Webpage created: May 07, 2017.
Webpage updated: May 07, 2017
The brewery at number 41 Queen Street was owned in 1850/51 by Mr Richard Eales Knowling, a Town Councillor, who was born in Stoke Damerel in March 1802 and buried there on September 24th 1870.
The Eagle Brewery Company, of 36 Queen Street, was offered for sale by auction on Tuesday July 19th 1921.
It held the following tied houses: the Avondale Arms; the Butchers' Arms; the London and South Western Tavern; the Life-boat; the Lord Hood; the Millbridge Inn; the Prince of Wales; and the Steam Packet; as well as the Sir Francis Drake in Plymouth and the Tamar Inn at Calstock. It also owned one off-licence, at 25 Saint George's Terrace, Stoke.
The tied houses were all sold to Plymouth Breweries but the brewery itself and the off-license had to be offered again in September 1921. It would seem that the brewery was not sold as a going concern as the brewing machinery and plant was offered for sale in October 1921.