The Dean Tavern

Our Team & History

At The Dean Tavern, we enjoy a sincere, shared sense of community with the village of Newtongrange.  Working tirelessly to host nights of events and live music, we do everything within our power to support the local community.  An ideal spot for couples, groups, and family outings, The Dean Tavern is an attractive and spacious venue that extends a warm welcome to all customers.

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THE DEAN TAVERN HISTORY

A 'Goth Tavern' dating from 1910 and designed by A Murray Hardie.

It is an example of the 'Gothenburg system' which originated in Sweden in the 1850's, and was introduced to regulate drinking and to reinvest profits in the local community. At the time of survey in 2001, the Dean Tavern continued to have an important role within the village of Newtongrange, despite the cessation of coal mining in the area. It still plays an important role in the Newtongrange community today.

 
 

MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

The day-to-day operations of our pub are handled exceptionally by the team, they are:

 
 
 
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Darren Smith
Manager and licensee

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Shaun Currie
Assistant manager

Laura Pitts The Lamp Room Manager

Laura Smith
Restaurant manager

Kevin The Lamp Room Head Chef

Kev Byrne
Head chef

 

The Dean Tavern Trust

A team of appointed trustees are responsible for the financial governance of The Dean Tavern 2018:

 
GARY O'CONNOR

Gary O’Connor

Chairman

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Blair Watson

Vice Chairman

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Ian McAlpine

TRUSTEE

CATHERINE JOHNSTONE

Catherine Johnstone

Trustee

JOHN MACINTYRE

John MacIntyre

Trustee

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Tony Mackie

TRUSTEE

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Douglas Wallace

Trust Secretary

WENDY BEAUTYMAN

wendy beaUTYMAN

TRUSTEE

Contact us today, in Newtongrange, Midlothian, to discuss the history of our long-established pub.