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Burton Bridge Brewery
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Type: Brewery
Website: http://www.burtonbridgebrewery.co.uk/

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Burton Bridge Brewery takes its name from the Burton Bridge over the River Trent at Burton-on-Trent. It is situated twenty yards from the end of the present bridge.

Built in the late 17th Century as the Fox and Goose Inn, the old bridge finished just outside the front door. Remains of the first two arches are still there but buried under the road.

Whilst developing the liquor system at Ind Coope’s Romford brewery in 1979, Engineering Manager Geoff Mumford and Technical Manager, Bruce Wilkinson discovered a mutual interest in starting their own brewery. Information was shared and many small breweries visited. Both men quickly realised that a pub connected to a brewery could reap the benefits of beer in the very best condition, delivery and cask costs would be minimised. But neither had pub experience and were anxious that the tail (pub) should not wag the dog (brewery). The Midlands was decided as the location for such a venture as there were properties within their budget and their parents were within visiting range.

The bar was opened on 1 August 1982 and with a barmaid employed at lunchtimes and early evenings only, Geoff and Bruce worked alternate nights and brewed and delivered during the day!


Picture: Burton Bridge Brewery from the outside.
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