A historic pub interior which was of national or regional importance which is now permanently closed
This pub is permanently closed (since 01/03/2016)
Listed Status: C88-90 Kirk Brae
Tel: (0131) 672 2823
View on: Whatpub
Converted into flats and therefore been re- categorised as Permanently Closed.
The former description is shown below.
A three-room pub in a plain, late C19/early C20 building with a male-dominated, stand-up public bar. The rooms seem to have been mostly refitted in an inter-war scheme with basic, three-quarter-height wall panelling in the public bar on the corner. Formerly two separate rooms until the wall between them was removed in 2006, it retains a 1930s panelled, U-shaped counter, modest island gantry and low window seats. In the small middle lounge the bar counter appears to the only survivor from the 1930s with a gantry and Victorian-style fireplace dating from a late 1980s refit. Carrying on down a passage to the rear and you will find the Reuben Butler lounge, named after the character in Walter Scott's The Heart of Midlothian. This two-part lounge, which can also be accessed from Kirkgate, is only open in the evenings and at weekends. The counter and stone fireplace could also be from the 1930s but the gantry is more modern.