Edinburgh & The Lothians - Edinburgh

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: C

26-28 Shandwick Place

Tel: (0131) 226 4579



Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Haymarket (Edinburgh)

Station Distance: 772m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Haymarket (Edinburgh)) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

The splendidly ornamental and elaborate seven-bay gantry and long panelled bar counter in the former Buffet Bar date from a quality refit in 1903.; both edifices display considerable panache. The moulded ceiling and decorative cornice add to the attractions.

Part of a four storey tenement built 1876-1877, the Grosvenor Buffet, as it was known, retains a splendid gantry and long bar counter from a quality refitting of 1903 by William Beattie & Sons. The pub frontage was remodelled by Scottish Brewers in the 1970s. The pub originally consisted of a Buffet Bar with a dining room and servery (?) at the rear. The Buffet Bar part remains intact with its long original panelled bar counter with pilasters all along it and behind it an ornamental seven bay gantry of great panache. Shelving is incorporated in an exceedingly elaborate structure, Jacobean in character, with carved pillars and heavily carved brackets holding up the shelves in the upper section and multiple mirror panels. There are two oriel-style glazed display cabinets and it is topped off with a balustrade and three bays with pediments at the top. The high ceilinged room has a moulded ceiling with decorative cornice but the dado panelling looks modern.

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