The last brewery to close is also the best preserved — Maclay’s is now a pub called the Old Brewery. Bizarrely, it’s now run by Belhaven, not Maclay’s pub company. Belhaven have turned it into a miserable beer desert with big screen TVs and it was too depressing to take any pictures inside.
Outside, along the fence is that favourite of 1990s heritage consultants, public art in remembrance of the industry that was once here.
|Remnants of the former Maclay’s brewery|
|Detail with Maclays monogram and thistle emblem|
The ultimate insult, a series of memorial plaques in Comic Sans.
At least Maclay’s got a memorial. This is pretty much all that’s left reminding the town of George Younger:
|Station Hotel window with faded George Younger ‘Y’ – “The Sign of Good Beer”|
|More legible from inside.|