Engineering a new pub

Edinburgh’s Telford Arms has been transformed into The Scottish Engineer, thanks to a joint £500K investment by Belhaven Pub Partners and Ecosse Inns. Belhaven Pub Partners worked closely with the pub’s new operator Andrena Smith-Bowes of Ecosse Inns and marks the sixth pub for the group.

Said Andrena Smith-Bowes, “We’ve created 172 seats inside and 132 seats outside and have redone the whole place. It’s absolutely perfect timing for summer and we’ve been packed since opening. We took a pub that wasn’t trading too well and decided to turn it into a tribute to all the great engineers of Scotland, such as Alexander Graham Bell and John Logie Baird. “We’ve completely re-landscaped the outside, put in raised decking, lights and a feature water wheel with steam that comes out. It’s all really beautiful, although I say it myself.”

The other five operated by Ecosse Inns are The Elizabethan in Dunfermline; The Barologist in Leith (formerly the Cameo); The Scottie in Edinburgh; The Terrace in Edinburgh and The Clermiston Inn in Edinburgh all are with Belhaven Pub Partners.

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