James Thompson & Co Ltd

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James Thompson & Co. Ltd, 237 Dalton Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Founded 1871 as wine and spirit merchants.

Thompsons never owned a brewery but from 1932 they brewed at Hartley's Brewery, Ulverston, under the supervision of their own brewer, this continued until June 1968. Before 1932 they had brewed at Heath's Brewery and also at the Whittle Springs Brewery Ltd, Chorley, Lancs, in which they had a 1/3 interest.

Acquired by Whitbread & Co. Ltd. 1966 with 47 public houses.


List of James Thompson & Co. Ltd Pubs

Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No  : 406,571

Description  : Whisky labels
Date of Application  : 30/07/1920
Used Prior to 1870?  : NO


Registration No  : 523,898
Description  : Words "SILVER FERN" & picture of a fern
Date of Application  : 26/06/1931
Used Prior to 1870?  : NO


Registration No  : 561,052
Description  : Whisky Label
Date of Application  : 22/06/1935

Used Prior to 1870?  : NO