Tag: history of Berry Bros. & Rudd

Weathering the storm

Our home at No.3 St James’s Street is shuttered up for the foreseeable. But, as our Creative Director and eighth-generation family member Geordie Willis considers here, business goes on – as it has for three centuries When I first started working at Berry Bros. & Rudd, some 20 years ago, I was entrusted with the […]

They came to No.3: Beau Brummell

A leading figure in Regency England, the trend-setting dandy Beau Brummell visited No.3 several times during his life. Via our ledgers, we trace his rise to the top of the social ladder and subsequent fall from grace George Bryan “Beau” Brummell was an iconic figure in Regency England whose effortless style set the benchmark for […]

The cellarman of St James’s

He’s tasted almost 150 different vintages, seen four decades of change and survived Norman Shelley’s scrumpy: Alexis Self talks to Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Allan Perry If you’ve bought a bottle from No.3 St James’s Street in the last 37 years, chances are it’s passed through the hands of Allan Perry. On Friday 27th April, […]

The Tichborne Case

In the 19th century, the curious habit of weighing our customers proved its worth – providing essential evidence in establishing an Australian butcher’s true identity. Here, Will Lyons explains how It was a case which captivated Victorian society for decades but is now largely forgotten. It involved an aristocrat – presumed drowned at sea, one […]