Our Brewery, based in the heart of Manchester, has over 150 years of brewing history within its walls. We have seen quite a lot change since we started brewing back in 1849, to both the Brewery and the great city of Manchester.
We have been here so long we really do feel part of Manchester?s history and hopefully its future. With well over 100 pubs in the city, we are part of its fabric.
From one mans dream to brew his beer in Manchester, to receiving International gold awards for brewing the best lagers in the World, to raising millions of pounds for charity, we are proud of our history and our part in a city's evolution.
From the birth of Joseph Holt in the early nineteenth century, the Brewery and the city have seen some good times and some dark days. The timeline below highlights some notable dates.