Trips 2023 - 2024
The Society's trips began this season with an outing to the soon-to-be-closed Robinson's Brewery in Stockport.
Eighteen members of Marple Local History Society enjoyed a very interesting and informative tour of Robinson’s Brewery on Friday 3rd November. We learned that what is now Robinson’s can trace its history back to the opening of the Unicorn Inn on Lower Hillgate in 1722. At that time Hillgate was on the main road from Manchester to London. William Robinson became the landlord of the Unicorn in 1826 and bought the pub in 1838. Like many pubs at that time, it brewed its own beer. The brewing side of the business was run by William’s son Frederic, who started selling to other pubs in the area. Robinson’s soon started buying up some of these pubs, the first being what is now the Royal Scot in Marple Bridge. From these beginning the business has grown to owning around 250 pubs across the North West and North Wales. It has remained a family business and is now run by the 6th generation of Robinsons.
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