Major refurbishment for Port Seton pub

Port Seton’s Wemyss Hotel will shortly re-open as The Seaglass Inn following a £540K refurbishment, and with two new operators at the helm – mother and daughter team Christine O’Brien and Sarah Couch.

Star Pubs & Bars aim to have the new Inn open by mid-July, having completed an external and internal renovation of The Seaglass Inn .

Christine, who also runs The New Plough Inn with her father Thomas O’Brien (Tam) in Tranent, comments, “Everything is changing. The inside will be much more stylish, welcoming and comfortable. The plans will also open up the two-room pub into a light airy space with a bar and a dining area, comfy sofas and booth seating and concertina doors opening onto the garden. A kitchen will be added and new toilets installed.”

Externally there’s new signage, lighting and planting,  new outdoor furniture, decking and festoon lighting at The Seaglass Inn.

Christine adds, “I’ve run hospitality businesses with my parents and it’s exciting to carry on the family tradition and start a new venture with my daughter. Working with Sarah will also enable me to be front of house at both The New Plough and The Seaglass.”

Brian Davidson, Star Pubs & Bars operations director for Scotland, said, “With so many new homes being built on the A1 corridor, there’s a shortage of great pubs that serve food. We’re delighted to be joining forces with Christine and Sarah to broaden the appeal of The Wemyss Hotel. We’ll be working flat out to get The Seaglass open so that people can use the new garden over the summer. We’re investing over £4 million in pubs around Scotland this year to help them move with the times and thrive for the long term.”

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