PG Taverns take over The Torphichen

PW Torphichen Arms Mid opt

The Torphichen in Mid Calder is undergoing a major £475K refurbishment, a joint investment by owned Star Pubs & Bars and, multiple operator, PG Taverns Scotland. The pub, which has been closed since September, is scheduled to re-open in April as the Fork & Field.

Iain Pert of PG Taverns said, “Choosing the right site is key to the success of a pub, as is the investment needed to create an appealing offer for customers. The Torphichen has both. Food will be the focus with ingredients locally sourced. We expect it to do well as there is a gap in the market for a quality food-led traditional welcoming country pub in the area.”

He continued, “We’re delighted to be working with Star Pubs & Bars again on another joint investment on the back of the runaway success we’ve had with The Jolly Botanist.”
Star is investing £275K and a further £200k is being invested by PG Taverns The reconfiguration of the Torphichen will increase the space in the pub, almost doubling the number of food covers from 48 to 94 and increasing the kitchen size by 60%. The changes will enable the pub to offer modern classic Scottish food with a twist, as well as great cask ale and a range of quality premium drinks creating a warm and welcoming pub. PG Taverns investment will be spent on the addition of a conservatory, decking and six letting rooms.

Lawson Mountstevens, managing director of Star Pubs & Bars said, “It’s positive news for the community that P&G Taverns has taken on the Torphichen. They’re top operators with award-winning experience. That coupled with the pubs location, its new focus on food and great potential are a compelling combination.”
Iain is pictured with business partner Gordon Gilhooley.