The Directory of UK Brewers

WH Brakspear & Sons PLC

AddressWH Brakspear & Sons PLC
The Brewery
New Street
Henley on Thames
County (see footnote)Ceremonial
Local Authority
South Oxfordshire


The history of Brakspear can be traced back to before 1700 when brewing commenced in Bell Street. The brewery was acquired by Brakspear in 1799. A merger with another local brewer in 1812 resulted in a moved to the current picturesque riverside location. During the 1970s Whitbread acquired a stake in the company which was brought back during the early 1990s. In early 2002 it was announced that a review of the business was taking place and in July 2002 it was announced that year of tradition were to be scrapped, the brewery would close with the brands being brewed under contract by Refresh UK. Brewing ceased on 17th October 2002 with beer production taking place under contract by Brakspear Brewing Company. The original company continues as a pub group.


The information contained above was believed to be correct at the date indicated. However we accept no responsibility for any false, misleading or inaccurate information within this site. We are not WH Brakspear & Sons PLC and have no connection with them. This is not their official web site. If you believe any of the above information to be wrong, then let us at know by contacting us.

All Trademarks and logos are recognized as the property of their owners.

Since the 1974 local government reorganisation there has been much controversy over many county boundaries. The links we provide cover all areas possibilities: Ceremonial Counties which are the counties for which a Lord-Lieutenant has been appointed, Historic Counties (and their allied county boroughs) which represent the position before the 1974 re-organisation and Local Authority which represents the third tear District level.

Last Updated : 9th January 2003