Opened by Courage in 1978, subsequently taking over production of beers previously made at Courage’s Anchor brewery in Southwark, which closed in 1981. From 1986, when Courage was acquired by Elders IXL, the brewery mainly produced Fosters lager for the UK market. In 1995 Courage was acquired by Scottish & Newcastle. Became part of Heineken UK in 2008 when Heineken took over Scottish & Newcastle. The brewery was closed in April 2010 and production was transferred to Heineken’s Royal Brewery in Manchester.