In 1905, Thomas Fentiman, an iron puddler from Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire 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 produced botanically brewed ginger beer which he delivered door-to-door using a horse and cart. �His ginger beer was stored in hand made stone jars known as �grey hens� which were stamped with an image of Thomas� pet dog �Fearless� who had won awards for obedience at the famous �Crufts� dog competition. Fentiman�s ginger beer quickly became very popular and the family business grew, with several production factories being opened in the North East of England.