Some history of Elgood & Sons Limited of Wisbech in the county of Cambridgeshire.


Elgood and Sons Limited

The Elgood family took over the North Brink Brewery at Wisbech in 1878. The brewery was established in 1795 and acquired in the early 19th century by William Watson and Abraham Usill. Following the death of William Watson, the firm traded as Phillips, Tibbitts and Phillips but this partnership was dissolved in 1853 when the brewery and tied-estate of 70 public-houses was sold at auction.

Auction of the Wisbech Brewery and Tied-Estate of Public-Houses [1853]

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Wisbech : North Brink Brewery [c.1975]

Elgood's Beers

Note : the pump clips below have been superseded by a shield-type design but I have not got a set of those so am displaying the pump clips used in 2014.

Elgood's Cambridge Bitter [2014]

Billed as "the perfect balance of fruit and malt," and using English Fuggles and Challenger hops, Cambridge Bitter has a malty and fruity aroma, with a satisfying flavour and bitter finish. It is a multi-award-winning traditional ale, light amber in colour with a good balance of malt and hop character making a pleasing session drink.

Elgood's North Brink Porter [2014]

Elgood's Black Dog [2014]

Elgood's Pageant Ale [2014]

Elgood's Barleymead Golden Autumn Ale [2014]

Elgood's Thin Ice [2014]

Elgood's Golden Newt [2014]

Elgood's Old Wagg [2014]

Elgood's Double Swan [2014]

Older Pump Clips

Elgood's Golden Newt [2000]

Elgood's North Brink Porter

Elgood's Cambridge Bitter

Elgood's Vintage Beer Labels

Elgood's Brown Ale

Elgood's Oatmeal Stout

Elgood's Malt Stout

Elgood's Pale Ale

Elgood's Brown Ale

Elgood's Stout

Elgood's Strong Ale

Elgood's Stout

Elgood's Iceberg Lager

Elgood's Pale Ale

Elgood's Fenman Strong Pale Ale

Pubs of Elgood and Sons Limited

Elgood's Seasonal Beers 2023

Elgood's Phoenix Rising

Clocking in at 4.7%, Phoenix Rising was a bronze-coloured premium beer brewed with Bramling Cross hops and late-added with Cascade and Mosaic hops resulting in a tropical hop aroma which was balanced with Extra Pale Ale Malt, Carapils and malted wheat for a full-bodied, hoppy beer.

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Related Newspaper Articles

"Many policemen were needed to control the crowds assembled outside St Peter's Church March for the wedding on Saturday of Miss Sybil Sharman, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. 8harman of "Clovelly," March, and Mr. W. Stewart Elgood, the Brewery House, North Brink, Wisbech. The bridegroom, who is the son of the late Mr. T. A. Elgood and of Mrs. A. Elgood. The Gables, Hunstanton, is managing director of Elgood and Sons Ltd., brewers, Wisbech, and a member of the Town Council. Miss Sharman has been captain of March Women's Badminton Club and prominent in tennis and golf circles. The officiating clergy were the Rev. F. Gordon Breed [Rector of Peter's], the Rev. S. S. Walton [Rector of St. John's], and the Rev. R. Ridge [Rector of Doddington]. Mr. Shields F.R.C.O. deputy organist at Peterborough Cathedral, played the organ, and the singing was led by the robed choir. The bride's gown was of ivory satin, with a draped cowl back and train cut in one. It had long tight sleeves and was hand-embroidered with silver paillettes. Her veil of ivory tulle with a fine silver edge was held by a head-dress of orange blossom. She carried a sheaf of lilies. Given away by her father, the bride was attended by Misses Betty Carr, Marjorie and Dorothy Grounds, Margaret Shepperson, Eleanor and Marjorie Ridge. They wore gowns of rose pink spotted tulle over stiffened tulle and poult of the same shade, and head-dresses of tiny rosebuds and upstanding tulle leaves edged with silver. Mr. Philip Elgood [cousin of the bridegroom] was best man. After the service 220 guests were entertained at "Clovelly," in a marquee on the lawn. The honeymoon is being spent motoring on the Continent. The bride travelled in two-piece suit of hyacinth and navy blue, the coat having blue ermine cuffs. Mr. and Mrs. Elgood will reside at the Brewery House, Wisbech."
"Wisbech Councillor Married"
Saffron Walden Weekly News : September 6th 1935 Page 8


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