Wetherpoons buys The Picture House

The Picture House in Edinburgh’s Lothian Road has been sold to JD Wetherspoons much to the dismay of the current management who have now started a petition to keep the pub as a live music venue.
The Picture House has now been closed and Wetherspoons have said that the Lothian Road venue will be turned into a ‘superpub’ and that there are no plans to put on live music.
The Picture House was one of the biggest venues in Edinburgh and over the years bands such as Pink Floyd, Queen, New Order, The Smiths and AC/DC have all played there.
A spokesman for Wetherspoons said, “We do not have live music in any of our pubs, so it is extremely unlikely that live music will continue once it reopens.
“However, we are always prepared to listen to the arguments and to discuss it further.”
Meanwhile Wetherspoons pub, The David Macbeth Moir in Musselburgh has the best pub loos in Scotland and that’s official! The pub in Bridge Street was named as winner for the pub sector (Scotland) in the Loo of the Year Awards 2013.

Category: Bar & Pub
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