Located in Stroud, this brewery can be traced back to the mid-19th century when the Marling
family leased Salmon's Mill to the brewer and maltster Thomas Godsell.
The mill was recorded in the mid-15th century and part of the buildings remain
today. When the site was devoted the production of beer, it became known as the
Salmon Springs Brewery.
Thomas Godsell's sons joined the firm in the mid-1870's. The business prospered
and enjoyed considerable expansion.
Brewery took over the enterprise in 1928. Six years later new owners
demolished the brewery and mill. The company erected a bottling plant and used
part of the site as stores. Some malting was conducted on the site up until the
1960's but this was stopped by Whitbread's when they acquired the
Featuring the Godsell trade mark in stone, the maltings have survived and now
serve other industrial uses.
Posted on 16th January 2012
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