History of Rushton's Brewery Limited at Aston, Birmingham in the county of Warwickshire. Research is augmented with photographs, beer labels, pump clips, stories of local folklore, newspaper articles and a genealogy connections section for those studying their family history.


Rushton's Brewery Ltd
Rushton's Brewery Ltd

Some History on this Brewery
Based at The Lion Brewery in Aston, this company was founded by the maltster William Rushton. Registered in 1898, the brewery had a tied estate of around 100 pubs before Ansell's acquired them in 1923.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"Mr William Thomas Rushton, J.P.. of Woodside, Barnt Green, Worcestershire, brewer, founder and for many years head of Rushton's Brewery, Ltd., Aston, Birmingham, [now absorbed in Ansell's Brewery. Ltd.], left estate of the gross of ££429,590.17s.7d, with net personally £333,102.1s.9d.. The testator gave sums ranging from £100 to £250 to several charities, chiefly in Birmingham. By his will he had made a number of bequests to employees at Rushton's Brewery, Ltd., but these were revoked by the codicil owing the business being sold to Ansell's Brewery, Ltd., and other provision having been made for these employees. Mr John David Williams, J.P., of Clydach Court, Trelaw, Glamorgan, formerly Master of the Ystrad and Pentyach Hunt, chairman of the Rhondda Valley and Ely Breweries, Ltd., and of the Cardiff Malting Company, left estate of the gross value of £152.997.17s 6d, the net personally being £143,013.18s.”
"Brewer Leaves Almost Half-a-Million"
Evening Telegraph : January 11th 1924 Page 5.



Genealogy Connections
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Peter Griffin
“Wow, it’s like I’ve died and went to heaven. But then they realised it wasn’t my time yet. So they sent me to a brewery.”
Peter Griffin

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