Auld Brig Tavern

45 Eskside West, Musselburgh, Midlothian, EH21 6RB

Pub overview

Superb local pub overlooking the River Esk in Musselburgh.

The Auld Brig is a really great local pub: friendly and welcoming, with a firmly established local trade. Fully redecorated internally just 2 years ago, it's in great order. The external of the pub was also fully upgraded and benefits from large windows overlooking the river. There kitchen on site is currently not in use but this could be made functioning, and Greene King would discuss a joint investment on this.

The Auld Brig is a one room bar, which is laid out with tables at the front overlooking the street and river, bar stools in the main bar area, then more comfortable lounge type seating in the rear area.

Trade space
Bars 1

There is no private accomodation

Private space

Rent information

Annual rent £23,500.00 per annum
Weekly rent £451.92 per week fixed

£23,500 per annum, £451.92 per week fixed and subject to annual RPI increase, which is capped.  Paid weekly by direct debit.

Entry costs approx £22,150 which includes fixtures and fittings, stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, stocktaking fees, training fees, working capital and deposit (25% of head rent, minimum £6,000). Fixtures and fittings are yet to be valued and price confirmed. Other costs of £800 are for ingoing essential training.

Brokers TBC Legal £850.00
Deposit £6,000.00 Stocktaking fees £150.00
Fixtures & fittings £6,000.00 Working capital £5,000.00
Other costs £4,150.00 Total entry cost £22,150.00

Agreement description

Standard Tenancy Agreement
A fixed 5 year term agreement which is contracted out of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
•Tie variations available
•Rent set at the start of the agreement, subject to the annual Retail Prices Index (RPI) which is capped
•Flexible pricing options available
•Greene King is responsible for the structure of the building
•Ability to end agreement with 6 months notice at any time with standard notice fee equal to 3 months rent

You will need to estimate the turnover you expect to achieve from the pub, with regard to food and accommodation (if applicable). Barrelage figures are given to assist you with calculations.

Calculators to help you are available on the business planning section of our website.

Trading volumes

Year Beer (Brls) Wine & spirits (Ltrs) Minerals (Ltrs)
2015/16 192 1,365
2014/15 181 1,160
2013/14 170 950
Volume notes


Musselburgh is just 6 miles east of Edinburgh on the east coast. The population is nearly 22000. Queen Margaret University campus is just outside the town. It is a popular commuter town for Edinburgh. Musselburgh Race course is an all year course and the pubs in town benefit on race days.


Trade bar

Current premises licence opening hours

Mon to Weds 11:00 - 23:00 Thurs 11:00 - 00:00 Fri & Sat 11:00 - 01:00 Sun 11:00 - 00:00

Contact Us

Elaine Kennedy

Operations Manager

Call us today 0845 607 5330

Apply online
“ The Auld Brig is a one room bar in Musselburgh, full of community spirit and with a great regular clientele. The pub has built a quiz and live music reputation along with being an extremely dog friendly pub. ”