Brewers and Licensed Retailers Association

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Brewers' Society Minutes 1904-1971, Circulars 1896-1995, National Trade Defence Association: Minutes 1901-1975, district annual reports, 1894-1968 (incomplete); accounts 1924-1973. Country Brewers Society Minutes 1822-1904 and Annual Reports, 1883-1904; Advertising posters, photographs; Subject files, topics include: beer prices and taxes, social problems of alcohol, drink driving, young persons, license planning, post war reconstruction and new towns, 1931? Royal Commission, licensing bills/law; Institute of Brewing, established 1975: Research Board Papers 1976-1979.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Brewers' Society was formed in 1904 as a result of the amalgamation of the Country Brewers' Society, the London Brewers' Society and the Burton Brewers' Society. Its aim is to promote the interest of the brewing trade. On the 24 September 2001 the Brewers and Licensed Retailers Association (BLRA) changed its name to the British Beer and Pub Association.


The archive is not listed. A box list was prepared before the archive was moved to the Centre. The box list is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the British Beer and Pub Association on 19 March 2001

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for Brewers and Licensed Retailers Association (GB 152 AAR2071).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

The Oxford Brookes University Library holds the National Brewing Library.