James Thompson & Co Ltd
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 Hartleys (Ulverston) Ltd, 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 in 1968 with 47 public houses.