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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1617
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1837-1934
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Friary Meux Ltd | brewers


Administrative/Biographical history:

Following a dispute between the partners of Reid, Meux and Co., of the Griffin Brewery, Sir Henry Meux left the concern in 1807 and acquired the Horseshoe Brewery in Tottenham Court Road, WC1, trading as Henry Meux and Co.

Meux's Brewery Co Ltd was registered in 1888. In 1921 brewery was transferred to the Nine Elms Brewery in Wandsworth, which was subsequently renamed the Horseshoe Brewery. In 1956 the company merged with Friary, Holroyd and Healy's Breweries Ltd to form Friary Meux Limited. Production finally ceased at the Nine Elms Brewery in 1964.

Friary Meux Ltd was acquired by Allied Breweries Ltd in 1964.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Friary Meux Limited comprising deeds and other legal documents relating to public houses owned by the company, 1837-1934, including premises in Sunbury and Twickenham.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged by property, then chronological.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1981.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For more records relating to Allied Breweries, see LMA/4433, LMA/4434 and LMA/4435. For records of Ind Coope see ACC/2953, and for Meux and Co see ACC/1714.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July to October 2009

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