An advertisement in 1878 mentions a small brewery in Cannonbury Street.:

“Why go further off when you can get supplied with good genuine home brewed ale at the Canonbury Brewery, Berkeley. Delivered in five, nine, eighteen, thirty six or fifty four gallon casks.”

The Fear family who resided at the property were also coopers. In the beer cellar at Berkeley Castle there are wooden barrels on display with ‘Fear’ stamped on them.

The Petty Sessional Divisional Licensing Records of 1891 has the premises listed without a name. There is no mention at all in the 1903 licensing book. It is worth noting that the business is named the Canonbury Street Brewery with only one ‘n’. The old brewery is now a private residence.

Fears Cooperage.

Licensing details:

Owner in 1891: David Fear (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1891: £14.5s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891:


1885,1891 Benjamin Fear (listed as a brewer, Cannonbury Street in 1885)

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