Popular town hotel looks set to re-open

THE SIGNS look good for Arbroath’s Cliffburn Hotel - which closed its doors in September but which looks set to re-open before many more months have passed.

The Herald has spoken to a member of the family business which is planning to refurbish the premises, and although legal matters are proceeding in an orderly fashion he asked not to be named until all the paperwork is signed and sealed.

Changes in the style of business have been promised by the potential purchaser, who plans that this should be done in partnership with at least one third party.

But before anything can open to the public a considerable amount of electrical and other work is to be undertaken.

Once the hotel re-opens it will again be available for functions of all kinds to take place in one of the two extensive function rooms, while the other may become a restaurant of a popular type that Arbroath does not yet have.

The bar and lounge bar are scheduled to re-open.

The Cliffburn seems ideally placed to take advantage of the influx of new home owners who will arrive in the area courtesy of the adjacent Stewart Milne Homes’ major Kings Gate housing development.

The hotel is being sold by Mr Tony Short, who has owned it for five years.