Holder's Brewery Ltd

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On of several examples of the Holder's logo on the former Summer Hill Stores, Birmingham

Holder's Brewery Ltd, Midland Brewery, Nova Scotia Street, Birmingham, West Midlands

Founded in about 1869-1870 by Henry Holder. In 1875, Holder's son, J C (later Sir John) Holder took over the company.

  • City Brewery Ltd, Saltley, Birmingham, was acquired in 1900 with 40 tied houses.
  • Arthur Price Lewisham Brewery, West Bromwich, was acquired in May 1908 with about 30 tied houses.

Holder's Brewery and over 200 pubs were acquired by Mitchells & Butlers Ltd in 1919 and the brewery was closed in 1923, the year that Sir John Holder died.

Source: Birmingham Breweries (Joseph McKenna).



The following article about the Swan Hotel, Alcester, and Holder's Brewery, appeared in the November 2016 issue of Local Past, the journal of the Alcester and District Local History Society (ADLHS), and is written by Ian Greig, the editor of the journal. Reproduced by permission of Ian Greig.


Craven Arms, Birmingham, August 2013:


Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No  : 25,860

Description  : Two men carrying a glass
Date of Application  : 15/3/1881

Used Prior to 1870?  : NO