Station Rd, Aldeburgh

Located at Albert Brewery.

Station Road became Victoria Road and this brewery is probably associated with the Albert Inn.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Aug 1875 states that :

To be sold by auction the very desirable and substantial premises known as the Albert Brewery, comprising a very convenient dwelling house with large garden attached; brew house, malt and hop rooms, with wine and spirit vaults under, large ale store in two compartments with granary over capable of storing 300 quarters of grain, licensed refreshment room, foreman's cottage, stable, cart lodge, large yard etc., forming a most convenient business premises, with a considerable space frontage to the high road at the entrance to the town, and close to the railway station. Possession at Michaelmas. The two quarter plant may be taken at valuation.

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

NOTE: The above sale was probably by George Charles Kew who had already moved to Gorlston. The brewery was bought by Joseph Flintham, a local farmer, who subsequently opened a shop to sell alcohol adjacent to the brewery in Station rd in August 1776. (Ipswich Journal) The brewery also subsequently traded as Flintham, Hall & Co Ltd from 1885 until being acquired by Adnams in 1924.

Joseph Flintham applied for a license to sell alcohol at a shop and house in Station road Aldeburgh = Ipswich Journal Tue 8 Aug 1876

Aldeburgh Cricket – Mr Flintham of the Albert brewery & refreshment rooms provided lunch last Sat in a commodious tent on the ground, which was much appreciated but due to late hour of wickets pitched, attendance not as good as spread deserved - Ipswich Journal Tue 18 June 1878

Registered as Flintham, Hall & Co in Jan. 1885.

WH Hall is listed in local election as the Albert brewery manager in 1885 - Ipswich Journal Tue 27 Oct 1885

The 1891 Census lists William H Hall (Brewer, Albert Brewery & House, Station Rd., Head/Married/39y/born Beckley, Oxforfordshire) with Helen Rey Hall (Albert Brewery & House, Station Rd., Wife/Married/44y/born Beckley, Oxforfordshire)

The 1901 Census lists William H Hall (Brewer, Albert House, Station Rd., Head/Widower/49y/born Beckley, Oxfordshire) with +Alice L Hall (Albert House, Station Rd., Daughter/Single/19y/born Aldeburgh)

The 1911 Census lists William Henry Hall (Brewer, Albert House, Victoria Rd., Head/Widower/59y/born Oxford Beckley) with Alice Lousia Hall (House Keeper for her father, Albert House, Victoria Rd., Daughter/Widower/29y/born Aldeburgh)

In 1912 Flintham, Hall & Co Ltd are listed at Albert Brewery & Station Mill.

The 1916 Kelly's Directory lists Flintham, Hall & Co. Limited (Brewers, Albert Brewery & Station Mill)

Taken over by Adnams in 1924 together with 5 public houses. The brewery buildings are now gone.