ONE of Scotland’s most popular pubs – revered for its fascinating history, traditional character, real ales and hearty food – has undergone a makeover, courtesy of Pacific.
Deacon Brodie’s Tavern, on Edinburgh’s world-famous Royal Mile, is named after Deacon William Brodie, the man who inspired Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
It has two floors – a bar downstairs and a restaurant upstairs. A full menu is offered in the restaurant, with bar food available downstairs, where a massive choice of single malt whiskies is also available.
The pub is welcoming, and the interior boasts a striking ceiling, majoring on thistles and red rose motifs. The location – not far from Edinburgh Castle – ensures that this is a very popular pub with tourists and local residents and workers alike.
Pacific Building masterminded a number of significant improvements, to ensure the pub continues to look its best and to keep customers comfortable. They include:
The work has had a positive and lasting impact on Deacon Brodie’s entrance, main bar, customer toilets, kitchen and back of house.
Deacon Brodie’s, which was established in 1806, trades under the Nicholson’s brand, which is part of the massive stable operated by Mitchells & Butlers, the largest operator of restaurants, pubs and bars in the United Kingdom.
Pacific are the first and only Scottish contractors retained by Mitchells & Butlers, whose stable of brands also includes All Bar One and O’Neill’s and who operate 1,600 pubs and restaurants across the UK.
Pacific have already completed substantial upgrades M&B at Browns and Hunters Tryst, both in Edinburgh, the upmarket Meadowpark in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, the Toby Carvery at Braehead, near Glasgow, The Goose in Glasgow and the Harvester, at Glasgow Fort shopping park.