History of the Stroud Brewery Co. Ltd. at Stroud in the county of Gloucestershire. 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.


Stroud Brewery Co. Ltd.
Stroud Brewery Co. Ltd.

Some History on this Brewery
Later based in Stroud's Rowcroft, this brewery was founded in the mid-18th century by Peter Leversage. He went into partnership to develop a firm trading as Leversage, Grazebrook and Burgh. However, the partnership fell apart in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and the brewery continued under a new business partnership with Joseph Watts, a businessman and local politician who later became the sole proprietor.

Stroud Cotswold Beers [1960 Beer Mat]

Following his death in October 1855, Joseph Watts bequeathed the brewery to his grandson Joseph Watts Hallewell. In order to develop the business, he formed a partnership and the brewery traded as Watts Hallewell, Biddell and Stanton. The company was registered in 1888 and, by the time it merged with the Cheltenham and Hereford Breweries, a tied estate of 643 tied houses were being supplied.

When Whitbread's acquired the combined companies in 1963, the Stroud Brewery was demoted to a supply depot until it was demolished in 1970.
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Stroud Brewery Poster



Brewery Plant

Genealogy Connections
If you have a genealogy story or query regarding this brewery you can contact me and I will post it here in addition to including your message within the website pages for Gloucestershire Genealogy.

Stroud Nourishing Stout

Stroud Home Brewed Mild Ale

Stroud Stout

Stroud Coronation Ale

Dave Barry
“Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.”
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Public Bar Stained Glass

Woman Serving Beer

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