Customers to drink to good causes in Edinburgh social enterprise pub

Customers to drink to good causes in Edinburgh social enterprise pub
BBC News
30.07.15

 

A new pub which will allow customers to help good causes while they enjoy a drink is to open in Edinburgh.

 

The Southside Social is the first social enterprise pub in Edinburgh and only the second in Scotland.

 

It is getting ready to open its doors next week, at the former Meadow Bar site on Buccleuch Street, and will donate its profits to good causes.

 

The bar’s young staff will also be trained for a career in the hospitality industry.

 

Chris Thewlis, one of the operators of the Southside Social, described the venture as a "fresh new concept" and a "ground-breaking new social venue for the people of Edinburgh to enjoy – something that I think will be welcomed in the city".

 

He added: "By visiting the pub, customers will be able to support good causes while being served by some of the best-trained staff in the city. What’s not to like?"

 

The pub is being opened on Monday.

 

Customers to drink to good causes in Edinburgh social enterprise pub