John Key

John Key was probably a son of James Key and became involved with the Crail Brewery following James's death in 1806. His brother James took on the brewery when he died in 1823.

Location: Crail

Active: 1810s - 1823

Status: Transferred

Breweries and other buildings

The Crail Brewery was situated on the High Street and consisted of a group of buildings organised around a courtyard.


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Map of 1854 showing the layout of the Crail 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.