£4m church conversion

Brewing back in Grassmarket at Cold Town’s new home

Cold Town BeerBrewing has returned to a historic corner of Edinburgh following a £4 million investment by Scottish hospitality group, Signature Pubs.

It has announced the launch of Cold Town House, a new bar and brewery opening in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket which has been associated with brewing since the 16th century.

The site of the former Robertson Memorial Church has been transformed to create a brewery, bar, restaurant and rooftop terrace and “official home’ of Cold Town Beer.

It houses eight 500l beer tanks and the brewing process is publicly displayed via floor-to-ceiling glass walls. Booth seating and rotating windows that open into the brewery allow for a fully immersive, sensory experience.

Nic Wood, owner of Signature Pubs, said: “This project has been a long time in the making. We launched Cold Town Beer in 2018 and it has gained a loyal following; we’re thrilled with the progress.

“We’re looking forward to being able to share the Cold Town magic with everyone in this incredible new venue. Cold Town House is something completely new for Edinburgh and we’re excited to bring this iconic building back to life, as well as restoring the Grassmarket’s history of brewing beer.” 

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What’s on at Grassmarket’s new brewery and pub + Scotland’s oldest pub to re-open

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