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musicman



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PostSubject: Pub Closer   Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:59 pm

Last night 7th of November was to be the last night of the 'Victoria Inn' in Auchendinny, sad to see this pub go having been a regular there for many years (use to commute from Penicuik!!!). Hopefully another buyer will be soon, but in the current climate who knows when this will be..
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PostSubject: Re: Pub Closer   Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:26 pm

Believe it wasn't financial woes that caused the closure. Shame as they had some of the best beer in the area.
Not looking good though, with the Fishers Tryst due to close at the end of the year. Also believe the Roslin Glen Hotel is now shut too!
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PostSubject: Re: Pub Closer   Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:22 pm

It would certainly be a shame if it did close. I don't visit pubs very often these day although I have been to the Victoria Inn a few times in the past and quite enjoyed the entertainment. I don't think my brother in law will be too happy either as he used to take the equipment for some of the bands there.

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PostSubject: Re: Pub Closer   Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:26 pm

And now I'm hearing that the Flotterstone isn't doing too well. The staff have been told that their "jackets are on a shooglie nail" if trade doesn't pick up and the place was closed at 9.30 (or earlier) last Friday.

This isn't good. In fact, it's seriously bad. I was reading that when Glasgow built it's overspill and slum clearance schemes like Ruchazie and Eastergouse, it was decided that there should be no pubs. Now the "powers that be" have decided that that was a big mistake. They now realise that, like clubs, churches, schools and (come to think of it) even wee internet forums, pubs become mini-communities in their own right. Some of the social problems that developed in Ruchazie and Easterhouse are, believe it or not, now attributed to the lack of pubs.
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PostSubject: Re: Pub Closer   Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:10 pm

The Vic has been opened up again and is under new management. With no Bilston Inn and the Roslin Glen being shut, the Vic might be OK. Also believe the owners of the Fishers Tryst have been refused permission to build flats at the site. It will remain as a pub but will be up for sale.....anyone confirm?
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