Wokingham pub history index
In 1856, when the Haywards empire was being split up, Robert Trickey Dunnings bought The Chair in Denmark Street. He also bought land behind the Chair, upon which be built the Wellington Brewery. The estate was taken over first by Frank Headington and his cousin Richard Webster, in partnership, and then by Frank's son John, who was the owner in 1901.
The brewery flourished until 1920, when it was sold to Ashbys
of Staines. As usual in these cases, the new owners wanted the tied pubs as
outlets for their own beer, rather than the brewery for its beer.
The site of the brewery is where Tesco is now situated, behind 'The Plaza'. *
Tescos site, Wokingham in 2011 -
Both kindly provided by Chris French
Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Berkshire. The Berkshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors. *
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1850/William Lewis & Son/beer retailer/../../Slaters Directory ***
1854/Wm Lewis & Son/Beer Retailer/../../Billings Directory ***
* Provided By Chris French
*** Provided By Colin Ager
**** Provided By Kevan