This brewery was founded in February 1887 although the company was established
to formally acquire the brewery of Henry Fulford created in 1872. Holt's were
fairly aggressive and acquired other local breweries in order to gain and secure
their share of the
Birmingham market. They expanded their estate considerably when they bought
Grigg & Brettell Ltd in 1912 and
Wolverhampton in 1927. By the time the company had 250 public houses, Holt's
were themselves acquired by
Ansell's Brewery Ltd in 1934.
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