Editors’ Picks

Nivens by Cafe Source

Mon 15th October 2018

They say third time’s a charm. Glasgow’s Cafe Source number three, Nivens by Cafe Source, on Nithsdale Road, happens to ooze plenty of the stuff, which is in no

Licensee Interview: Rock ‘n’ Rollo

Mon 15th October 2018

Dundee’s hit the headlines lately because of the buzz around the new V&A and so has licensee John Rollo who, together with wife Karen, has just acquired eight pubs

Scotts

Mon 15th October 2018

Apparently, walking over cobbles activates pressure points on the base of the foot that promotes good health. I’ve no clue whether or not this takes in the eyes, b

The Spiritualist brings new vibes to Aberdeen

Fri 31st August 2018

Signature Pubs, the group behind Copper Blossom in Edinburgh and Church on the Hill in Glasgow, has opened The Spiritualist at 67 Langstane Place in Aberdeen. Area M

Potty about Pop-Ups

Tue 14th August 2018

The world’s gone pop-up potty in the last few years – aka the (so-called) temporary bar. But to what extent are pop-ups a threat to permanent pubs? How easy is i

Design Focus: Bracken, Erskine

Tue 14th August 2018

Bracken is a fern that spreads pretty quickly in woods and on hills, and one quick swatch around the stowed out SKB Inns’ refurbished bar and restaurant of the

Design Focus: VESTA, Edinburgh

Mon 13th August 2018

David Hall brings his professional touch to new bar and restaurant, VESTA, on Edinburgh’s Queensferry Street, honed from years leading teams in the city’

Name of new Calton Hill restaurant revealed

Mon 13th August 2018

Dale Mailley, chef director of The Gardener’s Cottage, has revealed the name for his third Edinburgh restaurant will be The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage. An ope

Brunswick Hotel set for refurbishment following ‘seven-figure’ sale

Wed 8th August 2018

Stephen Flannery and Michael Johnson (pictured) have sold Glasgow’s Brunswick Hotel to Alam Investments, former owners of The Clifton Hotel in Glasgow’s

INTERVIEW: ANNA CHRISTOPHERSON – A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

Wed 13th June 2018

Susan Young interviews Anna Christopherson of Boda Swedish Bars and Restaurant Group.

THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF REMOVING THE BEER-TIE FOR THE SCOTTISH PUB TRADE – STUART ROSS – FORMER BELHAVEN BOSS

Thu 17th May 2018

What will removing the beer-tie mean to the Scottish trade - Stuart Ross, former Belhaven Chief gives his view in an open letter.

Design Focus: Malones Irish Bar Edinburgh

Wed 7th March 2018

There is nothing nicer than going to a pub in the middle of the day to find it buzzing and that was the case when I visited the new Malones Irish Bar on Edinburgh&#

DESIGN FOCUS: THE TREE HOUSE

Tue 23rd January 2018

The Tree House in Ayr re-opened at the end of last year after a £400,000 transformation by owners Buzzworks. The restaurant, which has been owned by Buzzworks for t

The Tipsy Cow, Airdrie

Tue 23rd January 2018

When business partners Frank Cogan and Martin Mackay of Bozz Co Inns Ltd embarked on their latest venture – The Tipsy Cow in Airdrie, Lanarkshire – they knew exa

DRAM’s New Year Gongs!

Tue 23rd January 2018

This month Susan Young presents her annual gongs to people who have made her sit up and take notice this year… find out who caught her eye!   THE ‘I ONL