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Eagle Brewery, Rose Street, Wokingham, Berkshire

Wokingham pub history index

In 1856, when the Haywards empire was being split up, Robert Trickey Dunnings bought The Chair in Denmark Street. He also bought land behind the Chair, upon which be built the Wellington Brewery. The estate was taken over first by Frank Headington and his cousin Richard Webster, in partnership, and then by Frank's son John, who was the owner in 1901.

The brewery flourished until 1920, when it was sold to Ashbys of Staines. As usual in these cases, the new owners wanted the tied pubs as outlets for their own beer, rather than the brewery for its beer.
The site of the brewery is where Tesco is now situated, behind 'The Plaza'. *

Tescos site, Wokingham in 2011 -

Tescos site, Wokingham in 2011 -

Both kindly provided by Chris French

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Berkshire. The Berkshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors. *

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1850/William Lewis & Son/beer retailer/../../Slaters Directory ***

1854/Wm Lewis & Son/Beer Retailer/../../Billings Directory ***


* Provided By Chris French

*** Provided By Colin Ager

**** Provided By Kevan

What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with 1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!

London pub history directory.

LONDON Pub History

London Street Listings in 1832.

1832 Index

London street listings in 1842

1842 Index

London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.

London public houses in 1833 Pigots.

Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.

London public houses in 1856.

London public houses in 1869.

London public houses in 1899

London 1921 Street directory in 1921

London 1940 Street directory 1940

London Pubs in 2018

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