A bit of history but dates differ from various sources?,so apologies if dates don't tally completely.
"The Old Brewery, which is just behind the Angel and White Horse, was Beaumont's in 1758 (and it was nearly a century old then) when it was purchased by the Hartley family. John Smith bought it in the 1850s, and on his death his son William built the new brewery, which kept the name John Smith'.(earliest mention of Beaumonts I can find is 1728,"they had a brewery in Tadcaster which they later sold to the Hartley family").
A little bit more history.In 1758 the brewery was owned by Stephen Hartley,Jane Hartley mortgaged the brewery to David Backhouse and John Hartley.It was the run down brewery that John Smith took over from Hartleys Widow Jane.
Trade directories for 1798 show W Backhouse proprietor of the White Horse and in conjunction with John Hartley,postmaster ran a coaching business,also listed as brewers.
1845 records show Jane Hartley,brewer owned the Golden Lion,George and Dragon and Black Bull,all in Tadcaster.
In the Yorkshire Gazette 8th Feb 1845 it states,"friends may be conferred on her successors,Messrs Backhouse and Hartley,by whom she feels confident the business will be continued in a way that will give complete satisfaction.Messrs Backhouse and Hartley hope to merit the above recommendation".
John died and his sons Samuel and William took over,William bought out Samuel and built a new brewery in 1883 leaving Samuel with the old brewery.
I guess the brewery was without much equipment,in various papers from 1887,this from Yorkshire Post 14th May 1887 states"The old brewery reopened,Samuel Smiths,the old brewery Tadcaster,celebrated ales and stouts,agents wanted,willfully beg to inform trade and private customers that our ales are from barley,malt and hops only".
At the time Lord Londesborough (hence Londesborough hotel)was lord of the manor and owned most of Tadcaster and land all over,he lived at Grimston Park,previously owned by lord Howden(hence Howden Arms).In 1873 Lord Londesborough sold a lot of his estate and much of it was bought by John Smith before he died,including;
Malt Shovel,described as " public house,stable,cow house and yard in the occupation of Thomas Hoggett".(closed1960s)
Londesborough Hotel,described as "hall,sitting room,kitchen,back kitchen,scullery.first floor,sitting room,7 bedrooms,wc.second floor,6 bedrooms and lumber room.Outside is a barn,ten stables,coachouses,saddle room granary and farm premises,yards and sheds.bought by John Smith for ?2450.(brewery offices)
George and Dragon,High Street(now Tykes tearooms)Hull Daily Mail 12 Feb 1907 mentions Samuel Smith of Tadcaster transferring the license.
(Not found out where to yet)
Fox and Hounds(ladypitts),Leeds Rd,still Sams
Coach and Horses,Commercial St(now a theakstones pub)
Britannia Inn,described as stables,cow house and shed,cottage and warehouse.Next door was a house,butchers shop and slaughter yard,(where tadkebab is now)bought by J Smith for ?900.
Black Bull,Kirkgate.now demolished.
Bay Horse,described as Inn with barn,stable and orchard,still Sams
Howden Arms,still Sams
All the pubs were retained by Samuel and the old brewery when the new johns brewery was built,with the exception of Coach which was joined by shops etc to Britannia before bus station was built many years ago.
SAMs also had the Railway Hotel,Kirkgate, which was a Braimes pub(Braimes brewery was where central car park is now)they used to run a coach to the Wheatsheaf Inn at Bolton Percy to pick up passengers and mail for Tadcaster before the Church Fenton to Harrogate line was built.In the landlord was one William Shilleto,family ran pubs in Tadcaster,interesting that Wheatsheaf is now Station Farm owned by Sams.
Yorkshire Gazette 18 May 1839 states "York and North Midland Railway ,Messrs Backhouse and Hartley of Tadcaster intend running an omnibus between Tadcaster and Bolton Percy".
Will post more if of interest.BB