New Gastro Pub Set To Score At Murrayfield

by Melissa Clark

Monday, October 7th, 2013

WHISKY GLASSOne of Edinburgh’s landmark hotels is set to reopen its new gastro pub as part of an extensive makeover – with locals being given the first chance for an exclusive peek on October 10th at the stunning transformation.

The Bothy Restaurant and Drinkery, set within the old Murrayfield Hotel, is set to bring something completely new to the west end of Edinburgh, while giving a nod to the capital’s rich Scottish heritage through its traditional interiors and old fashioned pub style food.

And in a novel twist, the venue has decided that it is very good to be neighbourly by only inviting local people and businesses to its exclusive launch night.  A special “locals card” which will also be distributed to surrounding homes and business entitling card holders to 20% off their food bill Monday-Friday, cementing the new commitment to giving locals a true ‘local’.

Manager Colin Brand said: “We’re all so excited for everyone to see the new Bothy Restaurant and Drinkery. I’m sure the new interiors, which combine both Scottish traditions with a modern homely feel, will go down great with locals and visitors from further afield.

“One of our main focuses however is on our locals and making sure our neighbours here in Murrayfield feel special. That’s why they will be the first to see the transformation when it opens.

“We are passionate about creating a welcoming place where people can come and relax, enjoy the food and experience some of the wide variety of entertainment we have on throughout the week. The Bothy Restaurant and Drinkery is just so different to anything else in the city, we just can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks.”

As well as the food and drink menu inspired by local produce and pubs and inns of old, the Bothy Restaurant and Drinkery has also been heavily influenced by traditional Scottish design.

Created by acclaimed designer Jim Hamilton, who is renowned for his quirky touches such as Scottish hotels Tigerlily in Edinburgh and Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow, the interiors offer a cozy, welcoming place where guests can relax and indulge themselves.

The exposed stone walls, stripped back wooden floors and rough metal work are teamed perfectly with wool cushions, leather seating and walls adorned with black and white photography.

Jim Hamilton also designed the adjoining Murrayfield House, the impressive nine bedroom boutique hotel, which offers the option of individual accommodation or an exclusive entire booking, making it ideal for perhaps a wedding party or large groups visiting Edinburgh.

As well as its eye-catching interiors and quality food, The Bothy Restaurant and Drinkery will also play host to a variety of themed-evenings to entertain people of all ages.

From laid back Sunday Jazz afternoons, drink ‘flight’ nights and a book club for adults to a Kiddies Ceilidh which welcomes young children to enjoy the traditional dance whilst wearing their very own kilt; there is entertainment to suit everyone.

Every weekend the venue will also feature live music with some of Scotland’s best bands who will play until the early hours.

More information about the Bothy Restaurant and Drinkery can be found at

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