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1851 Walter Hicks, a farmer, set up the business which became The St Austell Brewery Company Limited
1863 Walter Hicks bought the Seven Stars Inn in St Austell.
1869 Built a steam brewery in St Austell
1893 Opened new brewery
1906 Acquired steam Foden lorry for deliveries
Today also owns 167 pubs