Bar News

New owners at Braeval Hotel

Thu 16th May 2019

Paul and Lyndy Geddes have taken over the Braeval Hotel and Bandstand Bar and Restaurant in Nairn. Lyndy was previously a director in an ombudsman’s firm and Paul

HIDE YOUR WHEESHT

Thu 9th May 2019

So far, the secret location of Glasgow’s only underground speakeasy, Wheesht, has been kept under wraps.

Dundee’s Blue Room

Wed 8th May 2019

AJ McMenemy, the operator behind the Dundee-based Macmerry 300 group that owns The King of Islington, Abandon Ship and Bird & The Bear has opened a new bar called Th

Looking Mighty Vine

Thu 2nd May 2019

Buzzworks Holdings will open the eagerly awaited Vic’s & The Vine this month. It’s the refurbished Elliots on Prestwick’s Main Street, the company’s flag

Greene King reports like-for-like sales growth of 2.9%

Tue 30th April 2019

Belhaven owner Greene King has reported managed pub sales saw 2.9% like-for-like growth for the 52 weeks to 28 April 2019. The company said this reflected “the suc

HEINEKEN INVESTS £4M IN SCOTTISH PUB ESTATE

Thu 25th April 2019

Heineken is investing £4 million in its Star Pubs & Bars estate in Scotland this year. The programme will focus on big, bold refurbishments that make the most o

First look at Buzzworks Vic’s & The Vine

Tue 23rd April 2019

Buzzworks Holdings has released a sneak peek of Prestwick Vic’s & The Vine before it opens its doors next month. The former Elliots bar and restaurant on Main

New design crowns Kingshouse

Tue 9th April 2019

The £12m Kingshouse in Glencoe has been unveiled – and what a transformation. It was designed by Covell Matthews Architects for owners Black Corries Estate and th

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery ‘goes public’ with its Secret Bar

Mon 8th April 2019

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery has opened the doors of its exclusive Secret Bar to corporate bookings for the first time. Previously only open to VIP influencers

Fort William’s Ben Nevis Pub under new ownership

Fri 5th April 2019

The Ben Nevis pub on Fort William’s High Street has just re-opened under the new joint ownership of Neil Morrison (pictured) and Paul Sloan. Neil is licensee of Ma

Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom Edinburgh refurbished

Fri 5th April 2019

The Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom at 81-83 Lothian Road is back in business after closing for a two-week refurbishment. A spokesperson told DRAM, “The interior

St Andrews Brewing Co debuts in Dundee

Thu 4th April 2019

St Andrews Brewing Company has opened its new £900k bar and restaurant in the basement of Dundee’as Caird Hall. The 7,500 sq ft premises occupy two units in the f

Design Focus: Nick’s

Thu 4th April 2019

What was an inconspicuous exterior to Nick’s on Glasgow’s Hyndland Road now pops to passers-by thanks to an explosion of foliage and fairy lights that formed the

Design Focus: The Thornwood

Thu 4th April 2019

Glasgow’s Thornwood area, which was part of neighbouring Partick until 1912, has a new-look pub that would’ve made all those that fought for its independence pro

It’s S-Wine O’Clock

Wed 3rd April 2019

It’s the Chinese Year of the Pig and there’s a little pig in Glasgow’s west end. The Little Pig happens to be the English translation of ‘Le Petit Cochron’