The Bruce Group (Co-directors Kevan Fullerton and Scott Piatkowski pictured) has tabled plans with Edinburgh city council to turn The Cow Shed and Bar Bados in Cowgate into a 26-bedroom hotel, bar, restaurant and function room. The bar and restaurant would be in an arch that houses The Cow Shed, while the hotel rooms would be above Bar Bados nightclub. The adjacent Subway nightclub, which is already owned by Bruce Group, is set to remain open throughout any works.
Planning documents on behalf of Bruce Taverns state, “The proposed offer would have a boutique Scottish feel with the bar and restaurant offering a street food market atmosphere. The function room to the rear would be used for a variety of more casual events.
The first-floor function room is proposed to be called the Cowgate Ceilidh Club, which would be used for traditional ceilidh events, Scottish shows and as a wedding venue.”