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Corporation Brewery and Tap,Doncaster
« on: Mar 9 - 2016 »
A bit of history of the brewery and pub.

In 1891 the Corporation Brewery was run by Alfred Ream and his son Charles.It was built by Doncaster builders H Arnold and son.Pubs once tied to the brewery included:
The Malt Shovel in St Sepulchre Gate
The Bay Horse,French Gate
Blue Bell,Baxtergate
kings Arms,St Sepulchre Gate
Fitzwilliam Arms,Fitzwilliam Street
and the Corporation Brewery Taps.Alfred died in 1914 and his son retired from the brewery business four years later,leasing the brewery to Wheatley and son.
This was short lived as the brewery was sold in 1925 to Samuel Smiths for 6000 and brewery shut soon after.In 1928 the building was converted into a common lodging house which it remained until it closed in 1955.Five years later it was compulsory purchased by Doncaster Corporation and demolished for high rise flats to be built.
The Corporation Brewery Taps was extensively damaged by fire,i found this article from the Sheffield Independent 14th March 1934 which states brigade called out at the Corporation Brewery Taps at the corner of Cleveland St and Corporation St in the early hours of yesterday.It was one of the best known in the neighbourhood years ago and there was a brewery in the rear.Despite the efforts of the brigade the centre of the house was destroyed.The owners of the house being Messrs Samuel Smith,Tadcaster Brewery.
The picture is from 1959 showing the brewery and a glimpse of the Tap,(extreme left).