Nicholson's Brewery

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A label from a bottle of Nicholsons' Brown Ale

Nicholson's was a small brewery operating from 1840 to 1960 in Maidenhead, England.

History[edit]

The brewery was founded in 1840 by William Nicholson (1820–1916[1]),[2] son of successful businessman Robert Nicholson. The brewery was based in the centre of town with an extensive frontage on the High Street.[1]

At their peak in the 1900s, Nicholson's possessed 150 tied pubs.

Courage purchase[edit]

Nicholson's was bought out first by Simonds Brewery and then by the Reading-based Courage brewery in 1959,[2] and closed in 1960. It was demolished in 1962.[3] The Nicholson's Centre shopping complex now stands on the site, covering the 400 ft deep artesian well that provided the brewery with its water.

Pubs[edit]

The Nicholson's brand is now used for some pubs run by Mitchells & Butlers.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Helyer, Allison. "Local Historical Figures". www3.rbwm.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  2. ^ a b Richmond, Lesley; Turton, Alison (1990). The Brewing Industry: A Guide to Historical Records. Manchester University Press. p. 250. ISBN 9780719030321.
  3. ^ Kupfermann, Elias; Dixon-Smith, Carol (2014-11-05). Maidenhead Through Time. Amberley Publishing Limited. p. 125. ISBN 9781445638539.
  4. ^ "New Christmas Beer exclusively for Mitchells & Butlers outlets | Adnams Southwold". adnams.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-06-09.