Dean Tavern

Edinburgh & The Lothians - Newtongrange

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: C

80 Main Street
Newtongrange
EH22 4NA

Tel: (0131) 663 2419

Email: manager@deantavern.co.uk

Website http://www.deantavern.co.uk

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Newtongrange

Station Distance: 750m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Newtongrange) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

One of only five pubs in Scotland still operating on the 'Gothenburg' principle. This multi-roomed pub with a massive public bar has been carefully modernised over the years. It was rebuilt in 1910. The public bar has three arched pillars supporting the roof in the centre of the room so it looks like two high-ceilinged rooms with a U-shaped counter protruding from the left-hand wall.

One of only five pubs in Scotland still operating on the 'Gothenburg' principle. This multi-roomed pub with a massive public bar has been carefully modernised over the years. It was rebuilt in 1910. The public bar has three arched pillars supporting the roof in the centre of the room so it looks like two high-ceilinged rooms with a U-shaped counter protruding from the left-hand wall. In 1962, the Dean was extended, and a games room, lounge bar, function room and wine store added. A new back gantry was added at the rear left and new facing and top added to the original bar counter.

In a further refurbishment in 1997 panelling replaced the original green tiled walls, the gantry within the U was replaced, minor changes made to the back gantry, and the function room modernised. Although the jug bar has been lost, two open snugs still remain. Recently a sitting room on the left was converted to a restaurant and the wine store that operated until 2005 is now the kitchen. Upstairs the former Temperance Bar is now used as a meeting room and has some old fittings including a disused Art Deco bar with hatch. In 1962, the Dean became the first pub in Scotland to have beer delivered in tanks.

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