The history of Fentimans dates back to 1905. Thomas Fentiman, an iron puddler from Cleckheaton, England was approached by a fellow tradesman for a loan. A deal was struck and a recipe for botanically brewed ginger beer was provided as security. The loan was never repaid so Thomas became the owner of the unique recipe.
Thomas began using the recipe and producing botanically brewed ginger beer which he delivered door-to-door using a horse and cart for transport.
"Fearless", Thomas’ faithful family dog, was the winner of Crufts obedience class of 1933 and 1934. Thomas was so proud of her achievement that he not only used her portrait on his bottles, but her image adorned every Fentimans factory. Fearless proudly guards every Fentimans bottle to this day.
Over 100 years since Fentimans first started brewing botanical drinks, the business is still in the Fentimans family and is owned by the Great Grandson of Thomas Fentiman. They continue to make their delicious natural beverages by the multi-stage botanical brewing technique. Their processes have been updated and their beverages are now carbonated before being filled and pasteurised to extend the product shelf life. However, the one thing that has not changed is the superior quality, craftsmanship and unsurpassed flavour of their drinks.