A History of Stockport Breweries, by Mike Ogden

A History of Stockport Breweries, by Mike Ogden

Booklet published by Neil Richardson in 1987, 38 pages. A4 size booklet (N5367)

From the introduction: Today, Stockport has just one brewery - a century ago the town boasted half a dozen sizeable brewing companies and a dozen smaller breweries. Earlier still, well over one hundred licensed houses in and around Stockport sold beer brewed in their own brewhouses.

This book is divided into three main sections: Part 1: The Major Breweries - Stockport's "Big Six". Part 2: Small Breweries. Apart
from a few early businesses and one recent short-lived venture, these were usually concerns which developed from a public house and brew house to control and supply beer to other licensed houses. Part 3:"Home Brewed Ales". This· section lists public houses and beerhouses which are known to have brewed their own beer. It is not comprehensive - the early nineteenth century saw many brew houses in use before competition from the emerging brewery companies made all but a few uneconomic. A fourth section, "Odds and Ends", lists some of the shop­keeper brewers, little-known beerhouse brewers and brewers whose names appear only in early records.
Contents include:

  • Bell's Hempshaw Brook Brewery
  • Brookfield Brewery 
  • (Marsland's, Showell's
  • Clarke's Reddish Brewery
  • Robinson' 5 Unicorn Brewey
  • Royal Oak Brewery (Clifton's)
  • Windsor Castle Brewery (Worrall's)
  • Ash Brewery
  • Barlow's Brewery
  • Britannia Brewery
  • Club House Brewery 
  • Cotton Tree Brewery
  • Dog & Partridge Brewery
  • Eagle Brewery
  • Hall Street Brewery
  • Heaton Chapel Brewery
  • Heaton Norris Brewery
  • Old King Brewery
  • Pollard's Brewery
  • Portwood Brewery
  • Royal Oak Yard Brewery
  • Sheepwash Brewery
  • Waterloo Brewery
  • Home Brewed Ales - Listed alphabetically by pub name
  • Odds & Ends

Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers have one or two very minor scuffs, and some light wear along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed on the front cover and a small price sticker on the rear side

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