Bar News

Plans submitted to re-open Glasgow’s Cabin restaurant

Tue 21st May 2019

Plans have been submitted with Glasgow City Council to re-open the Cabin restaurant on Dumbarton Road in the Whiteinch area of the city. It closed its doors in 2015,

Bloc+ pops up on former Nonya site

Mon 20th May 2019

Bloc pop-ups on former Nonya site John Burns, owner of Bloc+ on Bath Street in Glasgow has opened a Bloc pop-up on the site of the former Nonya on the city’s Clar


Mon 20th May 2019

The Chaumer is a recently opened teahouse and wine bar for Edinburgh’s Queen Street – with a very interesting back story.

New owners at Braeval Hotel

Thu 16th May 2019

Paul and Lyndy Geddes have taken over the Braeval Hotel and Bandstand Bar and Restaurant in Nairn. Lyndy was previously a director in an ombudsman’s firm and Paul


Thu 9th May 2019

So far, the secret location of Glasgow’s only underground speakeasy, Wheesht, has been kept under wraps.

Dundee’s Blue Room

Wed 8th May 2019

AJ McMenemy, the operator behind the Dundee-based Macmerry 300 group that owns The King of Islington, Abandon Ship and Bird & The Bear has opened a new bar called Th

Looking Mighty Vine

Thu 2nd May 2019

Buzzworks Holdings will open the eagerly awaited Vic’s & The Vine this month. It’s the refurbished Elliots on Prestwick’s Main Street, the company’s flag

Greene King reports like-for-like sales growth of 2.9%

Tue 30th April 2019

Belhaven owner Greene King has reported managed pub sales saw 2.9% like-for-like growth for the 52 weeks to 28 April 2019. The company said this reflected “the suc


Thu 25th April 2019

Heineken is investing £4 million in its Star Pubs & Bars estate in Scotland this year. The programme will focus on big, bold refurbishments that make the most o

First look at Buzzworks Vic’s & The Vine

Tue 23rd April 2019

Buzzworks Holdings has released a sneak peek of Prestwick Vic’s & The Vine before it opens its doors next month. The former Elliots bar and restaurant on Main

New design crowns Kingshouse

Tue 9th April 2019

The £12m Kingshouse in Glencoe has been unveiled – and what a transformation. It was designed by Covell Matthews Architects for owners Black Corries Estate and th

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery ‘goes public’ with its Secret Bar

Mon 8th April 2019

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery has opened the doors of its exclusive Secret Bar to corporate bookings for the first time. Previously only open to VIP influencers

Fort William’s Ben Nevis Pub under new ownership

Fri 5th April 2019

The Ben Nevis pub on Fort William’s High Street has just re-opened under the new joint ownership of Neil Morrison (pictured) and Paul Sloan. Neil is licensee of Ma

Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom Edinburgh refurbished

Fri 5th April 2019

The Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom at 81-83 Lothian Road is back in business after closing for a two-week refurbishment. A spokesperson told DRAM, “The interior

St Andrews Brewing Co debuts in Dundee

Thu 4th April 2019

St Andrews Brewing Company has opened its new £900k bar and restaurant in the basement of Dundee’as Caird Hall. The 7,500 sq ft premises occupy two units in the f