Commercial Inn

Edinburgh & The Lothians - West Calder

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

30 East End
West Calder
EH55 8AD

Tel: (01506) 872099

View on: Whatpub

Worth a look for its ornately carved and pilastered bar counter with grapes, brackets and rose symbols spaced along the top. The walls sport unusual panelling topped with a modest frieze and a florid cornice.

Built of stone in 1905 (date stone above the front doors), it was an undertakers originally and then in the early 1920s it was converted to a public house. There is a vestibule entrance with some stained and leaded screenwork at the top over left and right doors and panelled walls. The layout is an island bar one with an ornately carved counter with pilasters with grapes, brackets and rose symbols spaced along the top. The gantry is modern. Unusual panned walls all around the room painted cream, two fireplaces with old wood surrounds (but modern interiors), a very ornate cornice and modest frieze below. There is a small room at the rear left with a wide doorway.

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