West Country Breweries Ltd

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Cheltenham Original Brewery Co., New Brewery, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Brewers’ Journal 15th November 1898
Letterhead 1945
Letters 1945 and 1958
Letterhead 1966
Letterhead 1969
West Country Brewery plaque.jpg
The Crown, Peopleton (photo BHK 2006)

West Country Breweries Ltd, 256 High Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Registered 15th April 1888 as the Cheltenham Original Brewery Co. Ltd to acquire the business of J.T.Agg-Gardner founded in 1760.

Name changed to Cheltenham & Hereford Breweries Ltd. 1945 when the Hereford & Tredegar Brewery Ltd was acquired and was later renamed again to Cheltenham Brewery Holdings Ltd. Merged with the Stroud Brewery Co. Ltd in 1958 to form West Country Breweries Ltd. with 1,275 tied houses. Acquired by Whitbread & Co. Ltd in 1963 and it became known as Whitbread Flowers Ltd.

Brewery closed 1998 and much of it demolished in 2004. The site is now a modern shopping centre surrounding the former brewhouse.

Various images of the Brewery

The Brewery in the 1990s

The Brewery in 1993 (Ian Peaty)

The shopping centre on the brewery site

Labels, Artefacts, etc

Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No  : 205,246
Description  : Leckhampton Hill with the Devil's Chimney and pigeons picking up calcareous matter out of the original Cheltenham Spring
Date of Application  : 27/05/1897
Used Prior to 1875?  : NO

Registration No  : 214,727
Description  : Tower with battlements
Date of Application  : 07/06/1898
Used Prior to 1875?  : NO