George Hayward

George Hayward became the tenant of the Nairn Brewery after it was acquired by Alexander Mann, a local merchant. George had acquired over 30 years of experience as a brewer, initially in London, and latterly at the Haugh Brewery in Inverness.

When Alexander Mann offered the brewery for sale in 1860, George purchased it and continued to offer "ale and porter for ready money". However, by 1863 the brewery had been taken on by James Grant.

Location: Nairn

Active: 1856 - 1860s

Status: Closed

Breweries and other buildings

The Nairn Brewery consisted of a small group of buildings on Mill Road, organised around a central courtyard. The brewery was destroyed by fire in 1903 and most of the ground has since been landscaped.


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Map of 1868 showing the location of the Nairn Brewery
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