John Smith (1813-1887) established the Wallacetown Brewery on the junction of Cross Street and Garden Street in 1840 in partnership with his brother Robert (1818-1879). The partnership was dissolved in 1852 and John continued the business on his own account until failing health forced him to retire.
Active: 1840 - 1884
The Wallacetown Brewery was offered for sale in 1884 when it was described as having been "specially built by the exposer [John Smith] for brewery purposes". An associated retail business in the High Street, Ayr, which had "been carried on for the last 50 years" was also put up for sale.
The site is now occupied by modern housing.
Books and periodicals
Anon. Brewery at Ayr for sale … long conducted under the name of the Wallacetown Brewery. Glasgow Herald, 11th January, 1884.