Blatch’s Brewery, Theale.
We are making our way slowly along the canal. So today I was able to visit the remains of Blatch’s Brewery, Theale.
The site was owned by the Blatch family from 1854 until 1966, when it was sold to Ind Coope. Largely demolished around this time, various buildings still remain, and have been converted and/or incorporated into offices.
Surrounding a cobbled courtyard, many buildings show their origins. They bear names relating to their former purpose. This includes the rather magnificent Coopers House, and the main offices fronting the road.
Remaining buildings in the court are listed Grade II, showing their significance. The window in the door at the top of the steps is ornately stencilled with the word “Office”.
Blatch’s Brewery, Theale were the owners of the former Rose and Crown, Woolhampton. Thank you to Phil Wood for pointing that out.
- Taken: 1 September 2017
- Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
- Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm 1:4 L IS USM
- Focal Length 16mm
- 1/40 Sec
- ISO 100