William Cooper & Co. Ltd

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Messrs. Wm. Cooper & Co. Ltd., New Brewery, Southampton. Brewers’ Journal 15th December 1901
One of their Southampton outlets. Courtesy Geoff Dye
Courtesy Roy Denison

William Cooper & Co. Ltd, East Street Brewery, 2 York Buildings, Southampton, Hampshire.

Founded c.1786.

The East Street Brewery was closed in 1889 and brewing transferred to the former Bell’s Itchen Brewery at Wooston. The following year the adjacent High Street Brewery of Vincent & Elliott was taken over and also closed. The brewery at York Buildings was built in1900 within the curtilage of both the East Street and High Street breweries.

Registered 1894.

Acquired by Watney, Combe, Reid & Co. Ltd. with c.125 houses in 1943 and brewing ceased 1950.

List of William Cooper & Co Ltd pubs

An assortment of views of the brewery. Courtesy Mike Tighe