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Melville Inn

Client
Mitchells & Butlers
Location
Lasswade, Midlothian
Value
£30,000
Timescale
Nine days

Challenge

Pacific had to refit to an extremely tight deadline a characterful country inn for Mitchells Butlers plc, the UK’s leading operators of pubs and restaurants, whose extensive stable of brand names include All Bar One, O’Neill’s, Browns and Harvester, and whose annual turnover from 1600 outlets runs to nearly £2billion.

Handover was completed after just nine days – on March 20, 2014 – and trading recommenced the following day.

Pacific are the only only Scottish contractors retained by the Birmingham-based plc, and Pacific had already proved their credentials to the client company through the completion of the upmarket Meadowpark bar and restaurant in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, which threw up a series of demanding requirements, both in terms of contract details and the actual delivery of a project which involved a historically sensitive and significant building.

Approach

Pacific drew on their vast experience of delivering to deadline and to budget to complete the Melville Inn project, which involved demolition of interior walls, bar reinstatement, new seating, fresh flooring, electrical works, reupholstery and signage.

Tight management of the contract meant that the Melville Inn – which pays homage to the Great British pub, with its classic brick and oak interior – suffered the minimal disruption to its extremely loyal trade.

Results

Boasting views to the gothic and grand Melville Castle, the Melville Inn is back trading – welcoming guests within its beautiful stone and white walls – and delivering a high quality, value-for-money dining experience to customers in a stylish and relaxing environment boasting high-quality fittings and other impressive features.

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