|Address||WH Brakspear & Sons PLC|
Henley on Thames
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.
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Last Updated : 9th January 2003