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Hoare and Co

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of Red Lion Brewery, Lower East Smithfield, London

1492 Founded as the Red Lion Brewhouse.

1894 Registered in November with 11 public houses.

1918 Acquired Herbert Santer and Sons, Albion Brewery, Caledonian Road, Islington

1923 Acquired the Lion Brewery Co.

1925 Took over the public houses of the New Cross Brewery Co.

1933 Acquired by Charrington and Co.

Hoare's trademark, a toby jug, still forms part of the Bass Charrington trademark.

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Sources of Information

  • East London Breweries [1]