Archive for the ‘Surrey Breweries’ Category

Hogs Back Brewery’s new Hop Ground

Friday, May 16th, 2014

On Monday I  joined a number of other volunteers and Hogs back staff for a jolly day planting hops opposite the brewery in Tongham – a new experience for most of us

The group included celebrated beer journalists, Martyn Cornell and Roger Protz, as well as experts such as Dr Peter Darby of Wye Hops, Bill Biddell of the only other Surrey hop grower, Hampton Estates, and brewer Ed Wray whos article on the Farnham White Bine Hop appeared in ‘Brewery History’ recently

Martyn has written the day up beautifully on his blog so I won’t try and do the same, but do have a look if you have time-


I look forward to tasting the fruits of our labour in the fullness of time


Royal Arms, Union Street, Aldershot & Froyle Brewery

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

We have had a query about Aldershot – can anyone add to the information please?


Hi Jeff
Do you know anything about the Royal Arms, Union Street, Aldershot? Date 1895
My great grandparents ran it. They took in people from the theatre as lodgers.
On the 1891 census it says he was a musical agent. They lived in Aldershot a good number of years.
Her name was Emily Stovold before she married. His name was Frederick (James) Williams
I noticed that the Stovolds had something to do with Knight breweries but not sure if I got that right.





Hi Caz
I can’t see any references to Stovold in our index of brewers, I’m afraid, or a Knight connection in the Surrey / Hampshire area.


Mike, our archivist, has come up with:

Froyle Brewery, Husseys Road, Lower Froyle

In 1871 run by William S Knight 25 year old son of William Knight, of Sylvesters Farm, the owner. However by 1885 owned by Raymond Morse, so it may be a bit tenuous.

Caz then found this info about brewery cottages.$File/Lower_Froyle_Conservation_Area.pdf

Friary Brewery, Guildford

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

We have had a reaquest via the Surrey Hants Borders CAMRA branch, as follows. If anyone can help please get in touch – on a personal note I would love to see any photos of the Friary Brewery. Thanks Jeff

Does anyone have any photographs of the Fermenting Room at the old Friary Brewery in Guildford post 1919?

I have been contacted by Paul Hughes who is holding an exhibition on hip replacements in Edinburgh later this year.  Apparently the airborne extraction system first used in the brewery was later developed and used in hip replacement surgery.

[See the attached comment for details of these images]

Friary Brewery - the fermentation stage 1Friary Brewery - the fermentation stage 2

Cannon Brewery, Guildford

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

I have had a query from Jeff Lloyd of Guildford concerning Lascelles Tickner’s Cannon Brewery on the Portsmouth Road, Guildford. He is building a model of this part of the town and is trying to find plans and photographs, including aerial shots showing the roof. There is one photograph and outline plan in Mark Sturley’s excellent book on Guildford breweries, but does anyone know of others? The brewery later became the Guildford Glass Works and then replaced by the CEGB building.

Cannon Brewery, Guildford

Surrey Breweries

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

I am very keen to receive ANY information about Surrey breweries, past or present (including those proposed but which never appeared), particularly any that are not mentioned in the BHS book ‘A Century of British Brewers- plus’.

Please add and snippets or comments to this thread

Many thanks


Breweries & Pubs of Reigate & Redhill

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Richard Symonds has started a web site covering the history of breweries and pubs in Reigate, Redhill and the surrounding areas. It is stillunder development but has been populated with the content of his recent book on the topic and is well worth a look.

He is keen to have any additional information, and related images, fed back to him.

The link is: