The Directory of UK Brewers

William Youngers & Co. Ltd

AddressWilliam Youngers & Co. Ltd
Abbey Brewery
Holyrood Street
County (see footnote)Ceremonial
City of Edinburgh
Local Authority
City of Edinburgh


Founded in 1749 in Leith they relocated in 1778 to Edinburgh. In 1931 they merged with Fountain Brewery to form Scottish Brewers Ltd. This in turn merged with Newcastle Breweries Ltd to form Scottish & Newcastle PLC in 1960. With the brands now under the ownership of Heineken UK Ltd, they are no longer brewed regularly.

Beers Brewed

We do not maintain a list of beers brewed by each brewery. There may be a list on the brewery's own website. For historical information, we suggest you also visit the brewery page on the unfortunately no longer updated Beermad.


The information contained above was believed to be correct at the date indicated. However we accept no responsibility for any false, misleading or inaccurate information within this site. We are not William Youngers & Co. Ltd and have no connection with them. This is not their official web site. If you believe any of the above information to be wrong, then let us at know by contacting us.

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Since the 1974 local government reorganisation there has been much controversy over many county boundaries. The links we provide cover all areas possibilities: Ceremonial Counties which are the counties for which a Lord-Lieutenant has been appointed, Historic Counties (and their allied county boroughs) which represent the position before the 1974 re-organisation and Local Authority which represents the third tear District level.

Last Checked : 28th August 2023 by RP

Last Updated : 25th July 2013 by RP