Gales: a study in brewing, business and family history

B. Stapleton, James Thomas

Research output: Book/ReportBook


The story of the origins, development, growth and survival of a small country brewery in Hampshire. Employing and analyzing documentation, it examines the local environment both before establishment of the brewery and during the 150 years of its existence. While the performance of Gales Brewery is examined in the context of the British brewing industry as a whole, the thread of family involvement is woven throughout the volume. The contribution of contrasting individual entrepreneurs is examined in detail, from the half century of domination by George Alexander Gale to the subsequent century of contribution by the Bowyer family. Gale is exceptional in being one of the very few family breweries to survive the mania of mergers and takeovers in the brewing industry.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAldershot
PublisherAshgate Publishing Limited
Number of pages192
ISBN (Print)0754601463
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Publication series

NameModern economic and social history series


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