Hydes is one of the few breweries that is still owned and managed as a family business and in an age where most traditional breweries have been swallowed up by the giants of the industry this is no mean feat. Hydes continue to thrive and produce a superb range of craft brewed cask beers to suit all tastes and occasions.
Our success is based on our fastidious commitment to quality in every aspect of our business: quality of the people we employ, quality of the beers we brew, quality of the pubs we run and the service we provide to our customers, and it’s this quality combined with almost 150 years experience that you look for when enjoying a pint in your Hydes local.
Alfred and Ralph Hyde acquired a small brewing concern from their grandfather Thomas Shaw in 1863, and began the Hydes brewing dynasty.
As the business developed it was managed by a variety of family members from different generations, and by virtue of its increasing fortunes it outgrew its premises several times.
In 1899, with William Hyde now in control, the business came to rest at the Queens Brewery site in Brooks Bar, Manchester which it still occupies today. It was also under William’s leadership that the company began acquiring an estate of public houses through which to distribute more of Hydes’ products. Hydes Ales acquired an excellent reputation throughout the North West, and in 1944 the company was re-named Hydes Anvil Brewery to incorporate the family trademark.
William Hyde’s sister Annie was a dominant force in the family, and she took over the business after William died in 1916, going on to run it successfully for a total of 56 years.
Hydes Brewery continues to lay down the foundations for the company's steady expansion and diversification. With a growing collection of quality pubs, pubs with restaurants, pubs with rooms and a cafe bar, the company is embracing the future with enthusiasm and a confident sense of style.
Our customers can now drink the best of Hydes ales whilst enjoying top class meals in a broad and inviting range of great pubs.