This brief history of H&G Simonds Ltd is based on research by Tony Corley of Reading University, published in his ‘Road to Worton Grange’ produced for Courage Breweries in 1980 when they re-located the brewery operations from Bridge Street to Worton Grange close to the M4 Motorway and in ‘Simonds Brewery at Reading 1760-1960’, published in the Berkshire Archaeological Journal Vol. 68 of 1975. These were extended, illustrated and then published by Raymond Simonds to celebrate the unveiling of the Kennet Riverside Information Board in 2009.
The Story of the Bridge Street Brewery, Reading, 1785 – 1980
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This is the bottle label of our special ‘Commemorative Brew’, brewed for the occasion by Chiltern Breweries.