Tyne and Wear HER(4538): East Rainton, John Smales' Brewery - Details
East Rainton, John Smales' Brewery
Brewing and Malting Site
In 1766 a John Legge was the executor of Smales, a maltster and brewer who had leased a mansion house at East Rainton from the Dean and Chapter. It had 'all suitable conveniences for a malting and brewing'.
Brian Bennison, 2004, The Brewers and Breweries of North-Eastern England - A Historical Guide, published by the Brewery History Society; Newcastle Courant 29th March 1766