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Worksop and Retford Brewery

The Labologist's Society provide the following information

Worksop & Retford Brewery Co Ltd The Priorwell Brewery was operated as Garside & Alderson until 1877. The company was registered in 1881 to merge the Priorwell Brewery and the Cresswell Holme Brewery of Smith & Nephew in Worksop. Smith & Nephew also ran the Old Brewery in Retford. The Cresswell Holme site was closed first and then the Old Brewery. The connection with Retford was retained in the company name. It must have been one of the first breweries to go down the public company road. When Tennant Brothers of Sheffield acquired the company in 1959 almost 200 pubs were owned.

Strong 1920s Strong Ale 1920s Worksop Stock 1920s Pale Ale 1920s

NutBrown 1920s Dundee 1920s Don Jon Ale 1930s half pint Don Jon Ale 1930s pint

Pale Ale 1930s half pint Pale Ale 1930s pint Donovan Ale 1930s half pint

Priorwell Stout 1930s Guinness post 1936 Nut Brown Ale 1940s half pint

Priorwell Stout 1940s half pint Priorwell Stout 1952 Donovan Strong Ale 1940s

Donovan Strong Ale 1950s Don Jon Gold Medal Ale 1950s Don Jon Ale 1950s

Pale Ale 1950s v2 Pale Ale 1950s Nut Brown Ale 1950s

Priorwell Prize Stout 1950s Don Jon Ale late 1950s