Hammond's United Breweries Ltd

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Hammond's United Breweries Ltd, Fountain Brewery, 82 Manchester Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Founded 1840 by Joseph Pullen and purchased by James Hammond in 1860.

Registered November 1889 as Hammond's Bradford Brewery Co. Ltd. Name changed as above 30th December 1946 after taking over the Tadcaster Tower Brewery Co. Ltd and Bentley & Shaw Ltd of Huddersfield.

Ceased brewing at the Fountain Brewery in July 1955 but used the premises as offices.


  • R F Case & Co. Ltd, Cavendish Brewery, Barrow-in-Furness was acquired in 1959 with 60 tied houses. Brewing ceased here on 3rd March 1972.
  • They acquired John Aitchison & Co. Ltd of Edinburgh in 1959 with 68 public houses, just prior to the formation of Northern Breweries of Great Britain.


Merged with Hope & Anchor Breweries Ltd. and John Jeffrey & Co. Ltd. In March 1960 this became Northern Breweries of Great Britain Ltd and in October 1960 the company became United Breweries Ltd.

In 1962, they merged with Charrington & Co. Ltd of Mile End London to form Charrington United Breweries Ltd, which in 1967 merged with Bass, Mitchells & Butlers Ltd to become Bass Charrington Ltd.

The Fountain Brewery has been demolished.



Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No  : 521,968

Description  : Words "UNITY" for beer
Date of Application  : 15/04/1931
Used Prior to 1870?  : NO


Registration No  : 521,969
Description  : Words "OVERCOAT
Date of Application  : 15/04/1931

Used Prior to 1870?  : NO