Charrington’s

Living near what was once one of the main breweries of Bass Charrington, now a retail park, I am interested in the history of the brewery.   Its origins lie in a brewery in Bethnal Green founded in the early eighteenth century by Robert Westfield.   He teamed up with Robert Moss in 1757 and they established the original Anchor Brewery in Mile End.   They then joined forces with John Charrington, the son of a vicar.   Charrington was running a brewery in Islington.   Together, they established Westfield, Moss and Charrington, becoming Charringtons after Moss retired in 1783.   John’s brother Henry ran the brewery from a nearby house on the Mile End Road.   It was the second largest brewery in London, a massive operation of which now only the adjacent offices, designed in 1872 by Snooke and Stock, remain:

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