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Illustrated Guide to Christchurch and Neighbourhood

Suffolk Brewery (Scarlett & Co)

Suffolk Brewery (Scarlett & Co),

Situate in Barbadoes-street, near the South Belt. This Brewery is one of the oldest in Christchurch, having been established in 1858 by Manning and Co. Since then it has been the property, successively, of Messrs. Pitt & Harris, Disher, and McIvey & Baird, which last formed it into a company, under the name of "The Suffolk Brewery Company, Limited," from whom the present owners rent it. It consists of the usual brewery plant, with commodious and well kept cellars, and large maltings. The plant is capable of turning out about 2000 hogsheads a year, and the maltings at the present time are 500 bushels a week. The quality of this ale is locally well known, and its excellence is amply attested by the fact that they have obtained first and second-class medals at the annual local shows.

This firm has also large bottling stores in Bath-street, where they turn out a considerable quantity of ale and stout, both English and colonial.