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Benskin's Watford Brewery Ltd

AddressBenskin's Watford Brewery Ltd
Cannon Brewery
194 High Street
County (see footnote)Ceremonial
Local Authority


The brewery that became Benskin's started brewing about 1720, moving to their High Street brewery around 1820. It became Benskin's in 1867. It was purchased by Ind Coope Ltd in 1957. Brewing ceased in Watford in 1972. Production of a product claiming to be Benskin's Best Bitter continued at a number of Allied Breweries plants. Production ceased in early 2002, at which point the beer was brewed by Molson Coors Brewing Company (UK) Limited for AB Inbev UK Limited at their Burton-upon-Trent plant.

Beers Brewed

We do not maintain a list of beers brewed by each brewery. There may be a list on the brewery's own website. For historical information, we suggest you also visit the brewery page on the unfortunately no longer updated Beermad.


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 Benskin's Watford Brewery Ltd 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.

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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 : 25th February 2002