Famous Grouse plaque for Pageant

Mine host of the Pageant Bar in Kirk Square Colin Nicoll chalks up his second award from the Famous Grouse Famous 100 entered by the patrons of the bar.
Mine host of the Pageant Bar in Kirk Square Colin Nicoll chalks up his second award from the Famous Grouse Famous 100 entered by the patrons of the bar.

PROPRIETOR of the Pageant Bar, Kirk Square, Colin Nicoll, last year chalked up his second award in the Famous Grouse Famous 100.

The distiller’s testament to the pub, which can be viewed on their website, states: “Though, these days, it’s well-known for being the focal point of Arbroath’s live music scene, The Pageant is a history buff’s dream.

“There’s an ancient stone wall inside the pub and its cellar – originally part of Arbroath Abbey, where the Scottish Declaration of Independence was signed in 1320 – is believed to be haunted by a restless monk, who paces up and down between the beer barrels.

“Near to most of the town’s main tourist attractions, the pub is an ideal spot in which to soak up the atmosphere of one of Scotland’s most historic settlements.”