The Brewery on Chiswell Street

The beautiful Brewery building is situated just a few hundred yards from The Barbican, and is accessed through a cobbled yard. Today it is an elite venue for celebrity events, weddings and birthdays.

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It boasts some incredible architecture such as the famous The Porter Tun room which has a 170-foot king post timber roof, with an unsupported span of 65 feet giving an uninterrupted view across the room.

The King George III and Queen Charlotte rooms were named after the royal visit to the brewery by George III and family in 1787. The largest once held the equivalent of 3,800 barrels of beer.

The Brewery occupies the site of the former Whitbread brewery in East London. In 1750 Samuel Whitbread, having bought property in the area, transplanted his operations to Chiswell Street from two smaller breweries in Old Street and Brick Lane. Within a few years Whitbread’s brewery had become a vast operation, its sheer size making it an attraction worthy of royal visits. George III, Queen Charlotte, Queen Elizabeth II and Elizabeth the Queen Mother all visited the site.

Brewing on the site continued until 1976, the last tanker pulling out of the South Yard on April 13, bringing to an end a 225-year era.

For more than 100 years, the coach of the Speaker of the House of Commons was housed at the brewery, and was pulled by Whitbread shire horses. Originally built for William III in the late 17th Century, in the mid 19th Century the coach was passed on to Speaker Charles Shaw Lefevre, who had married into the Whitbread family. Made of oak and weighing almost three tons, it is the oldest of the great state coaches and emerges only on rare occasions.

Real World Business and The Brewery

We work with the management team of The Brewery on implementing Sage into their own processes. The company was subject to an MBO from former owners, Earls Court in early 2012 and with it, they inherited an accounts system which the directors did not met the future needs of the company. They therefore installed Sage 50 and we worked with the accounts department and the board to implement the system and set up the management reporting so it met their requirements. We work with them on an ongoing basis to improve the way they report KPI’s, we train their staff and take a proactive approach to continual business improvement within the organisation.

We are proud of our association with this client and invite you to visit their website for more information.

If you would like more information on how as Sage Consultants we can train your team, install and configure Sage or provide business integration then contact us. You can also email or call 01909 512182.

Real World Business and The Brewery
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