January 1, 1970

Crowle Breweries

By Angus Townley

There were two Breweries in Crowle;

James Fox & Sons Ltd
Isle of Axholme Brewery Ltd
Brewery Avenue

Founded in 1856.
Private company registered in July 1917

The 40  public houses were taken over by Barnsley Brewery Co Ltd in 1949.

Fox’s which was located o­n Brewery Road o­n the North Side of Crowle. It was located o­n what is now Fox Court.

1868 Post Office Directory

Tune Peter & Son, ale & porter brewers,
Isle of Axholme, & Marshland Brewery


Isle of Axholme Brewery

Isle of Axholme Brewery

Isle of Axholme Brewery

Isle of Axholme Brewery

The Isle of Axholme Brewery prior to demolition in the 1980’s.

Photos: Don Tune


Sale notice that appeared in the Goole Weekly Times October 1884


To be sold by Auction by Mr. Thomas Fish at the Cross Keys Hotel, Crowle on Monday, the 10th day of November,1884, at 7 o’clock in the Evening, under powers of Sale contained in a Deed dated the 2nd October, 1868, subject to a prior Mortgage for securing £2000 and interest dated 1st October 1868, and also subject to conditions to be then and there read, all that Old established and well accustomed
Known by the name of the “ISLE OF AXHOLME and MARSHLAND BREWERY”, situate at the North End of Crowle aforesaid, now in full working order, and doing a very extensive business,with the Brewhouses, Maltkilns, Storerooms, Granaries,Stables, eight newly- erected Cottages or Tenements, Outoffices and other Buildings, and Croft of Rich Land thereto adjoining and belonging containing in the whole, with the site of the Buildings 4a. 0r. 32p. ( more or less );
And also all those several Closes of superior WARP LAND, situate and being on Eastoft Moors, in the Parish of Crowle aforesaid ( ???? ) in a ring fence, containing in the whole by size 27a. 0r. 36p. ( more or less ). and now or late in the possession of Mr. Thomas Tune.
Further particulars may known on application at the Offices of
October 13th 1884  Crowle
Just a bit more on Peter Tune and son Thomas. Thomas was the Tune half of Johnson & Tune who had the Trentside Brewery in Gainsborough. He also had an interest in The Burlington Hotel in Goole, for which he applied for the liquor licence when the hotel was built in 1875. This building still stands but only the ground floor is still in use as a pub, ( or was when I was last there ). At the time Thomas said he was residing at Rainsbutt.
Peter bought the Number 1 burial plot in the new cemertery on Mill Road. This is the first plot on the right of the central walkway, a double plot in which lies Peter, died 1869, his wife, Mabel, died 1890, Thomas, died 1888,Thomas’s wife Rebecca, died 1873, about a year after they married, and with a memorial to son George, who died 1891 in Australia. Other descendants of Peter are in other plots.
Peter and Thomas also had a Brick and Tile works which I think may have been on the right, two to three hundred yards passed the brewery on the road out to the moors. They also had a forty acre farm on Fieldside, but not quite sure where it was.



New Trent Brewery Co Ltd
New Trent Brewery,
Spean Lane

Private company registered in 1911 to acquire the business carried o­n by John Dymond. Closed for financial reasons in 1915 and their 36 licensed houses were supplied by the Barnsley Brewery Co Ltd, who gained control in 1918.

From “Where have all the Breweries Gone?”, published by Neil Richardson in association with CAMRA. ISBN 0 907511 11 2