Edinburgh property: Look inside the premises of a beloved pub up for sale

By Alexander Smail

The premises of a popular Edinburgh pub are up for rent, and may even be available to buy for the right price.

The site of the Steel Coulson Tap on 24 Henderson Street has been put up on BusinessForSale.com, where potential renters or buyers can take a closer look at the property.

Those who regularly visited the pub will be shocked to see its empty state in the photos, though will no doubt recognise key features such as its brick walls and black bar.

According to the listing, the property is in "turn-key condition" - indicating that it is move-in ready.

The website states the site is "a complete blank canvas offering for either a bar/bistro, a restaurant or cafe/deli operation".

According to BussinessForSale, the leasehold rent of the property £30,000 per annum, but it is also stated that the owners "may sell for lease".

Regulars of the Steel Coulson Tap will be relieved to hear that the pub hasn't shut down, it has just moved premises.

According to BusinessForSale.com, the property is in "turn-key" condition - indicating that it is ready to move in (BusinessForSale.com)

Fans can now find the bar on 38 Bernard Street, a 10-minute walk away, where it is now known as Steel Coulson Shore.

On the Steel Coulson website, the owners write: "We've loved our Henderson Street bar the past few years but, with our lease coming to an end and sadly unable to renew it we've luckily found a new home nearby.

"We're now Steel Coulson Shore - 38 Bernard Street (formerly Dockside Tap then Tipple) with an ever-expanding range of craft cans and bottles and draught on tap to take home or drink in - choose any beer or cider from the bottle shop and you can sit in with it for an extra £2/can or bottle."

Although empty, regulars will instantly recognise the interior of the building (BusinessForSale.com)

They add: "We're a work in progress so bear with us but hope to see you soon.

"We have seated areas in the shop and more in the back room."

Judging by the pub's TripAdvisor page, where it has a rating of 4-and-a-half out of 5, the old Steel Coulson Tap was a well-regarded spot to grab a pint or some food.

One TripAdvisor review states: "Visiting Leith we just called in randomly and found a warm, friendly bar with a great choice of craft beer and great atmosphere.

"Sofas, books, game boards, dog friendly and phone charge points made for a modern gem of a place."

Another reads: "A new favourite I think. Relaxing atmosphere. Great ales, fantastic selection of gins. Dog friendly,very welcoming, variety of seating.

"Will definitely be back and will recommend to friends."

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