Young’s Wandsworth brewery to close

Young’s is to close its Wandworth brewery near the confluence of the River Thames and River Wandle next autumn.

There has been a brewery on the site alongside the River Wandle since 1581. Once coal and malt arrived by barge from London’s docks and was unloaded in the Wandle mouth.

Until recently the Thames Path followed the Wandle to Young’s own Crane pub opposite the brewery.

The brewing operations are being merged with with Charles Wells more modern brewery at Bedford.

Deliveries around Wandworth are undertaken by Young’s own dray horses who also pull the Lord Mayor of London’s coach. The future of the horses has yet to be decided.

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