Bryce Wright

Bryce Wright was a plumber in Stranraer who acquired the Newton Stewart Brewery from Ludovic McLaurin, who had offered the brewery to let in 1854. Bryce was recorded as the owner occupier in 1855, and carried on the two businesses until he died in 1863. The brewery came under the control of the trustees of Bryce Wright's estate, and it was let to W. T. Solomon & Co until it was offered for sale in 1880, when William Thomas Solomon was able to buy it on his own account.

Location: Newton Stewart

Active: 1855 - 1863

Status: Closed

Breweries and other buildings

The Newton Stewart Brewery was located on the Gorbals (later named King Street) by the river Cree. Some of the buildings still stand including, "the commodious dwelling-house", and have been converted to residential properties.


Map of 1846 showing the Newton Stewart Brewery
Map of 1846 showing the Newton Stewart Brewery
© National Library of Scotland, 2015


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Other Sources of information

Books and periodicals

Anon. Brewery to let. Glasgow Herald, 22nd September, 1854.

Anon. Bryce Wright's Brewery, at Newton-Stewart. Glasgow Herald, 3rd January, 1880.