The Starbank Inn

On the corner of Laverockbank Road and Starbank Road

Early 1900s

Postcard -  Trinity  -  Looking along Starbank Road towards Trintiy Crescent

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April 2004

Photograph:  30 April 2004 -  Trinity  -  Looking along Starbank Road towards Trintiy Crescent

  Copyright:                                                                   Photograph taken 30 April 2004


The Starbank Inn

In the views above, The Starbank Inn is in the foreground on the left.

On the right, immediately behind the nearest telegraph pole (or behind the nearest lamp post in the recent photo) is the Old Chain Pier, overhanging the Firth of Forth.

The Granton History Group used to meet in the Old Chain Pier.  It now meets in The Starbank Inn



Donald Grant

Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland

Donald Grant sent me his recollections of drinking in the Old Chain Pier. in the 1970s.  He then mentioned the bar along the road - The Starbank.

Donald wrote:

Starbank Bar

We also used to go to the Starbank Bar just along the road which we knew as Willie Scott's.  Willie was a bit of a character himself.  He was helped behind the bar by his son Stewart.

 In those days the public and lounge bars were separate and Willie was a little fussy as to who he did and didn't allow into the lounge.

You always knew when summer had arrived though, as that was when the umbrellas were put up at the tables, inside the lounge!

Another oddity in Willie's bar was the Scotsman pinned up on the wall of the gents each day!

Donald Grant, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland



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