Heginbotham’s Brewery, Stalybridge

Stalybridge had a brewery in days gone by, obvious really, all those mill operatives would have needed a pint our two after a hard days work.

I have a poster on the wall in my kitchen advertising “Heginbotham’s Fine Ales & Stout”. To be honest I could do with a large pint of their fine ale now…


Heginbotham's Brewery, Stalybridge
Heginbotham’s Brewery, Stalybridge


Heginbotham’s Brewery supplied a number of pubs locally including the Albion Inn, 47-49 Market Street in Stalybridge. The brewery went into liquidation in 1914 and was bought by Robinsons of Stockport.

Heginbotham’s Brewery, Stalybridge


From this picture it looks to me like house in the foreground is on Grosvenor Street and the brewery was therefore around where the Melbourne Street Carpark is now. What do you think?

And….I have to say the camper van/mini bus in the picture looks fab!

Thankfully Stalybridge has a brewery once again; TicketyBrew. They are based near the train station and most importantly are stocked in the world famous Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar so commuters can have a well earned drink as they return to Stalybridge after a tough day in the big city.


8 thoughts on “Heginbotham’s Brewery, Stalybridge

  1. Phill Smith January 14, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    the house in the second photo is still there it’s the old doctors surgery on grosvenor St , it’s now a care home I think . the old brewery was taken over by Wainwright Eng I use to play in there with a lad who’s dad work for them

    • cockerhill January 14, 2015 / 2:13 pm

      Thanks Phil, that’s what I thought. My son is at Gorse Hall School so I walk past the house on Grosvenor Street daily and thought I recognised it. Thanks for the info re Wainwright Engineering. Steph/

  2. Beryl Smith new Heginbotham September 9, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    I would like to find out more about the Heginbotham brewery. Where could I find out further records.
    Many thanks

  3. Tim August 5, 2018 / 2:30 am

    I have a booklet by B Sullivan , ‘The breweries of Stalybridge , Dunkfield and Hyde’. The first 8 pages cover Heginbotham brewery. Evil me if you want the info

    • Stephen Neale November 30, 2018 / 5:10 pm

      please email me about the Heginbotham Brewery. Its my great Grandad and would like to learn more.

      Kind Regards

    • ROB March 5, 2019 / 6:45 pm

      I used to go to that doctors in the 50s. Taken down t’ Bridge, from t’ Hague by mi’ Mum. Down t’ giggle gaggle or down t’ steps by t’ side t’ Mount.! Dr. Dubberly was his name. He also did many house calls. I remember him coming in a big black car when I had Yellow Jaundice. I live in’ that Norway’ now.

  4. Stephen Neale November 30, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    please email me about the Heginbotham Brewery. Its my great Grandad and would like to learn more.

    Kind Regards

  5. CARL DORES March 10, 2019 / 2:55 pm

    At the right hand side of the tall Heginbotham Brewery building there was a annexe with a glazed roof. As an apprentice plumber and glazier I helped to replace the whole roof about 1942. The short street the brewery was in was Boro Street off Grosvenor Street. Apart from the big gates in Boro Street the building could be accessed from Wainrights engineers who used it for storing wooden moulding patterns on one floor. Another floor was leased by Wainrights to an organ builder. The rest of the building was empty.

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