PINTS are set to be pulled and supped in an award-winning Dunfermline town-centre pub as soon as once more as quickly as this month, the Press can reveal.
Operators of the Business Inn, on Douglas Road, have stated that they’re “wanting ahead to reopening in November” after offering an replace on the way forward for the premises, which was thrown into doubt when it shut unexpectedly in September.
Hawthorn Leisure, who function greater than 650 leased, tenanted and managed pubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales, additionally confirmed that the bar’s supervisor of 13 years, Andrew Black, is to take cost of the five-time CAMRA (The Marketing campaign for Actual Ale) Fife Pub of the Yr winner.
In an announcement this week, a spokesperson for Hawthorn Leisure, who additionally acknowledged beforehand that they “won’t be shifting away from what made the pub widespread within the first place”, stated: “The Business is a vital group hub in Dunfermline and we’re wanting ahead to reopening with Andrew Black in cost.
“Andrew might be a well-known face to locals, having managed the pub for 13 years, and he is wanting ahead to delivering the excessive ranges of service that individuals have come to anticipate from the Business, in addition to persevering with the pub’s custom for serving cask ales.”
Prospects of the favored boozer have been left shocked when a discover on its doorways suggested that it had closed “as a consequence of unexpected circumstances”, just for Hawthorn Leisure to “reassure clients that we have now no plans to shut down the Business”.
Describing it as a “nice conventional pub and an vital establishment in Dunfermline”, they stated that it “can be closed for a brief interval whereas we recruit a brand new associate”, including that “as soon as we have now invested within the pub to offer it a much-needed refurbishment, we’re assured the Business might be higher than ever”.
A well-liked hang-out for followers of actual ale, its popularity as one of many Kingdom’s finest pubs for pouring the proper pint was enhanced with award successes on at least 5 separate events.
In 1998, the Business received its first CAMRA Fife Pub of the Yr award, and went on to be offered with the accolade once more in 2005, 2006, 2008 and, most lately, in 2014.
Following the latter win, the pub was additionally feted as one the county’s finest later that yr, when it was named as runner-up within the CAMRA Scottish Pub of the Yr, inserting second solely to The Steam Packet Inn, at Isle of Whithorn, in Dumfries and Galloway.
Final week, the Press revealed that the previous put up workplace in Dunfermline – situated reverse the Business on Queen Anne Road – has been purchased by the Metropolis Resort Group, who hope to create licensed premises incorporating a combined providing of meals, drink, leisure and lodging.