Robert Cain & Sons Ltd

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A seasonal advert from 1908.
Walker Cain Lpool.jpg

Robert Cain & Sons Ltd, Mersey Brewery, Stanhope Street, Toxteth, Liverpool, Merseyside.

Founded 1848 when Robert Cain acquired a small brewery in Limekiln Lane. The Mersey Brewery acquired ca. 1850. First listed in Stanhope Street in 1862. Private company registered December 1896 with 200 tied houses.

Merged with Walkers of Warrington with 345 houses in September 1921 to form Peter Walker & Robert Cain Ltd, then to become Walker Cain Ltd and brewing was concentrated at Warrington in 1923.

In 1923, the Mersey Brewery was sold to Higson's Brewery Ltd.

Following the closure of Higson's Brewery at the site, a later Robert Cain Brewery was established in 1990.



Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No  : 11,970/1/2

Description  : Queen on horseback/ Falstaff & Falstaff ale/ XL in 2 diamonds & motto
Date of Application  : 8/5/1877
Used Prior to 1870?  : 3 years

Registration No  : 399,032
Description  : See photo copy
Date of Application  : 02/01/1920
Used Prior to 1870?  : NO

Registration No  : 403,059
Description  : Words "CAIN'S PRE-WAR BITTER ALES"
Date of Application  : 17/04/1920
Used Prior to 1870?  : NO

Registration No  : 440,605
Description  : Figure of a boy in an apron
Date of Application  : 11/09/1923
Used Prior to 1870?  : NO

Registration No  : 440,768
Description  : Words "LITTLE PETER"
Date of Application  : 15/09/1923

Used Prior to 1870?  : NO