Thomas Jopling and Co

The partnership of Thomas Jopling & Co was established in the second half of the 1810s by Thomas Jopling, Jane Head, Eliza Head and Robert Todd to take on the business formerly run by Head, Jopling & Co.

The partnership was restructured several times and finally dissolved in 1823. Thomas Jopling then continued the business on his own account until around 1826. The brewery was then let to Hindhaugh, Trotter & Co.

Location: Coldstream

Active: 1810s - 1823

Status: Dissolved

Breweries and other buildings

The Coldstream Brewery was founded in the second half of the 1790s and was offered for sale following Thomas Jopling's death in 1846.

The brewery consisted of "an attractive group of 1- and 2- storey rubble buildings around a courtyard", parts of which survive today as housing.


Map of 1819 showing the Coldstream Brewery
Map of 1819 showing the Coldstream Brewery
© National Library of Scotland, 2015


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Other Sources of information

Books and periodicals

Donnachie, I. A history of the brewing industry in Scotland. Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers, 1979.

Hume, J. R. The industrial archaeology of Scotland, 1: The Lowlands and Borders. London: B. T. Batsford, 1976.