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Re: Kent Beer Bottles
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2010, 16:47:44 »
i,m not an expert on bottles but i,m only presuming its a beer bottle.As i said,i think it maybe in the garage(very cluttered garage),i think its a creamy coloured stone type bottle.I really must try and find it,i hope i still have it,havnt seen it for years.Dug it up when i was a kid.Was an exellent bottle dump at the side of Westmount college,Folkestone rd,Dover.We used to find allsorts there.

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Re: Kent Beer Bottles
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2010, 12:20:23 »
Hi ellabumbles..My bottle is embossed E Lyle which ia shade earlier than your A C one. E for Elizabeth and A C for Alexander Charles her son, one of six.

Hi strangelights..I have a codd bottle from Elvey but have not seen a beer from them, that is a black or dark glass one..ps I did not realise that they were in business till 1962!

Hi crgshpd... Robert Henry Forster had a Chemist shop in Dover where he also produced mineral waters from 1889 this was at 52 Castle Street.

Info from the book kent bottles by Mark Reed.

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Re: Kent Beer Bottles
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2010, 15:44:00 »

I know its not a beer bottle but i found a torpedo mineral water bottle, near long hill-dover a little while ago
it had RH FORSTER,MINERAL WATER MANUFACTURER,52 CASTLE STREET,DOVER writen on it,

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Re: Kent Beer Bottles
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2010, 10:52:41 »
"The only surviving kentish brewer is Shepherd Neame which is one of Britains oldest".

That may have been true at one time but there are number of micro-breweries currents in Kent. One of my favourite beers is GOACHERS based in Tovil, Maidstone. Then there's the NELSON BREWERY in Chatham Dockyard, the WHITSTABLE BREWERY, GADDS BREWERY in Pysons Road, Ramsgate, LARKINS at Chiddingstone, WESTERHAM BREWERY, plus one or two others.

We must support our local breweries.


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Re: Kent Beer Bottles
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2009, 15:58:44 »
some where in the garage i think we,ve an old beer bottle----elvey and co,from dover.will have to try n dig it out sometime.i,ve no idea of its age.

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Re: Kent Beer Bottles
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2009, 15:36:45 »
Hi there - I have found an AC Lyle bottle of Tunbridge Wells - how does this vary from the other TWells one you have? thanks, Jonathan

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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2009, 22:38:16 »
Cheers, I look forward to hearing what he/she has. If you need any further info on the bottles I will be pleased to help.I would keep an eye out on that stream bank in case you have an old victorian/edwardian refuse dump there.
PS...I do not visit KHF as often as I used to so please PM me if I have not answered a posting.

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Re: Kent Beer Bottles
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009, 19:56:17 »
Excellent, thanks for the info. I found the bottle set into the bank of the stream at the bottom of my garden. The banks are slowly being worn away so I assumed it had originally fallen there some time ago.
A friend of mine has a load of old bottles that were collected on an old disused victorian brickyard over in Teynham. I will see if I can find out what they collected for you.

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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2009, 12:21:03 »
That sounds like a nice find screamindemonuk, it is so much nicer when you pull these out of the ground yourself after being undistured for maybe close on a hundred years. The company was founded in 1669 by a James Pashley and accquired by Mackeson family in 1801. It was purchased by Simmonds of Reading in 1920 and sold to Jude,Handbury &Co Ltd in 1929. This then came under the control of Whitbread. Brewing ceased in 1968 and the brewery was demolished for housing. Most of the old breweries in Kent were taken over by each other and their numbers gradualy reduced, mostly finaly ending up as Whitbread. The only surviving kentish brewer is Shepherd N
eame which is one of Britains oldest.

Info from... A century of British Brewers by Norman Barber

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Re: Kent Beer Bottles
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 18:03:36 »
I found an old MACKESON & CO, HYTHE breweries bottle by the stream in back garden. It was buried deep in the mud and still had a cork in it. When I opened it, the watery sludge smelt of ale. Could it have been some orginal remnants? I did mean to get it checked but cleaned up the bottle instead.

 I see you already have one on your list but do you know anything about the brewery?

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Re: Kent Beer Bottles
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2008, 23:37:14 »
Thanks for that kyn I will enquire next time I am down the town.

Paul, I would appreciate a message if you find anything interesting....and as regards emptying beer bottles, I would have loved to have emptied that lot ::)

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Re: Kent Beer Bottles
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008, 23:24:18 »
The Queens Head, Sheerness used to have alot of bottles on show before it was redecorated a few years back!  They are no longer on show although i have no idea what happened to them!!!  Might be worth asking  ???

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Kent Beer Bottles
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008, 23:19:36 »
As you are probably aware by my name I collect old bottles etc from Sheppey. Over the years I have also been tying to collect an old embossed beer type bottle from each kent town. I have listed below the beer bottles I have collected so far...all empties of course ;D . These all date to around the turn of the century 1880-1920 roughly and apart from Shepherd neame all have gone. If you have an old bottle that is not on this list I would appreciate a message. All the best, John.

Town   Company

ASH    GARDNER
ASHFORD    ASHFORD BREWERIES
ASHFORD    WILKS
ASHFORD/LYDD     FINN BOTH TOWN NAMES,ALSO SEE LYDD ONLY.
AYLESFORD     DANES
BEXLEY    REFFELLS
BROMLEY    CAMDEN
CANTERBURY    ASH AND CO
CANTERBURY    G BEER
CANTERBURY    FLINTS
CANTERBURY    CANTERBURY BREWERY
CANTERBURY    SHAXBY
CANTERBURY    HOLDEN
CHATHAM    OWEN J CARTER
CHATHAM    PETT
CHATHAM    ARKCOLL
CHATHAM    EDWIN SMITH
CHATHAM    KENNEDY
CHATHAM    BUTCHER
CHATHAM    TUCK
CRANBROOK    SHARPE AND WINCH
DARTFORD    DARTFORD BREWERY
DARTFORD    KIDD
DEAL    BIRD AND SON
DEAL    NETHERSOLE AND SONS
DOVER    DOVER BREWERY
DOVER    LENEY
DOVER    JAMES BINFIELD
DOVER    T E BARNARD CENTRAL STORES
DOVER,DEAL,FOLKESTONE    SOUTER HOP ALE
DOVER,FOLKESTONE    SOUTER HOP ALE
DOVER/FOLKESTONE    JOHN LUKEY AND SONS
ELTHAM    KENWARD
FAVERSHAM    SHEPHERD NEAME
FAVERSHAM    RIGDEN
FAVERSHAM    DARCY
FAVERSHAM    GEORGE BEER AND RIGDEN
FAVERSHAM    SPENDIFF
FOLKESTONE    GOSLING STORES
FOLKESTONE    JAS FISK (WINE MERCHANT)
FOLKESTONE    UNDERWOOD PENFOLD
FOLKESTONE    PURSEY
FOLKESTONE    BROOKE
FOLKESTONE/HYTHE    BROOKE
FRANT    WARE
GILLINGHAM    ARGO
GILLINGHAM    CROFT
GRAVESEND    WOODS
GRAVESEND    CHARRINGTON
GRAVESEND    SHRIMP
GRAVESEND    RUSSELS
HADLOW    KENWARD AND COURT
HERNE BAY     MAXWELL
HERNE BAY    FLINN
BURTON BREWERY
HERNE BAY    BARNWELL
HYTHE    MACKESON
LAMBERHURST    SMITH AND CO
LYDD    FINN
MAIDSTONE    BARKER
MAIDSTONE    FREMLIN (NO TOWN NAME ON BOTTLE)
MAIDSTONE    WATSON
MAIDSTONE    MASON
MAIDSTONE    ISHERWOOD
MAIDSTONE    STYLE AND WINCH
MAIDSTONE    TEMPERANCE BEER CO LTD
MAIDSTONE    LYLE
MAIDSTONE    ISHERWOOD FOSTER STACEY
MAIDSTONE    FAIRBURN
MAIDSTONE    MARSH
MARGATE    COBBS
MARGATE    RAYNERS STORES
MARGATE    REEVE AND CO
MARGATE    CRAWFORD
MARGATE    WEBB AND CO
MARGATE    A. BAYLY AND CO
NEW BROMPTON    PASSBY
NORTHFLEET    NEW NORTHFLEET BREWERY
NORTHFLEET    BARKAWAY
RAMSGATE    PHILPOTT 1895/1900/1907/1910/1911/1913 (dates embossed on bottle)
RAMSGATE    WASTALL
RAMSGATE    TOMSON AND WOTTON (NO TOWN NAME)
RAMSGATE    TOMSON AND WOTTON (WITH TOWN NAME)
ROCHESTER   STYLE AND WINCH
ROCHESTER   WOODHAMS
ROCHESTER    DOVE  
ROCHESTER    MERRETT
SANDWICH    EAST KENT BREWERY
SANDWICH    H AND G WATTS
SEVENOAKS    JOHN BLIGH
SHEERNESS    ROYAL HOTEL (J.J MILES )
SITTINGBOURNE    DEAN AND WILLIAMS
SITTINGBOURNE    PRENTIS
SITTINGBOURNE    SITTINGBOURNE STEAM BOTTLING AND BREWERY CO
STROOD    BIGGS
STROOD    DAMPIER
STROOD    BUDDEN AND BIGGS
SWANSCOMBE    MOORE BROS
TONBRIDGE    SWAN
TONBRIDGE    BARTRAM
TUNBRIDGE WELLS     CAVE EDWARDS
TUNBRIDGE WELLS     DUPREE
TUNBRIDGE WELLS     ROBINS
TUNBRIDGE WELLS     KELSEY
TUNBRIDGE WELLS    MONTAGUE D BROWN
TUNBRIDGE WELLS    E LYLE
WALMER    THOMPSON
WATERINGBURY    JUDE HANBURY
WATERINGBURY    LENEY
WEST MALLING    PHILIPS
WESTERHAM    BUSHELL WATKINS & SMITH
WESTGATE    T W DENNY
WESTGATE    H MINTER
WHITSTABLE    WHITSTABLE BOTTLING

 

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