Bar News

SCOTTISH LICENSEES RECOGNISED AT STAR AWARDS

Mon 11th March 2019

The achievements of top Scottish licensees were celebrated at Star Pubs & Bars’ annual Star Awards. The awards were the biggest ever held by the company reflec

BREWDOG LAUNCHES ITS FIRST DRAFT HOUSE PUB IN ABERDEEN

Thu 7th March 2019

BrewDog debuts its new Draft House pub called The Hop & Anchor, on Exchange Street, in its home city of Aberdeen, on Friday 8th March. It’s the first Draft

Star Pubs & Bars injects £960,000 investment into four Edinburgh pubs

Tue 5th March 2019

Two multiple operators are undertaking major investments with Star Pubs & Bars as part of a £960,000 investment in four Edinburgh pubs by the pub company in the

COUNTING HOUSE DOME RESTORATION

Tue 5th March 2019

The historic centre-piece domed ceiling at The Counting House in Glasgow’s George Square, Wetherspoon’s first pub in Scotland that opened in 1986, is being resto

ST ANDREWS RESTAURANT THE ADAMSON REOPENS

Mon 4th March 2019

St Andrews restaurant The Adamson, on South Street, is now a lighter, brighter, more contemporary space thanks to a three-week refurbishment. MD Julie Lewis told DRA

NEW ERA FOR THE SHEEP HEID INN

Mon 4th March 2019

A sympathetic refurbishment of Scotland’s oldest pub, Duddingston’s The Sheep Heid Inn, is underway at the moment with the pub remaining open.

Kilsyth’s Boathouse open again

Tue 26th February 2019

The Boathouse restaurant in Kilsyth has reopened its doors after being taken on by Ryan Barrie and his wife Aisling Friel four months after its closure. Ryan said th

UK pub closure rate slows to 14.5 a week, says CAMRA

Tue 19th February 2019

The rate of pub closures in Scotland, England and Wales has slowed to 14.5 a week but the figure ‘still remains too high’, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAM

BrewDog reveals more details of first US bar outside Ohio

Wed 13th February 2019

Scottish brewer BrewDog has revealed more details of the ‘Doghouse’ bar it will open in Indianapolis, which will be its first US site outside its Ohio br

McGinty’s Group set to serve up £500k bar and restaurant in Aberdeen

Mon 11th February 2019

The McGinty’s Group has lodged plans with Aberdeen City Council to transform the former Esslemont and Macintosh (E&Ms) department store on Aberdeen’s Uni

Plans to extend historic Melrose pub given the green light

Wed 6th February 2019

It’s always tricky trying to secure planning permission when a pub’s steeped in history but The King’s Arms in Melrose High Street has managed it. Scottish Bor

LADY LIBERTINE OPENS HER DOORS WITHIN THE EDINBURGH GRAND

Tue 5th February 2019

The Edinburgh Grand has added a further art deco inspired bar and dining experience with the launch of Lady Libertine. Lady Libertine is the second venue operated by

Elliots to be renamed Vic’s & The Vine following refurbishment

Tue 5th February 2019

Buzzworks Holdings has closed Elliots bar and restaurant in Prestwick for a refurbishment and rebranding that will be unveiled at Easter. It will from here on in be

BYE BYE BRUTTI MA BUONI HELLO AMSTERDAM

Tue 5th February 2019

Michael Woods of Saint Luke’s and The Winged Ox fame has added Glasgow’s Brunswick Hotel’s bar (pictured) to his portfolio and given it wings thanks to an exte

ABERDOUR BAR SET FOR MAKE-OVER

Tue 5th February 2019

The Cedar Inn in Aberdour, which has been shut for the last 12 months is set for a complete make-over by owners Star Pubs & Bars. The pub was formerly part of th