The Chapel Tavern on Chapel Road, one of Kirkcaldy’s oldest pubs dating back to 1605, is looking forward to a £450K investment by Star Pubs & Bars. Building work starts on 24th February with it scheduled to reopen in late April. New licensee Reece Webb, 23, plans to employ ten people.
The exterior will be repainted, there’ll be new signage and lighting, with larger windows to let in more light. A tarmacked area at the back will be converted into a landscaped spacious terrace with seating for 58 and plenty of planting.
.Reece’s family are all in the hospitality industry and he started helping out in a restaurant kitchen at the age of 10. Said Reece, “I’ve wanted a pub of my own for as long as I can remember. The Chapel Tavern is beautiful old pub with a lovely atmosphere. The plans for it are amazing.”
Brian Davidson, Star Pubs & Bars operations director for Scotland, added, “Reece’s experience, energy and enthusiasm are just what The Chapel Tavern needs to bring it back to life. The pub will have something for everyone when the development is completed. We’re working hard to reopen it so that people can make the most of the gorgeous new terrace when the warmer weather arrives.”