This is the latest look at one of Blantyre’s newest buildings. Brand new for 2015, it’s so new, that only the foundations are built at the moment. Of course, I’m talking about Blantyre’s latest pub and eatery, The Greene King at Hillhouse Road, at the entrance to Westcraigs. Pictured here is an architects elevation shown from the West.
The two storey building will also mean a jobs boost for Blantyre with up to 65 jobs being sought, 40 of which will be full time. To be named, “The Red Burn Farm” the building will be a pub, dining and carvery.
The facility will accommodate 111 car parking spaces. The pub will be open from 11am to 11pm, with food served until 9pm, Monday to Sunday.
The pub is sited on the exact spot of the Blantyre Mining Disaster of 1877. Indeed, the old Dixons 3 pit itself had to be capped before construction could commence. It is hoped that management will take heed of the people of Blantyre and treat this site with utmost respect. It is wholly appropriate that inside the pub, the story of the mining explosion should be featured. More on that in due course.