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Stourmouth Brewery



Stourmouth Brewery buildings Nov 2003
Stourmouth Brewery buildings Nov 2003

Both pictures above are of what is left of the Stourmouth Brewery buildings. Picture taken October 2003, by kind permission of Dover Library.


Francis Alexander White, Stourmouth Brewery, near Wingham, Kent, with 11 pubs and a malthouse, by Flint & Sons Ltd., Canterbury.


Stourmouth Brewery advert 1875

Above advert 1875, kindly sent by Peter Moynihan.


The following passage was written by Maggie Baldwin in January 2001. (More reading).

The old brewery, was once owned and operated by Francis A. WHITE. There was a cottage attached to the brewery in which lived an old woman, Mrs SARGENT. We children all thought she was a witch! She would come out and scream at us for playing among the ruins. I daresay she was only concerned for our safety!


Stourmouth Brewery once produced ales and Stourmouth also had a mineral water plant.  There was also a brewery, a post office, a school and a chapel; though these all closed during the twentieth century. In spite of this, the population has remained remarkably stable; in 1991 251 people were living here, almost exactly the same as 150 years before.

Map of Stourmouth
Stourmouth Brewery
Stourmouth Brewery label 1875

Above advert 1875, kindly sent by Peter Moynihan.



The "Stourmouth Brewery," near Wingham, Kent, with spacious stores and Malrtings, also small Hop Plantation, and two Leasehold Public Houses.

MR. W. W. MASON (the person appointed by his lordship the Master of the Rolls as vacation jude), will SELL by AUCTION, at the Mart, London, on FRIDAY, October 9th at Twelve for One o'clock, in one lot, without reserve, a Valuable Brewery Property.

Comprising the Freehold Stourmouth Brewery, desirably situate about two miles from the Grove Ferry Station on the South Eastern Railway, and six miles from the Adisham Station on the London, Chatham and Dover line. The premises have been much enlarged and improved within the last few years, and comprise a convenient brew house with tunroom, and a specious vat store, malt and hop rooms, capital arched cellering, two malting houses, (to wet 28 quarters and 12 quarters respectively), stabling for ten horses, and neat cottage residence with well stocked garden. A well upon the premises affords an unfailing supply of water peculiarly adapted for producing beers of the highest quality. The property will be sold as a going concern with the advantage of the old established connection. Also a freehold hop plantation near the brewery, containing about two acres, and the following leasehold properties:-

The "Spread Eagle" public house, Margate, the "Hussar Hotel," Garlinge near Margate, and a residence and cottage, Beech street, Dover.

May be viewed, and particulars with plans obtained ten days prior to the day of sale of Mr. John Minter, solicitor, Folkestone; of Mr. Wilks, solicitor, Hythe; of Messrs. Nichols, Clark and Elliott, solicitors, Cook's Court, W.C.; of Messrs. White, Borrett and Co., of 6, Whitehall Place; at the "Rose Inn," Canterbury; the "White Hart," Margate; the "Royal Oak," Dover; the "Saracen's Head," Ashford; the "Ship Inn," Faversham; at the Mart, Tokenhouse-yard, E.C.; and of the said Mr. W. W. Mason, at 61, King William-street, City.


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