Bruce Taverns’ Fife village pub will re-open as a restaurant

A NEW business owner has been found for former Leslie pub, Eighty Five Bar, which is now set to become an Indian-Nepalese restaurant.

The new restaurant, in a prime spot on the Fife village’s high street, will be operated by Kashiram Bhandari, a local entrepreneur who owns several other restaurants and properties in the area. The venue is currently undergoing an extensive renovation ahead of reopening.

The leasehold sale of the property was conducted on behalf of Bruce Taverns by Christie & Co, where business agentSimon Watson, commented: “I am delighted to have secured Mr Bhandari as the new tenant for Bruce Taverns.

“The transaction was completed swiftly and efficiently on both sides within a six-week period. I would like to thank all parties for their time and effort to complete within the short timeframe. Leasehold sales within the Scottish hospitality sector still prove to be a strong proposition for operators and investors.”

Speaking from Bruce Taverns, Scott Piatkowski said: “It is great to have a local entrepreneur, Mr Bhandari working with us. I would like to wish him all the best with his future venture at Eighty Five Bar and I’m confident that he will bring something new to the local area.”