Old NewsThe Sale of Cannon


Sale of the Cannon Brewery, Ware

From the Hertford Mercury

 9th April, 1853





The Sale of Cannon's Brewery, Ware, 13 Public Houses & Beer Houses and other property.

12th April 1853

by Ree & Son at the Saracen's Head Inn, Ware


Cannon Brewery, Princess street, Ware

Union Jack Public House, Musley, Ware

Bugle Horn Beer House, Crib Street, Ware

Chequers Public House, Westmill Road, Ware

Wellington Beer House, Fanham's Hall, Ware

Old Bell Public House, Hadham Cross

Coach & Horses Beer House, Bishops Stortford

Chequers Beer House, Back Street, Hertford

Beer House, Honey Lane, Hertford

White Lion Public House, Bengeo

Chequers Beer House, Burnham Green

Cross Keys Beer House, Stevenage

Beer House, Colliers End

Wheatsheaf Beer House, Wadesmill Hill


Cannon Brewery, Ware

The Cannon Brewery was built on a site between Princess Street and Whitehorse Road. In 1853, when Blake & Co. sold the Brewery, there was a six quarter mash tun and a tied estate of 12 licenced properties, but only three were in Ware. Thomas Cox operated the brewery between 1852 and 1864. It was then acquired by McMullen & Sons who used this brewery until 1891. However McMullen's do not appear to have ever brought or leased a major part of this tied estate.

Brewers in Hertfordshire

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