Links Bar

Links Bar

Client : Festival Inns Ltd
Location : Edinburgh
Value : £500k
Completion Date : January 2004
Credits : Photographs by Paul Zanre Photography

Lee Boyd were commissioned to design a new bar for Festival Inns Ltd, the owner of two venues formerly known as the Park Bar and Alvanley Hotel.

Sandwiched in between was the rather run down Bruntsfield Links Hotel and Bar. When Festival Inns purchased the Bruntsfield Links, the opportunity arose to join all three properties together to create one large bar with a 30 bed hotel above.

The creation of a double height pool hall between two existing extensions to the rear created additional floor space and removed the intermediate floor one of the extensions.

The new bar, clad using oak strips with wenge stain, links the existing bar through to the new area. The stained glass windows feature in the central space, designed by local artist Inge Paneels, hits at the sports theme and provides a link to the older bar.