His­toric pub goes up for sale

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE - Chris Marzella

A 300 year-old city cen­tre pub has been put up for sale.

One of the city’s old­est wa­ter­ing holes, Nicky Tams Bar and Bothy, has been placed on the mar­ket at £310,000.

The pop­u­lar Baker Street hostelry has been listed on the on­line real es­tate por­tal, Right Move, mar­keted by DM Hall of Ed­in­burgh.

The cur­rent pro­pri­etor has owned the es­tab­lish­ment for the last 20 years, hav­ing let out the busi­ness for a pe­riod be­fore tak­ing it over again four years ago.

The pub in­cludes a ground floor that con­sists of the main bar area with seat­ing, gents w/c and cel­lar. On the first floor is fur­ther seat­ing and a func­tion area, kitchen and ladies w/c.

The list­ing says:“As one of the old­est pubs in Stir­ling, open­ing its doors in 1718, the in­side of the premises has kept to its tra­di­tional styling and dé­cor which helps to pro­mote the pub’s fam­ily friendly at­mos­phere. The prop­erty is suit­able for im­me­di­ate oc­cu­pa­tion and re­quires min­i­mal cap­i­tal ex­pen­di­ture.

“A var­ied se­lec­tion of lo­cal mu­si­cians play through­out the week with an open mic night on Wed­nes­days help­ing to draw in the large pop­u­la­tion of lo­cal stu­dents as well as vis­it­ing tourists. The large seat­ing area on the first floor pro­vides ideal space for func­tions such as birth­days, chris­ten­ings, en­gage­ments and sim­i­lar.”

The pub is run by the own­ers along with four full time staff and two part time staff.

Nicky Tams was orig­i­nally owned by Laird Graigen­gelt and the fam­ily crest is still vis­i­ble above the doors. The build­ing was then pur­chased by The Weavers In­cor­po­ra­tion as one of the five Trade Houses op­er­at­ing in Scot­land.

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