The Directory of UK Brewers

Beard & Co. Ltd

AddressBeard & Co. Ltd
Start Lane Brewery
Fisher Street
County (see footnote)Ceremonial
East Sussex
Local Authority


Brewing from about 1740, this brewery was acquired by Thomas Beard in 1811. Brewing ceased in 1958, however the company retained its pubs. Initially beers were contract brewed by Harveys until 1986. By 1996 a Beard's branded beer was being brewed by Arundel. The remnants of Beard's were purchased by Greene King in July 1998 when brewing under this name ceased.

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 For historical information, we suggest you also visit the brewery page on the unfortunately no longer updated Beermad.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 Beard & Co. 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 : 20th May 2002