Bird, John brewery
Westerfield Brewery was founded and operated by John Bird from 1883. It stood on the road to Witnesham.
The 1888 Kellys Directory lists John Bird as a brewer.
An advert in the Ipswich Journal** in Feb 1895 states that :
Ales and Stout! Bird's Genuine Home-brewed.
Why not try it?
XXXX Strong Ale and Double Stout, 18galls 23s, 9galls 11s 6d, 4.5galls 5s 9d
XXX Ale, AK (Bitter Ale), and Stout, 18galls 17s, 9galls 7s 6d, 4.5galls 4s 3d
Bottled Ale and Stout (Screw stoppers, Imp. Pints)
KK (Strong Ale and extra Double Stout) 2s 6d per dozen
K Ale (Special) 2s per dozen
Net cash on delivery.
Westerfield Brewery, near Ipswich.
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
The 1900 Kellys Directory lists John Bird as a brewer, spirit & coal merchant at Westerfield brewery.
Registered as John Bird & Co Ltd in 1903.
Acquired by James P Rann from George H Castle in 1908 with both trading as John Bird & Co.
The 1912 Kellys Directory lists John Bird & Co as brewers & wine & spirit merchants with JP Rann as priprietor.
Brewery was sold in 1915.