THE Last Drop, one of Edinburgh’s best-known historic bars – complete with a macabre history and reputedly haunted by a young girl in medieval clothing – has reopened in rapid order after makeover by Pacific.
Operated within the massive Mitchells & Butlers stable, it carries the Nicholson’s brand and is to be found in the Grassmarket, where its customers enjoy its eclectic range of real ales and its classic pub food.
The Last Drop is a macabre reference to the last hanging in the Grassmarket. The spirit of the small girl has been reported in the cellar and in the bar area.
Tenements once stood on the site, but these were rebuilt into the pub, using the old buildings’ original 17th Century stone.
Pacific managed to ensure a minimal disruption to trade for the clients. Closure was restricted to just two weeks to allow the project – which included interior and exterior works involving a new kitchen, toilets, screens, flooring, decoration and lighting – to be completed.