Cumberland and Westmorland Breweries

  > Following the interest expressed in the article on Carlisle's pubs, I've decided to extend the subject, and cover Cumberland's breweries. Many pubs will have brewed their own beer, (indeed, many homes will have done the same,) and so may not appear in the following lists. As ever, I would appreciate any further information.

In the 1847 directory, we find -

Alston

  • Shaw, Gill, and Co., brewers and maltsters.

Appleby

  • Atkinson, James and Co., Boroughgate.
  • Rowlandson & Co., (and spirit merchant) Doomgate.

Bootle

  • Harrison, Jas., vict. Sun Inn, posting house & brewer.

Brampton

  • Cox, Joseph and Son, New Brewery.
  • Ramshay & Co., Old Brewery.

Bromfield

  • Bromley, H., brewer and maltster

Caldbeck

  • Lancaster, John, brewer &c., Caldbeck Brewery

Carlisle

  • Hodgson, Sir Rd. & Co., Old Brewery, Caldew Bridge.
  • Iredale, Joseph, 2 Water-st., "New Brewery Co." Denton Holme, T. Pattinson, mngr.
  • Peattie and Hendrie, West Walls Brewery.

Cartmel

  • Lowe, John, beer ho., brewer, painter, plumber, glazier, and tin plate worker.

Cockermouth

  • Richardson, John and Son, Old Brewery.

Crosthwaite Parish

  • Listed under "St. John's, Castle Rigg, and Wythburn Township," Edmondson, Alfred, brewer, maltster, and corn miller, Burns.

Dalston

  • Gibson, Dixon, Elwood & Co.
  • Trimble, R. and Co.

Gosforth

  • Globe, Geo. Jackson, (and brewer)

Harrington

  • Banks, Aaron Hunter, (and maltster)
  • Dalzell, John, (and assistant overseer)

Kendal

  • Banks, Zephaniah, & John J., Wildman Street.
  • Nicholson, Thos., Collin Croft.

Kirkby Stephen

  • Harker & Rowlandson, Low Brewery.
  • Mason, Thomas & Son.
  • In Hartley Township, Bousfield & Taylor, maltsters, brewers, & spirit merchants.

Kirkoswald

  • George & Dragon, Jno. Walton (brewer, maltster & bucher)

Lorton

  • Jennings, John and Co., brewers and maltsters

Maryport

  • Sewell, Wm. Miller, Wood-st.

Parton

  • Aldrich, Willm. Hall, brewer and maltster, Parton Brewery

Penrith

  • Birbeck, Beattie & Co. Townhead
  • Davis, John, Burrowgate
  • Glasson, Thos., Netherend
  • Harvey, Jno. & Co., Middlegate

Shap

  • Garside, Thos.

Ulverston

  • Hodgson, John, Canal Head.
  • Jackson, Fell, & Co., Old Brewery.
  • Jackson, Edw., Ellers.
  • Robinson, Rt., Brook Street.
  • In Egton-Cum-Newlands Township, Wilson, Thos., brewer, &c., Redbeck, or Low Smithy.

Whitehaven

  • Charters, Thos. & Co., Corkickle Brewery.
  • Coldbeck, Esau and Son, 38 Queen-st.
  • Lewis, Ed. Lloyd & Co., 10 Irish-st.
  • Longmire, Thomas, Tangier-st.

Wigton

  • Graham, Rd., Old Brewery
  • Harrison, Danl., King-st.
  • Mark, Thos., Union-st.
  • Robinson, Mat. & Co., Water Street Brewery

Workington

  • Iredale, John, High Brewery
  • Little, Andrew, Low Brewery

 

In 1901 -

Brampton

  • Brampton New Brewery Co., Main Street; George Wright and Sons, proprietors.
  • Brampton Old Brewery Co., Isaac Armstrong, manager.

Carlisle

  • Carlisle New Brewery Co. Ltd., Caldew Gate; John Pattinson, managing director.
  • Carlisle Old BreweryCo. Ltd., Bridge Street, Caldew Gate; John R. Paterson, managing director.
  • Iredale, Joseph (trustees of late), High Brewery, Currock St.; F.P. Dixon, manager.
  • Queen's Brewery, Caldewgate; J. Graham & Sons, proprtrs.

Cockermouth

  • Jennings Bros. Ltd., Castle Brewery; A. Thompson, sec.

Maryport

  • Maryport Brewery Co. Ltd., Wood Street.

Penrith

  • Glasson and Co. Ltd., Great Dockray, Victoria Road, and Union Court Brewery.
  • Penrith Middlegate Brewery Limited.

Whitehaven

  • Dalzell, Thomas (and maltster); W.J. Armstrong, proprietor; Tower Brewery, Corkickle.
  • Spencer, Henry & Co. Ltd., Irish Street.

Wigton

  • Maryport Brewery Co. Ltd., Burntfoot.

Workington

  • Workington Brewery Co. Ltd., Ladies' Walk; P. Iredale, managing director; F.W. Livesey, secretary.

 

Today, the only commercial brewers in Cumbria are Jennings, of Cockermouth, and Hartley's of Ulverston. There are also a number of what could probably best be described as micro-breweries, of recent foundation. Added 2007 - since this was written, both breweries have been taken over. Jennings is now owned by Marston's, and its future prospects seem to be good. The Ulverston Brewery was subsequently closed.

 

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19 June 2015

Steve Bulman