Bar News

BrewDog reveals more details of first US bar outside Ohio

Wed 13th February 2019

Scottish brewer BrewDog has revealed more details of the ‘Doghouse’ bar it will open in Indianapolis, which will be its first US site outside its Ohio br

McGinty’s Group set to serve up £500k bar and restaurant in Aberdeen

Mon 11th February 2019

The McGinty’s Group has lodged plans with Aberdeen City Council to transform the former Esslemont and Macintosh (E&Ms) department store on Aberdeen’s Uni

Plans to extend historic Melrose pub given the green light

Wed 6th February 2019

It’s always tricky trying to secure planning permission when a pub’s steeped in history but The King’s Arms in Melrose High Street has managed it. Scottish Bor

LADY LIBERTINE OPENS HER DOORS WITHIN THE EDINBURGH GRAND

Tue 5th February 2019

The Edinburgh Grand has added a further art deco inspired bar and dining experience with the launch of Lady Libertine. Lady Libertine is the second venue operated by

Elliots to be renamed Vic’s & The Vine following refurbishment

Tue 5th February 2019

Buzzworks Holdings has closed Elliots bar and restaurant in Prestwick for a refurbishment and rebranding that will be unveiled at Easter. It will from here on in be

BYE BYE BRUTTI MA BUONI HELLO AMSTERDAM

Tue 5th February 2019

Michael Woods of Saint Luke’s and The Winged Ox fame has added Glasgow’s Brunswick Hotel’s bar (pictured) to his portfolio and given it wings thanks to an exte

ABERDOUR BAR SET FOR MAKE-OVER

Tue 5th February 2019

The Cedar Inn in Aberdour, which has been shut for the last 12 months is set for a complete make-over by owners Star Pubs & Bars. The pub was formerly part of th

GRAND RE-OPENING FOR KINGSHOUSE HOTEL

Mon 4th February 2019

The Kings House Hotel in Glencoe re-opens this month. The 17th century Inn has received a £12m refurbishment which has not only added 35 rooms but also includes a b

LISINI COMPLETES PHASE ONE OF DALZIEL PARK REFURBISHMENT

Mon 4th February 2019

The Lisini Pub Company has just re-opened its bar at the Dalziel Park Hotel in Motherwell after a complete refurbishment. This is phase one of a three-phase upgrade,

The Ploughman in Peterculter under new ownership

Mon 21st January 2019

 A licensee and a former oil executive have joined forces to acquire a North-east pub and restaurant.  Simon Cruickshank, owner of the nearby Richmond Arms

Oli Norman buys Stephen White out

Tue 15th January 2019

Oli Norman has taken full control of the seven-strong pub business that he and Stephen White built.

Bridge of Don bar’s customers raise £650 for local neighbourhood park

Mon 14th January 2019

Customers at The Brig Inn on Aberdeen’s Balgownie Road have raised £650 for their local neighbourhood park (Friends of Seaton Park). The Scottish-themed eve

Highland Pubs buck UK-wide closure trend

Tue 8th January 2019

Here's a reason for licensees to be cheerful in what might be an otherwise challenging month, well those in the far north of Scotland at any rate, because pubs in th

EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY

Wed 5th December 2018

Quiet Man Taverns, aka brothers Daniel and Finbarr McNally, has taken over The Dogs restaurant in Edinburgh and renamed it The Perch.

Flat sales in managed pubs and restaurants

Mon 19th November 2018

Britain's managed pub and restaurant groups saw their collective like-for-like sales grow just 0.2 per cent in October with pubs and bars doing better than casual