Oldest British Beermats

Watneys & Co., Stag Brewery, Pimlico, London were the first known British brewery to produce a beer mat. The 2 mats to the left were issued in 1922 by the brewery.

There were many earlier mats produced by British based breweries, however these were mainly produced for their export markets such as the McEwans to the left which were issued in 1929.


BBCS Beermat Of The Year Awards 2013/2014
Single Beermat Award went to Goldmark Craft Beers Of Poling, West Sussex for their First ever beer mat pictured right.
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The top award for a set of beer mats went to Hobsons Brewery of Shropshire for their fantastic set pictured right.

Congratulations to both Goldmark Craft Ales and Hobsons Brewery on their awards.

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Honorary Secretary - Tony Matthews

Honorary Editor - Andrew Norbury
Honorary Treasurer - Tony Hobson
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Welcome to The British Beermat Collectors Society

The British Beermat Collectors Society (BBCS) was founded in 1960 by a small group of collectors and are still a good source for collectors today.

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We have a page dedicated to the history of the BBCS and to the history of collecting beer mats. Our history can be seen here or from the "History" link above.

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