Kent Ginger Beer Stoneware Bottles

Late 19th-Mid-20th Century

1.  Transfer Printed & Impressed Bottles

Copyright Ken Elks 2015-2019

To qualify for inclusion on this site, the stoneware bottles must either include the word "ginger beer" on the label or where there is good reason to believe that they were used for this purpose.  It should be noted that other beers, notably stout, was sold in similar bottles, though not always labelled as such.  Ginger beer brewers are listed alphabetically by place of manufacture and then by brewer within that location.   They include some places that were once part of Kent but have since been swallowed up by London.  There are also separate alphabetical indexes showing all Kent ginger beer producers using both types of bottles.

Please note that the information on this site is incomplete and will be modified and extended as new examples and information comes to hand. There is no guarantee of the accuracy of the information given, although every attempt is made to check the various sources.  Since this is an ongoing project readers may wish to refer back from time to time to see what new material has been added. If any reader has information to add I shall be pleased to hear of it.

Acknowledgements: I wish to express my gratitude to Bob Bray for allowing me to photograph his collection of bottles for inclusion on this site
and to members of the Invicta Bottle Club, in particular John, Paul, Keith and Adrian, in providing me with other specimens


Bottles, pot lids, advertising, breweriana, ephemera, Club displays and refreshments

Saturday, 25 May 2019
8.30 am to 1 pm
Early entry 8.30am 2.50 Free admission from 10am

Kilbarn Road, Ditton, Aylesford
near Maidstone, Kent ME20 6AH
(Junction 5 from M20

6 foot Stalls available at 15

All enquiries to Paul Maitland (01622 814241)

Site History:
Site introduced 30 November 2015
Last updated: 10 April 2019