We said we’d keep you updated and – it’s official – the Melville Bar in Edinburgh’s West End will reopen on February 8, 2013. The pub’s new bar manager Supot Yampo confirmed the news, and told Urban Ghosts that an ad for bar staff had met with over 170 applications in a 24 hour period.
It’s still unclear what theme the refurbished Melville will follow, be it traditional ale house, fashionable bar or modern gastropub. Work was well under-way when we passed by last Friday night, while neighbouring Bert’s Bar and Teuchters were filled to capacity with after-work revellers. The competition is clearly fierce, but the potential exciting.
The Melville Bar’s telephone number has now changed to 0131 225 1358. If you’re in the area on February 8, drop by and check it out for yourself. The address is 19-25 William Street, Edinburgh EH3 7NG.