Barnhill area, Dundee.
The Barn, Barnhill area, Dundee. 1973.
The Barn, the first public house in the Barnhill area of Dundee, has had its opening ceremony.
The premises are the enterprise of Mr. David Rennie, son of Mr. Andrew Rennie, a former president of the Dundee Licensed Trade Association.
The opening ceremony was performed by Mr. J. A. McRae, Scottish sales manager of Whitbread.
The Barn has a Jacobean country theme and features an eye-catching frontage with two large wagon wheel’s painted in black and red attached to the white walls. The lounge puts the accent on by-gone days, but has modern elegance, with a turkey red carpet, distinctive varying heights of period chairs and wall seats finished in blue boy pattern tapestry tops. Coach lamps and lanterns provide attractive lighting effects to tone with the timbered walls.
Seats of harness decorate the beams which have been treated with a special varnish which adds lustre to the deep colour of the wood. Glazed tiles depicting farmyard scenes are all around. Quarry tiles decorate the floor area of the public bar and circular stone pillars provide support for the ceiling as well as adding to the old style theme.
A point of interest is that the Barn’s carriage wheels were bought from St. Cuthbert’s Co-operative Society, Edinburgh, carriage makers to the Queen.
The premises are managed by Mr. Gordon Clink and his wife.
Mr. McRae pulling the first pint, with him are Mr. David Rennie (right) and Mr. Clink (left).