Robert Vernor

Robert Vernor inherited what became known as the Fisherrow Brewery in the 1780s from his father Thomas. Robert's son Alexander succeeded to the business on his death in 1809.

Location: Fisherrow

Active: 1780s - 1809

Status: Transferred

Breweries and other buildings

The Fisherrow Brewery was situated on the east side of Fisher's Wynd and grew from a brewhouse, malt barns and stables, arranged around a cobbled yard, to a large complex that extended from the High Street to New Street. The site is now mainly occupied by a post-war housing development.


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Map of 1853 showing the location of the Fisherrow Brewery
© National Library of Scotland, 2017

Other Sources of information

Books and periodicals

Lawrie, J. Honesty brewing: a history of the breweries, maltings and distilleries of Musselburgh and Fisherrow. Kennoway: Spiderwize, 2009.