William Butler & Co. Ltd

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Letterhead 1959
M&B Springfield Brewery
W Butler sen and jun.jpg
Former Talbot, Wolverhampton, 2011
Butler's fireplace at the New Inn, Blists Hill Museum

William Butler & Co. Ltd, Springfield Brewery, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Founded the Priestfield Brewery, Bilston, in 1833 and moved to Wolverhampton in 1874. Registered in April 1891.

Acquired by Mitchells & Butlers Ltd with 830 houses in 1960.

The Brewery was closed in May 1991; parts survive.



The brewery features in The Noted Breweries of Great Britain and Ireland by Alfred Barnard published 1890.


An assortment of views of the brewery


Views of the brewery taken in September 2007. Courtesy Steve Peck.


Views of the brewery taken in March 2008. Courtesy Steve Peck.


Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No  : 289,872

Description  : Old man and glass
Date of Application  : 16/01/1907
Used Prior to 1870?  : NO


Registration No  : 435,464
Description  : Eagle
Date of Application  : 21/03/1924
Used Prior to 1870?  : NO


Registration No  : 501,887
Description  : Whisky label
Date of Application  : 17/04/1929

Used Prior to 1870?  : NO