The Directory of UK Brewers

Cain's Brewery

Brewery Which Operates a Taproom
AddressCain's Brewery
39 Stanhope Street
L8 5XJ
County (see footnote)Ceremonial
Local Authority

A picture of Cain's Brewery


Brewing was originally started here in approximately 1850 by Robert Cain & Co. In 1923 they merged with Tetley Walker Ltd and brewing was switched to the Warrington site and the brewery was sold to Higson's Brewery Ltd. Higson's themselves were taken over by Boddingtons in 1985 and the brewery was closed in 1990. However, a local company, better known for the canning of beer, GB Breweries, brought the brewery for its modern canning facilities but also quickly restarted brewing cask ales under the current name. In 1991, with an injection of cash necessary, the company became a division of Bryggerigruppen A/S, the Danish brewers then more famous for Faxe. The brewery was put up for sale at the start of 2002. The brewery and pubs were taken over by West Midlands-based food and drink company Gardener-Shaw for £3.4m at the beginning of July 2002. Went into receivership in Summer 2008, but was repurchased by the original owners. Brewing was suspended in April 2013 pending major redevelopment of the site. In May 2022 brewing restarted on site. Brewing ceased again in March 2023.

Beers Brewed

We do not maintain a list of beers brewed by each brewery. There may be a list on the brewery's own website. A crowd-sourced beer list is also available on the Untappd page for this brewery. For historical information, we suggest you also visit the brewery page on the unfortunately no longer updated Beermad.


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Since the 1974 local government reorganisation there has been much controversy over many county boundaries. The links we provide cover all areas possibilities: Ceremonial Counties which are the counties for which a Lord-Lieutenant has been appointed, Historic Counties (and their allied county boroughs) which represent the position before the 1974 re-organisation and Local Authority which represents the third tear District level.

Last Updated : 4th July 2024 by RP