Scotland’s first micro pub, Rutherford’s, has opened in Kelso. The venue, owned by Simon and Debbie Rutherford, housed an old cashmere jumper shop.The couple spent £20K creating the micro venue which does not offer television or music. Instead, customers can find a good conversation starter in the Rutherford’s unique interior.
Debbie told DRAM, “We’re having quite a bit of interest in the idea of the micro pub in Scotland, and particular interest from individuals in Glasgow.
From February of next year, we are going to be training people who are interested in the micro pub concept. We plan to teach them the best way to go about opening a micro pub outlet, and the most effective method of dispensing ales.”
As well as a good selection of beers Rutherford’s offers local foods, such as pork pies, chutney’s and cheeses served on platters. Rutherford’s is at 38, The Square, Kelso.