Robinsons is a family-run, regional brewery founded in 1849 by Frederic Robinson at the Unicorn Inn, Stockport, England.
William Robinson purchased the Unicorn Inn from Samuel Hole on the 29th September 1838. His oldest son George brewed the first Robinsons Ale there in 1849.In 1859, Frederic Robinson took over from George and bought a warehouse to the rear of the inn to expand brewing capacity. As a result, Robinsons ale became available at pubs around the Stockport area. To control the quality of ale sold, Frederic began to purchase public houses. From 1878 until his death in 1890, Frederic established twelve pubs which exclusively served his ale. This was the beginning of what was to become an estate of over 300 pubs across the North West of England and North Wales.
The Unicorn Brewery still rests on the foundations of the public house on Lower Hillgate in Stockport, Greater Manchester.
With a wide array of beer, bitters and ales, Robinson's teamed up with the lead singer of Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, in 2013 to produce the well loved Trooper Ale.