James Rodger

James Rodger acquired the Anstruther Brewery and adjoining house from the heirs of James Johnston in 1795. His business seems to have been a successful one as he had the means to alter what was known as Brewery House from a one, to a three storey building.

He also bought a malt barn on the Back Dykes from Andrew Black in 1801. The properties and business passed to his son David in 1817.

Location: Anstruther

Active: 1795 - 1817

Status: Transferred

Breweries and other buildings

The Anstruther Brewery was on Burial Brae, and consisted of a group of buildings organised around a courtyard.


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Map of 1854 showing the layout of the Anstruther Brewery
© National Library of Scotland, 2016

Other Sources of information

Books and periodicals

Gibb, F. The brewers and breweries of Fife. Stirling: Lomax Press, 2012.