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Strongs Brewery Romsey

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Brief History

In 1858 a man named Thomas Strong purchased a brewery in Romsey and then renamed it Strongs. In 1886 a man named David Faber took over and bought 2 more breweries and added them to Strongs. For nearly 100 years Strongs brewery was a major employer in Romsey. They were taken over by Whitbread in 1969 and brewing ceased 10 years later.


Strongs horse drawn wagon at Broakley Rd Water Splash, Brockenhurst


Strongs Order Office in the Horsefair, Romsey 1960


Advert on Southampton bus



Believed to be Strongs 1st lorry


Scammell at Romsey depot


Scamell at Bell Street mineral depot


Mobile bar in Romsey Carnival


Strongs Inn at the 1957 Charter celebrations


Bob Pointer unloading in Romsey depot


Crown Inn Kings Sombourne, and Strongs lorry.


Still around at various shows, Strongs Albion lorry


Assorted beer mats and bottle labels


Old signage still visible  at Bitterne


Outside the Horse & Jockey Romsey now the Cromwell



John Burnett on the left


First left is Jim Walvin from Princes Rd, Romsey


Strongs Fleet


Strongs Fleet

  2nd on left is Bill Solomon



Leyland Comet at Horse & Jockey, Mainstone, Romsey 1960's


Strongs Lorry, Romsey

Strongs lorry loading at Romsey depot




Aerial view of Strongs Brewery in 1950