… a short distance beyond the Gas Works is the junction with the High Street with the old Gloucester Road, near which is the old established Albion Brewery, which, for the supply of a good family beverage equal to home-brewed, has attained a celebrity as ancient as Cheltenham itself”. (Rowes Illustrated Guide.1850)

The Albion Brewery was demolished c.1873 and the site developed as the Cattle Market

References to the Albion Brewery in contemporary directories:

(Cheltenham Looker On. July 19th 1873)

Harris & Leighton, Gloucester Road (1856)

Harris & Leighton, Albion Brewery, Gloucester Road (1858-9)

Harris & Leighton, Albion Brewery (1863 Post Office Directory)

Harris & Leighton, Albion Brewery, Gloucester Road (1868 Slaters Directory)

James Leighton owned several public houses in Cheltenham. The 1891 and 1903 petty sessional divisional records suggest that these were supplied by the Cheltenham Original Brewery. It is likely that ownership of these pubs have some historical connection with the Albion Brewery, whose pubs were probably acquired by the original Brewery.

Black Horse, Rosehill Street, Cheltenham

Bridge Inn, Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham

Early Dawn, Lower High Street, Cheltenham

Folly Inn, Cheltenham

Greyhound Inn, Hewlett Road, Cheltenham

Hop Pole, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham

Midland Inn, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham

Railway Inn, New Street, Cheltenham

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