THE Mitre is one of Scotland’s most famous traditional public houses on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. It h dates back to 1814, is a C-listed building of historical significance and is located just a short stroll from North Bridge, Waverley Station and Holyrood.
It has a loyal local clientele as well as healthy trade from tourists. A sympathetic restoration, respecting the requirements of listed building regulations and a shutdown period of the shortest possible duration were required.
Drawing on their vast experience of working to tight deadlines, within historically important buildings and to the demanding standards of client company Mitchells & Butlers – with whom they have a longstanding relationship – Pacific adhered to their “can-do” and “get-it-right-first-time” approach.
Pacific installed new booth screens, new flooring and coverings, upgraded the kitchens, polished the bar tops and redecorated The Mitre, which has the bar at the front of house and a restaurant to the rear.
The project was completed on time and to budget – and within a short shutdown period of just 16 days, which is remarkable, given the nature of the building, which dates back to 1814.
Character continues to abound in the pub, which has high, panelled ceilings and other features worthy of official protection. Pacific’s team impressed Mitchells & Butlers, who expressed their delight with the completed job was well as the dedication and professionalism shown by the personnel entrusted with delivering a high-profile project – on time and on budget, with minimal disruption to trade.