||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
In the 1847 directory, we find -
- Shaw, Gill, and Co., brewers and maltsters.
- Atkinson, James and Co., Boroughgate.
- Rowlandson & Co., (and spirit merchant) Doomgate.
- Harrison, Jas., vict. Sun Inn, posting house & brewer.
- Cox, Joseph and Son, New Brewery.
- Ramshay & Co., Old Brewery.
- Bromley, H., brewer and maltster
- Lancaster, John, brewer &c., Caldbeck Brewery
- 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.
- Lowe, John, beer ho., brewer, painter, plumber, glazier,
and tin plate worker.
- Richardson, John and Son, Old Brewery.
- Listed under "St. John's, Castle Rigg, and Wythburn
Township," Edmondson, Alfred, brewer, maltster, and corn miller, Burns.
- Gibson, Dixon, Elwood & Co.
- Trimble, R. and Co.
- Globe, Geo. Jackson, (and brewer)
- Banks, Aaron Hunter, (and maltster)
- Dalzell, John, (and assistant overseer)
- Banks, Zephaniah, & John J., Wildman Street.
- Nicholson, Thos., Collin Croft.
- Harker & Rowlandson, Low Brewery.
- Mason, Thomas & Son.
- In Hartley Township, Bousfield & Taylor, maltsters,
brewers, & spirit merchants.
- George & Dragon, Jno. Walton (brewer, maltster &
- Jennings, John and Co., brewers and maltsters
- Sewell, Wm. Miller, Wood-st.
- Aldrich, Willm. Hall, brewer and maltster, Parton Brewery
- Birbeck, Beattie & Co. Townhead
- Davis, John, Burrowgate
- Glasson, Thos., Netherend
- Harvey, Jno. & Co., Middlegate
- 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.
- Charters, Thos. & Co., Corkickle Brewery.
- Coldbeck, Esau and Son, 38 Queen-st.
- Lewis, Ed. Lloyd & Co., 10 Irish-st.
- Longmire, Thomas, Tangier-st.
- Graham, Rd., Old Brewery
- Harrison, Danl., King-st.
- Mark, Thos., Union-st.
- Robinson, Mat. & Co., Water Street Brewery
- Iredale, John, High Brewery
- Little, Andrew, Low Brewery
In 1901 -
- Brampton New Brewery Co., Main Street; George Wright and
- Brampton Old Brewery Co., Isaac Armstrong, manager.
- 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,
- Jennings Bros. Ltd., Castle Brewery; A. Thompson, sec.
- Maryport Brewery Co. Ltd., Wood Street.
- Glasson and Co. Ltd., Great Dockray, Victoria Road, and
Union Court Brewery.
- Penrith Middlegate Brewery Limited.
- Dalzell, Thomas (and maltster); W.J. Armstrong, proprietor;
Tower Brewery, Corkickle.
- Spencer, Henry & Co. Ltd., Irish Street.
- Maryport Brewery Co. Ltd., Burntfoot.
- 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.