Tennant Brothers Ltd

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Tennant Brothers Ltd, Exchange Brewery, Bridge Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Founded 1820 and was acquired by Tennant Brothers 1840. Registered July 1882.

  • In 1923, they acquired Berry & Co. Ltd Moorhead Brewery, Sheffield with 78 houses and closed that brewery.

Acquired by Whitbread & Co. Ltd in 1961 with 700 tied houses to become Whitbread East Pennines.

Whitbreads closed the brewery in 1993. Buildings remain, mostly converted to offices.



The brewery features in The Noted Breweries of Great Britain and Ireland by Alfred Barnard published 1890.


Photos from Ian Peaty 1993:

Photos from Ian Peaty 1995:

An assortment of images of the brewery:

The brewery in 2017:

From an information board at the brewery:


Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No  : 6,690

Description  : Figure of Justice
Date of Application  : 16/6/1876
Used Prior to 1870?  : 1 year

Registration No  : 29,589
Description  : W in shield and "Wharncliffe Ale"
Date of Application  : 3/11/1882
Used Prior to 1870?  : NO

Registration No  : 165,085
Description  : Label design with ship's sail & motto & signature
Date of Application  : 28/5/1892
Used Prior to 1870?  : NO

Registration No  : 421,030
Description  : Two six's intertwined & words "DOUBLE SIX"
Date of Application  : 30/11/1921

Used Prior to 1870?  : NO

Smith & Co. (Sheffield) Ltd