Whicher & Co
Ernest Whicher & Co, Star Brewery, 1 Queen Street, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Founded 1887 by James Shaft. The brewery and 8 houses were sold to George Peters in 1896 who resold it to Ernest Whicher. He carried on the business, trading as the Army & Navy Brewery.
In 1906, he merged with Charles Gillett (Buckland Brewery), at which time the Cosham Steam Brewery was closed.
In 1910, he bought the Kingston Brewery (Portsmouth) from George Peters & Co. Ltd and ceased brewing in 1914.