Cheers reveals new facilities plan

Dennis Forsyth shows us the new back garden area that will become part of Cheers.
Dennis Forsyth shows us the new back garden area that will become part of Cheers.

Cheers Cafe Bar and Tavern have this week revealed major new development plans that will see the award winning bar expand their premises.

Having successfully purchased a former store on High Street, Cheers Cafe Bar and Tavern will now be able to offer and expanded outdoor area in an effort that will make the award winning pub even more family friendly.

“We were not even aware the premise was up for sale and it was just by chance it was mentioned that it was going up for auction.

“Within seven days, we had a look at it and it was purchased,” explained Cheers’ owner, Dennis Forsyth.

The plan, he explained, was to join Cheers’ existing beer garden area onto the new property, proving an alternate entrance point to the main tavern, the new entrance itself becoming a gift and tourist information shop.

The property will also expand Cheers’ room offerings to twelve, should planning permission be granted.

“What we’re hoping to do is create a play area for children that can also be used for stalls over the weekend.

“People will simply be able to walk through the gift shop, through glass doors into the back garden area and into the existing beer garden. Everything will be incorporated into one.” Mr Forsyth commented.

He added: “Our intention is to convert the shop into a gift shop with the view to offer things to tourists as well as locals.

“We also intend to provide tourist information and we are planning to have talks with VisitScotland about that.”