Kidd & Hotblack Ltd

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Ordnance Survey extract from 1909. Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland (
Photo from the private collection of Liz Woodford

John Barnett, then Kidd & Hotblack Ltd, Cannon Brewery, 16 Russell Street, Brighton, East Sussex.

Founded by John Barnett c.1821 and was acquired by J M & F J Kidd 1872.

Registered November 1906.

Acquired by Tamplin & Sons Ltd June 1926 who brewed there until 1929. The premises were then used for bottling and storage until demolished in 1969.

  • More information about the company and other Brighton breweries is available from the Brighton & Hove website: : [[1]]

The former brewery in 1960:

Kidd & Hotblack Brighton 1960.jpg

Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No  : 293,719
Description  : Label design
Date of Application  : 12/07/1907
Used Prior to 1875?  : NO