Maclay Inns scores a double in the capital

• Clerk’s focuses on craft and cask beer.
• Clerk’s focuses on craft and cask beer.

MACLAY Inns has completed significant refurbishment projects at two of its sites in Edinburgh.

Clerk’s Bar, a new outlet on South Clerk Street, was launched after a £400,000 refurbishment project. Focusing on craft and cask beer and slow-cooked, barbecue-style food, the outlet has seating for 60 covers in its main bar, and a separate downstairs area with its own bar that caters to a further 30 covers.
Maclay managing director, Steve Mallon, said the outlet “is a new concept for us and one we’re really excited about”.
“We believe we are the first to do barbecue-style smoked meats in a pub setting and we expect it will be very popular, especially when combined with the great range of cask and craft beers we have and live sports on TV,” said Mallon.
“It’s a very casual dining experience but one we believe fits perfectly in this area.”
Meanwhile, the company’s Southsider pub, on West Richmond Street, has reopened after a £120,000 facelift that included structural changes and the creation of a new entrance.