Greenall Whitley & Co. Ltd
Greenall Whitley & Co. Ltd, Wilderspool Brewery, Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington, Cheshire
Founded 1762 at St Helens. The St Helens brewery was closed in April 1975. See Greenall Whitley (St Helens).
The Warrington (Wilderspool) brewery was established in 1787. See Greenall Whitley (Wilderspool).
Private company registered in October 1880 and public company formed 1952.
In 1949, it acquired Chester Northgate Brewery Co. Ltd: brewing ceased here in 1969.
In 1951, it acquired Shrewsbury & Wem Brewery Co. Ltd: brewing ceased here in February 1988.
In 1959, it acquired Magee, Marshall & Co. Ltd of Bolton: brewing ceased here in September 1970.
In 1961, it acquired Groves & Whitnall Ltd of Salford: brewing ceased here in March 1972.
In 1966, it acquired Wrekin Brewery Co. Ltd of Wellington, Shropshire: brewing ceased here in September 1969.
In 1978, it acquired Shipstone & Sons Ltd of Nottingham.
In July 1985, it acquired J. P. Simpkiss of Brierley Hill and immediately closed the brewery.
In 1986, it acquired Davenport's Brewery Ltd of Birmingham: brewing ceased here in 1989.
In 1990, it closed its remaining breweries at Warrington and Nottingham to become a pub chain, which was later itself bought.
As a Pub Co, it acquired the pub estate of Devenish & Co. Ltd in 1993.
Various views of the brewery: