The History of Mr Brain's...

Herbert Hill Brain, son of a grocer, was born in 1864.

Herbert Hill Brain, son of a grocer, was born in 1864
In 1890...

Four years after his marriage, he started his own grocery wholesale business in Temple Street, Bristol.

1890
A Suggestion….

From an employee led to the first production of Faggots (the exact date is unknown, some say it was in the 1930s but we think the first production was in 1925).

1927
IN 1927...

The Upper York Street premises was purchased and it was used for bacon curing, smoking and cooking hams.

1935
Mr Brain...

Lent his name to the new product and it soon became the best known of all the foods emerging from Upper York Street.

Mr Brain's
The dish saw...

Its greatest popularity with the rationing during World War II as it utilised more available cuts of meat.

Mr Brain's World War
Today...

Using the same recipe, the same love & passion goes into making every dish of Mr Brain’s faggots.

In 2014...

Mr Brain’s stays true to his traditional recipe but updates his famous yellow packaging.

Mr Brain's