William Loban

William Loban had established the Thornbush Brewery by 1833, but had been declared bankrupt by 1835. He subsequently reached an agreement with his creditors, and in 1840 acquired the utensils and casks from the former Caledonian Brewery, which had operated in New Street.

He opened an office in Church Street in 1844 from which customers could order "ale, porter, table and keeping beer in bottles as well as in wood".

He died in 1847, and the business was taken on by his son Francis William Loban.

Location: Inverness

Active: 1830s - 1847

Status: Transferred

Breweries and other buildings

The Thornbush Brewery was located in Kessock Road, and was added to several times during its history. Most of the buildings still stand and are currently used by a plumbers' merchant.


Map of 1867 showing the Thornbush Brewery
Map of 1867 showing the Thornbush Brewery
© National Library of Scotland, 2015


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Books and periodicals

Loban, W. Thornbush Brewery. Inverness Courier, 17th June, 1840.