Maclay Inns have been around since 1830 and have a strong heritage in the licensed trade - we like to think we know a thing or two about running great pubs and inns!
Maclay has belonged to only three families throughout since 1830 - and continues to be under the Matthew’s family ownership to this day. The company was founded by James Maclay in Alloa in 1830. In 1870 he built the Thistle Brewery, which remained Maclay's headquarters until early 2001 when brewing ceased and the company refocused on its portfolio of pubs.
Production of Maclay ales in carried out by Belhaven Brewery in the UK and by Sleeman Brewery in Canada, with Maclay still retaining the rights to the recipes - just in case we ever feel the time is right to start brewing again!
Today, Maclay is proud to continue the traditions of quality and expertise, begun by James Maclay. Maclay is the proud owner of a great portfolio of pubs and inns stretching from Balloch and Glasgow in the West to Edinburgh and St. Andrews in the East.