In 1882 the brewery was rebuilt three times bigger with plans to increase brewing capacity five times. it was the oldest brewery in the country and the only business in operation since the early days of Stourport.
It is said that 2000 tons of earth from the levelling of Worcester Castle mound were transported up the river for the brewery site at the mouth of the River Stour, a site on the flood plain. The brewing process required a plentiful supply of water and hence the location.
When you were walking in the area, particularly along the riverside the pungent smell of vinegar really hit you.