Worthington & Co. Ltd
Worthington & Co Ltd, 137 High Street, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
William Worthington was born, the son of a yeoman farmer, in Orton-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire, in 1723. He arrived in Burton as a cooper in 1744, and founded his brewery in about 1761.
In 1819 acquired the site from Henry Evans and it became their main premises. In 1862 Worthington & Robinson. Registered January 1889. Merged with Bass, Ratcliff & Gretton Ltd. 1927 but continued to operate as a separate concern until brewing ceased in 1967.
- Smith's Brewery Co. Ltd of Hull was acquired in 1901 with 40/50 tied houses.
- Sydney Wells & Sons of Kegworth was acquired in 1925 with 34 pubs.
- The Wenlock Brewery Co. Ltd, London N1 was acquired in 1953 and was closed in 1962.
The brewery and its maltings were demolished in 1968, the former to provide a car park, later a shopping precinct. The latter, by the middle of the 1970s, became a new public library.
- List of Worthington & Co Ltd pubs
- Article: "Messrs. Worthington's Brewery at Burton" (Published 2 January 1875)
The brewery features in The Noted Breweries of Great Britain and Ireland by Alfred Barnard published 1890.
The Worthington Bottle Car:
Boundary plates at the former Nunneley & Co brewery, which they acquired in 1915:
Labels, mats, etc: