Robinsons Brewery

Based in the heart of Stockport for almost two centuries, and owning around 260 tenanted and managed pubs, inns and hotels across the North West, Robinsons is one of oldest and most respected names in British brewing history.

A proud family of independent brewers, Robinsons is one of the most advanced and sophisticated breweries in the UK, with a worldwide reputation for real ale. It’s also home to one of the largest hopnik’s in the world. From here, Robinsons apply decades of experience to create exciting new varieties and choices of flavour that lead to award-winning beers.

Combining original recipe heritage brews such as Old Tom (first brewed in 1899) and Unicorn (legendary since 1896) with innovative young ales such as Dizzy Blonde, Wizard and TROOPER (created with Iron Maiden) is what differentiates Robinsons… forward-thinking with the very best traditions. It’s an award-winning formula which has earned us real ale recognition for almost 180 years.

Today, with 260 tenanted and managed pubs of great character with great beer across Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and North Wales, the Robinsons family is part of the local landscape in the north west. ‘Robinsons pub country’ stretches from Carlisle straight through the Lake District down to the heart of Wales, and from low-lying Anglesey across through Cheshire and Staffordshire to the heights of Derbyshire. An integral part of the Robinsons family, you’d be hard pressed not to stumble across a great Robinsons pub that offers a warm welcome and friendly service in the great British tradition.

Run a pub with Robinsons

Join the family... Robinsons is always looking for great tenants and managers with the skills, personality, and ambition to run their pubs!

From the rustic to the urban, the traditional to the contemporary, whether you want to tap into the tourist trade or make a livelihood among the locals, Robinsons Brewery has more than 260 pubs situated within the stunning settings of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, and North Wales.

Robinsons has been setting the gold standard in brewing for over 180 years, but it’s their augmented package of support which really sets the Cheshire family brewers apart. From the directors to the draymen, everyone at Robinsons is there to help you and your business. That’s the kind of day-to-day support you only get from a family run business. “There’s a holistic view here”, says William Robinson, Managing Director (Pub Division). “If we can give our tenants the right support, they get a better business, we get a better business, everyone wins and ultimately you attract better licensees.”

Robinsons is a truly independent family brewer – making all their ales at home in their Unicorn Brewery in Stockport. They've been that way for almost two centuries and that's the way they're going to stay - so you can plan for the future with confidence. Flexible agreements to suit your needs, unbeatable support from day one, committed to investing in people, pubs, and beers... that's the Robinsons way.

All pubs are different but if you have the right attitude, a good head for figures and a willingness to invest in your own pub business ... Robinsons has the right pub for you. With business experts in beer, wine, catering, property, marketing and much more, Robinsons make sure their tenants have all the support they need to succeed.

For more information call 0161 612 4112, email recruitment@frederic-robinson.co.uk, or visit the website at www.myrobinsonspub.com

To celebrate their 175th anniversary, Robinsons not only invested in a new brew house, but they also invested in a new Visitors Centre which offers brewery tours and a modern cafe for visitors, conference facilities for business clients and cutting-edge training facilities for the hospitality industry.

Open since March 2013, Robinsons 'Visit England' accredited Visitors Centre is the one stop place to see and interact with all things Robinsons. Named the ‘North West Visitors Attraction of the Year’ in the 2017 Going Places UK Tourism Awards and ‘Small Visitors Attraction of the Year’ in the Marketing Cheshire Awards, Robinsons invite you to discover the history and craftsmanship behind one of Britain's longest-standing family breweries. With daily brewery tours you can marvel at the magic of the brewing process in their state-of-the-art brew house before sampling their delicious ales in the Unicorn Bar. So, whether you are stocking up on gifts and beer from the shop, popping in for lunch and a drink with friends, saying hello to the award-winning shire horses or attending a meeting in the stylish conference facilities, Robinsons Visitors Centre is a great day out for beer and history lovers alike.

Robinsons – brewing perfection since 1838.

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