Vernon John Watney (24 October 1860 - 27 August 1928) was a brewer and politician.

The son of James Watney (1832-1886), MP for East Surrey and member of a brewing family.

He was chairman of Watney & Company's Brewery from 1887-1898. In 1891 he married Gwendolen Margaret Wallop, daughter of the 5th Earl of Portsmouth.

From 1889-92 he was a Moderate Party member of the London County Council representing Westminster. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of Brewers for 1893-94.

In 1901 he bought the estate of Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire. He was High Sheriff for Oxfordshire for 1908 and a member of Oxfordshire County Council, serving as vice chairman in 1927.

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