History of Grigg & Brettell Limited at Sparkbrook, Birmingham in the county of Warwickshire. Research is augmented with photographs, beer labels, pump clips, stories of local folklore, newspaper articles and a genealogy connections section for those studying their family history.


Grigg & Brettell Ltd
Grigg & Brettell Ltd

Some History on this Brewery
This brewery was located in Kyrwicks Lane in Sparkbrook. Former gunsmith Edward Knight was the proprietor in the mid-1870's. In April 1876 he succeeded Thomas Smith as the licensee of the Cottage of Content public house at No.51 Kyrwicks Lane, though it is not certain if the brewery was behind the pub or based at another location in the street.

Henry Grigg acquired the business in 1895. The firm was registered in 1907 but, as part of the bigger breweries movement that mopped up the local competition, the brewery was bought out by the Holt Brewery Company in 1912. It is not clear how many public houses were tied to Grigg & Brettell Ltd. The company must have been supplying a number of properties to have attracted the attention of Holt Brewery Company.
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