Tide's Out?

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Tide's Out?

Postby Bob Jefferson » 25 Jun 2009, 21:43

So, from public toilet to public bar to residential use. Homes with a 'colourful' history indeed.

TIDES INN
56 KING'S ROAD
EDINBURGH
EH15 1DX EH15 1DX (09/01522/FUL)

Change of use of existing public bar to proved 2 dwellings

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Postby SoupDragon » 26 Jun 2009, 07:50

Nah, think thats the one on the corner of Kings Rd, used to be the Battery Bar.
Think the one that used to be the lavvies is round the corner in Kings Place.
I cant remeber what its called
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Postby Bob Jefferson » 26 Jun 2009, 08:06

Yeah, you're right. I always get those ones mixed up. So is it the Forth View that used to be public toilets? Is that the one that used to be Beachcombers? The one where the music blared out so loud it drowned out the sound of the hovercraft?

And the Tides Inn is the one that had the problem with the flagpoles? Or have I got them mixed up again?

Anyway, one less pub in Portobello has to be good news.
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Postby Pal of Porty » 26 Jun 2009, 09:15

Forth view is the ex public toilets - the hot bed of Krakatoke singing in Porty.

The Tides Inn is the pub that has a massive thread on here as they were making their neighbours lives a nightmare - it is a Punch Tavern. I though it was going to be HQ for PEDAL or BTOTB or something? 8)
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Postby SoupDragon » 26 Jun 2009, 10:08

I mind that music drowning out the hovercraft.
Was so glad mum had moved out of Kings Road by then.

So did the Forth View used to be Surfers?
Where was Beachcombers?
Was there a pub called the Lobster Pot around here at one time?
And is it true the Central is now run by the same folk as the Espy?
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Postby bellybabe » 26 Jun 2009, 11:53

The Espy was the Lobster Pot when we moved here...
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Postby Epykat » 26 Jun 2009, 11:57

The Forth View was Bikinis at one time and had the flagpole problem. The Battery turned into the Tides and had the anti-social krakatoke. Now the Forth View (otherwise known as Cropley's) has horrific krakatoke (I know, my hubby is sometimes one of them...... :roll: )
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Postby wangi » 26 Jun 2009, 14:25

Pal of Porty wrote:The Tides Inn ... I though it was going to be HQ for ... BTOTB or something? 8)

Yes, Big Things have a years lease on the Tides Inn.
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Postby Porty » 27 Jun 2009, 02:24

To complete the circle beachcomber is now the espy!
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Postby Bob Jefferson » 27 Jun 2009, 08:35

Here's a little history project for you all then. Let's take all the pubs in Portobello and trace their history. Some of them no longer exist of course but I'm sure some of our older members will be able to fill in the gaps.

Starting with the current name, let's see if we can name all the previous incarnations. Just copy and paste my list, adding your own additions and corrections:

The Espy, 62-64 Bath St
formerly The Place by the Sea, The Old Pier, The Lobster Pot, Beachcombers, The Flying Dutchman

The Dalriada, 77 Promenade
formerly The Bedford Arms, The Temple Hall

The Ormelie Tavern, 44 Joppa Rd

The Portobello Bar, 187 Portobello High St

The Central Bar
formerly The Glassblower

Foresters Arms, 36-40 Portobello High St

The Three Monkeys, 87 Portobello High St
formerly The Plough

The Galleon Bar, 88 Portobello High St

Granny's Attic, (demolished to make way for Miami Vice building)
formerly The Marine Bar

The Pop Inn, 124 Portobello High St (now Ladbrokes)

Barelio, 241 Portobello High St
formerly The Figgate Whins

The Bluebell Inn, 227 Portobello High Street (now Carlos)

The First and Last, 14-16 Seafield Rd East

Tides Inn, 56 Kings Road, currently leased to BTOTB with planning application to convert to 2 houses.
formerly The Battery Bar

Forth View, 3 King's Place
formerly Surfers, Smugglers Bar

The Sands (now flatted accommodation)

The Clifton Hotel (now private house)

The Seabeach (now Seabeach Nursery)

The Coach House, 39 Baileyfield Road (now Party Planet)

Seahaven Hotel, 88-91 Joppa Road
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Postby Bob Jefferson » 27 Jun 2009, 09:39

Add and correction:

The Bluebell Inn, 227 Portobello High Street (now Carlos)

so Barelo wasn't formerly the Bluebell
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Postby Bob Jefferson » 27 Jun 2009, 10:05

And the Plough is now The Three Monkeys.
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Postby SoupDragon » 27 Jun 2009, 10:45

The Marine Bar was on the ground floor of the building at the foot of Bath St, ( opposite the Espy or Dutchman as it was then ) then became an amusement arcade. The upstairs bit then became Granny's Attic and was entered from the Prom.

Bath St also had the Railwaymen's Social Club. Now flats.

The Espy was also called Ruthvens at some point

And I think the First and Last had another name for a while

The Hamilton Lodge, along the Prom ( which was a nursery and now been sold I think )
It also had the Viking Lounge which is now flats

The Royal Hotel, at top of Bath St, now flats


Masonic Lodge social club down Beach Lane
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Postby Lima » 27 Jun 2009, 18:01

There is also the Beach Lane social club
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Postby magbagpuss » 27 Jun 2009, 20:04

At some point I've worked part time in The Sands , then owned by the Valvona's ; The Hamilton Lodge (The Hammie )owned by Judy and Jim Bell who also owned Jim's Inn on Cockburn Street and The Seahaven when it was owned by Norman and Esther and family .Remember them all .Any one remember when there was a Baked Potato shop called Spud-u-like where the Chinese is next to Mica ? Worked evenings there too .God , makes me feel old.
Great Jazz nights in the Sands.
Worked a Saturday at my full time job and went straight to the Hammie , worked til 1.30 and walked along Prom as taxi was going to be some time .A guy stepped out off one of the shelters fully exposed shall we say ,was sooo knackered said "If that's all you've got don't bother "
Dad and brother were on the Prom ready to wipe the floor with him but I was probably asleep by that time.
Could not do that now, enjoyed all my extra jobs which paid for some fab hols !!!
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Postby bearcub » 27 Jun 2009, 21:54

The Espy, 62-64 Bath St
formerly The Place by the Sea, Utopia Beachlife, The Old Pier, The Lobster Pot, Beachcombers, The Flying Dutchman

Can't help with any others, but remembered that incarnation!
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Postby Porty » 28 Jun 2009, 01:39

Had a beer with Mr valvona tonight- the former owner of the sands. Which became the proms or prom and I think it was owned by a hairdresser called Murdo something!
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Postby Porty » 28 Jun 2009, 12:35

Was the first and last- Macarthurs? What was it called when the tullochs ran it?

And the portobello bar was previously. Grapes and Buchanans after ken when he owned it.
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Postby Epykat » 28 Jun 2009, 13:38

The Portobello Bar, 187 Portobello High St - The Grapes; Mates?

The Central Bar
formerly The Glassblower - formerly The Central!

Forth View, 3 King's Place
formerly Surfers, Smugglers Bar - Bikinis

The Seabeach (now Seabeach Nursery) - was the Nursery not a house and the original Seabeach demolished to make way for those hideous tiny wee houses? (there used to be outdoor trampolines right at the side of it as well)

The Railwayman's Club in Bath Street (now flats)

The Harry Lauder Lounge inside Misty's on the High Street (now flats)
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Postby Bob Jefferson » 28 Jun 2009, 14:30

Re the Seabeach, my wife thinks that the bit to the front, that was demolished to make way for the flats, was the function hall (which had a separate bar) but the building now occupied by the nursery was the main bar.
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Postby SoupDragon » 28 Jun 2009, 23:11

She's right, Bob. The function rooms were at the back, sure they're on a postcard somewhere.
Magbagpuus, i mind the Spud u like. It was one of the few places we got hot food before we could afford a cooker!
There was only the chinese takeaway , the spud shop and the St Andrews open at night.
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Postby Pal of Porty » 29 Jun 2009, 10:05

The Espy was called The Flying Dutchman as long ago as me still being at school and it was known as this for many, many years. The Flying Dutchman was a schooner ship that held a world speed record. There was a model of it behind the bar. 8)
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Re: Tide's Out?

Postby Ninthdoctor » 05 Feb 2015, 20:50

The First and Last/MacArthur's was called the King's Cross before that.
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