Page's Brewery

Page's Brewery c1890
Brewery Buildings c.1938
Pages Beer Bottle


In 1843 John Sale and Benjamin Christy began brewing at Westbury Farm. They then moved next door and constructed a malting, a brewery, stables and a brewery house. Shortly after 1850 John Sale withdrew from the partnership and by 1861 Benjamin Christy II (son of Benjamin) had become the brewer. However the brewery encountered financial difficulties in 1876  and the brewery was purchased by Joshua Richmond Page.

Joshua Page was a maltster from Baldock and may have already owned some licensed properties. Beer production was increased and the tied estate was added to. After 1893 it would appear that most of the tied estate was held on short or long leases.

The brewery was sold to Wells and Winch of Biggleswade in 1921, and consequently closed down. A part of the building is now being used as the village hall.


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  • Found in google search.

    I have found a wooden keg brass bush ring marked “Pages Brewery Ashwell”  
    was found next to the Thames on foreshore near to Old Billingsgate Market, Central London. 

    Your site is very informative, Thank you. 

    By Scott (17/12/2020)
  • Recently my colleague who is a metal detectorists like myself was searching in a field near Hitchin and found a piece of Breweriana. It was a keg barrel tap lug and stamped on it it has PAGES BREWERY ASHWELL. Just thought someone might be interested. Kind regards and great website Julian Evan-Hart

    By Julian Evan-Hart (28/03/2013)

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