Facelift underway at Kinloch Arms

Lessee joins forces with pubco for refurbishment of Carnoustie hotel

Kinloch Arms Hotel
• Kinloch Arms Hotel lessee Grant Wiseman prepares for the refurbishment.

WORK is underway on a major refurbishment of the Kinloch Arms Hotel in Carnoustie.

The joint investment by Star Pubs & Bars and new lessee Grant Wiseman is said to total £200,000 and will see the introduction of a coffee shop and restaurant to the pub and hotel business.
The project will include removing an office and stairwell to increase the size of the bar, installing French doors onto a new awning-covered deck, external landscaping, redecorating and installing new furniture and fittings.
The first stage of the refurbishment is expected to be completed by early July.
A second phase of work to upgrade the hotel’s eight letting rooms is due to get underway once the pub has reopened.
Once complete, the Kinloch Arms Hotel is expected to offer traditional pub food in the bar area and a regularly-changing menu in the restaurant.
Chef Eddie Atkinson has been brought on board to take charge of the food offer, which will use locally-sourced ingredients from named farms and suppliers where possible.
Wiseman said the Kinloch Arms Hotel is a “brilliant building in a fantastic location”.
“I want it to be a place the whole community can use, enjoy and be proud of and I’ve tried to think through every detail so we can provide a warm welcome for all,” he said.
Chris Jowsey, trading director at Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars, said: “We’re delighted that such a committed and enthusiastic operator as Grant has taken over the Kinloch Arms and that together we are investing in its long term future for residents and visitors to Carnoustie.”