Robinsons Ltd

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Frederic Robinson Ltd, Unicorn Brewery, Lower Hillgate, Stockport, Greater Manchester.

Founded in September 1838 when William Robinson bought the Unicorn Inn from Samuel Hole. Registered 7th October 1920. Still independent.


  • Sydney Pearson's Stockport brewery was acquired in September 1905 with four tied houses.
  • Bell & Co. Ltd of Stockport were acquired in April 1949 with 160 houses. Brewing continued until 1968 and bottling until 1975.



An assortment of images of the brewery

Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No : 422,380
Description : Old Tom Ale label
Date of Application : 16/01/1922
Used Prior to 1870? : NO


Registration No : 424,542
Description : Unicorn
Date of Application : 20/03/1922
Used Prior to 1870? : NO


Registration No : 438,226
Description : Words "F ROBINSON'S OLD TOM ALE
Date of Application : 19/06/1923
Used Prior to 1870? : NO