GOODBYE SPIERS, HELLO INVERLEITH
The former Spiers Bar on Edinburgh’s Bowhill Terrace has re-opened as The Inverleith. Owners, The Landmark Pub Company, have done away with the old black exterior paint job in favour of a softer olive green.
Landmark Pub Company’s Operations Manager Jane Corrigan explained. “We’ve decorated, installed new colourful banquette seating, a big sofa, along with quirky antique finishings. Comfort is a big consideration here.”
She continued, “ What used to be 20 bottles on the gantry has now swollen to nearly 200, including premium spirits, cocktails and rare malts. We’ve also introduced a craft beer fridge that holds 100 bottles and cans. It’s in the main bar area, so this allows customers to take their time over choosing, no rush!”
The bar had a chiefly male clientele before the changes, and widening the bar’s appeal was a major factor behind the change. Said Jane, “Some of the guys who used to drink here have moved on, others are now bringing their wives and girlfriends, which is fantastic. Food is a new addition, and we have a big family table, which is proving popular. Dogs are welcome too.”