Watney Combe Reid
Group From 1837 To 1979
In 1837 James Watney (1800 - 84) became a partner in the Stag Brewery, Pimlico and the Watney family were the main partners there for much of the 19th century. In 1889 James Watney & Co., acquired the Mortlake Brewery (latterly referred to as the Stag Brewery of Mortlake - pictured), which had been owned by Charles James Philips and James Wigan since the 1840s. in 1898, following acquisitions it became known as Watney Combe Reid.
It was taken over by Grand Metropolitan in 1972 and closed in 1979.