11 pubs in Scotland, managed by Stonegate Group, have outlined plans to reopen on Monday 26 April [full list below].


The pubs have ensured they comply with the new COVID-19 Secure Workplace Guidance for Pubs and Restaurants, introducing measures to protect staff and customers and ensuring the smooth running of operations.


Understanding the importance of clarity for customers, these pubs have installed external signage clearly setting out the safety measures in place. Customers will be greeted with a warm welcome from both managers and teams, and robust COVID-secure measures will be in place including clear social distancing measures, enhanced cleaning regimes and adhering to NHS Test and Trace guidelines; full table service with contactless payments available, customers can also order food and drinks via an app. There will be dedicated smoking areas, away from those customers wishing to dine.


A spokesperson for the pubs said: “We are looking forward to welcoming people back through our doors on 26th April. Our priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our teams and customers, whilst ensuring everyone is able to enjoy and make the most out of their long-awaited visit to our venues.”


Stonegate Group are operating a phased approach with around 45% of its Managed Estate having opened in England on 12thApril, with the remaining managed sites reopening throughout May and June as restrictions continue to ease.


Tables can be booked on each pub’s website or by calling the Stonegate central booking team on 03300 949251.




List of Stonegate Group managed pubs opening in Scotland:

  • Abbey Inn Paisley
  • First Edition Kilmarnock
  • The Howgait Glasgow
  • Tullie Inn Balloch
  • Village Inn Arrochar
  • Black Dog Aberdeen
  • Murdos Bar Aberdeen
  • Amber Rose Edinburgh
  • Exchequer Kirkcaldy
  • The Rule St Andrews
  • West Port Hotel Linlithgow






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