West Country Breweries Ltd
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.
Closed 1998 and demolished in 2004. The site is now a modern shopping centre.
- The Creation of the West Country Breweries Ltd
- Article: "James Tynte Agg-Gardner, Esq, MP, of the Original Brewery, Cheltenham" (Published 13 February 1875)
- West Country Breweries 'Castle' Plaques
Various images of the Brewery
The shopping centre on the brewery site
The Brewery in the 1990s
The Brewery in 1993 (Ian Peaty)
Labels, Artefacts, etc