Dean Tavern80 Main Street
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Superb pub run by trustees on Gothenburg principles with the profits being returned to the local community. It is listed on CAMRA's inventory of regionally important historic pub interiors. The large bar area was designed to help miners recover from their day spent in darkness. It is light and airy due to roof lights in a high ceiling supported by arched iron beams. Very much a community pub with pictures of various local activities and a mining role of honour. There is also the Lamp Room restaurant where bookings are recommended - call or click here or use book button on Facebook. The menu, which is also available in the bar, offers a good selection of choices with an Italian slant along with a variety of old favourites and simple bar snacks. To the rear is a large function room with a mural depicting the town's mining past on the front of the bar. Runner up in the CAMRA Lothian Pub of the Year 2023 competition. JUN 2023 - Have added a second hand pump.