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Edinburgh: Brassmonkey

A long established bar in Edinburgh which sits off Surgeon’s Hall tucked away like a local secret.  Brass Monkey offers a range of beverages from whiskies to coffee served with Tunnocks Teacakes – a touch which very much epitomizes this wood panel watering hole. They sport a range of posters and an intimate back room which harbours bubbling conversation. Read more

London: Palatine Bar

The Palatine Bar in Shacklewell London is a new and developing venue with a focus on great music and quality real ales brought in from micro brewerys Brodie’s of Leyton and Ha’penny of Ilford. An arts bar with a relaxed atmosphere it is becoming increasingly popular with the locals of Shacklewell, especially creative types with paintings by local artists adorning the walls of the bar.  Read more

Manchester: TV21

TV21 is a television, film and music themed venue. Established in 2006, TV21 has kept pace with changing music, culture and events and remains one of the most popular bars in the area. TV21 is your ‘home away from home’, with relaxed seating, great food, an extensive bar and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere, it’s a great place to simply chill out !

Two floors of TV, film & Music heaven; the interior look of TV21 is very colourful, with posters, memorabilia and eye-catching various props on display that customers will recognise from major films and television shows.

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Edinburgh: The Meadow Bar

With Edinburgh University around the corner, it is little surprise that the Meadow Bar has long been a favourite of students and academics. Those in the know forsake the self-consciously happening haunts in this part of town for the understated cool of the ‘Moo Bar’, whose denizens drink proper pints and are as likely to be reading about the footie as swatting up on Kafka. You can eat and drink in either the funky bar downstairs or the charming low-ceilinged dining room upstairs.

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Manchester: The Castle Hotel

With ten cask handpulls, traditional pub snacks, the best jukebox in Manchester, live music and entertainment every week, we’re your local pub in the heart of the city.

You can’t just create a sense of history: You have to earn it

And the 200 year long story of The Castle Hotel is woven not just into its bricks and mortar, its Victorian tiles or its mosaic floors. It’s a feeling that you can’t out your finger on. It’s in its people. In its memories. And in the layers of history built up over centuries of experience.

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Edinburgh: The Counting House

Celebrate in the finest surroundings! This stylish function suite is the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Boasting traditional period features and a unique atmosphere the venue comprises a main banqueting hall and an intimate lounge with a self-contained bar, allowing for a total capacity of 160 guests.

Edinburghs Finest Function Suite

The Counting House offers a range of packages to meet all requirements, and is an ideal location for all occasions from ceilidhs, wedding receptions and birthday parties to, club or society meetings and fund-raising events. Individual parts of the suite can be rented to suit, making it suitable and cost-effective for the largest or smallest of parties. Read more

Edinburgh: The Pear Tree House

The Pear Tree House does not stand still for very long! Since coming to the Pear Tree last year George Fyvie has striven to create a powerhouse hub to give back to the community as much as we have been given!  They make extensive use of the Counting House (upon which the dome of the Usher Hall was based due to it being the traditional home of the Usher family.

“We also count ourselves proud to be a home to many local groups such as Edinburgh Tango and Edinbop Swing Dancing, along with The Edinburgh Fortean Society, Midlife Crisis rock and grunge and the fantastic Ragged University project – aiming at giving free education to all who want to learn!” Read more