Worksop & Retford Brewery story continues

Local Sheffield CAMRA members, Dave Pickersgill and John Stocks gave an illustrated talk, ‘The Worksop and Retford Brewery,’ at The Station Hotel, Worksop on Thursday 26th March. This event was supported by the Worksop Archaeological and Local History Society. It attracted 36 attendees, including a number of ex-employees of the brewery. A repeat event is planned for Worksop Library on 16th September. The associated e-book is available on Kindle.

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About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

2 comments

  1. hi
    someone’s shown me a bottle of whisky – Glenlivet Warranted 15 Year Old. Sole proprietors The Worksop & Retford Brewery. No box. No capacity. Its got a fabulous monogram cap and a driven cork – any ideas of age? I’ve suggested 1940s?

  2. WRB were importers of several wines, sprits and liqueurs. For example, their 1879 almanac proudly states that they are ‘Sole agents for the celebrated ‘Husson Pere et Fils” Champagne. At the time, they also had stores and agencies at many towns (as far away as Liverpool and Leicester). By 1909, their ‘Proof Sprits’ cost 3/9 per gallon. They were taken over by Tennants (Sheffield) in 1958. Hence, your bottle could be as old as 1920s or as late as 1950s.

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