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History

The Mackay family occupied the site of the now Royal Bank from 1860, trading a small bakery and butchers shop. 1900 saw the demolition of the original building and the lavish creation of a three story purpose built facility and the car park to the rear was the bakery. The original building housed the shop selling bakery, deli and confectionery goods, the first floors housed three small tearooms, the piping room (where all the baked goods and sweets were decorated) and the kitchen. The second floor had a good sized function room and the third was “The Largs Business Club” complete with billiard table.

1930 saw the business grow again with the addition of the restaurant which doubled as a ballroom complete with sprung oak dance floor (still evident). 1975 saw ownership transfer to Mr Rio Stakis, who only operated the ground floor as a steakhouse and quickly became disillusioned by the lack of support he received while pursuing a liquor licence and sold out to The Royal Bank of Scotland.

In 1984, the only ever collaboration of the two big families of Largs “Nardinis” and “Castleveccis” saw the conversion of the upper floors to a Health Club complete with disco. The concept was good but ahead of its time and was sold on. In 1986, the building was re-opened as Carriages Nightclub but only lasted a year. Various developers owned the property over the following 17 years without actually developing its potential.

2003 – Lounge

Creation of bar and restaurant on first floor

2004

Creation of function room and club

2006

Creation of 50 cover Roof Terrace with servery

 

Team

 

 

Facilities

Current facilities:

  • 80 cover restaurant (100 cover capacity, 250 standing capacity)
  • 40 cover bar (100 capacity)
  • 10 cover foyer (50 capacity)
  • 50 cover function room (90 standing capacity)
  • 50 cover roof terrace and heated smoking area

 

Awards

SLTN Awards 2005

Runner-Up
Refurbishment of the Year

SLTN Awards 2006

Winner
Inspiration Award

SLTN Awards 2006

Runner-Up
Licensee of the Year (Stephen McDonald)

DRAM Awards 2007

Runner-Up
Late Night Venue of the Year

SLTN Awards 2007

Winner
Licensee of the Year (Stephen McDonald)

SLTN Awards 2008

Runner-Up
Licensee of the Year (Stephen McDonald)

SLTN awards 2008

Winner
Bar Restaurant of the Year

SLTN Awards 2009

Winner
Independant Bar of the Year

SLTN Awards 2011

Runner-Up
Pub Caterer of the Year

Scottish Entertainment Guide Awards 2011

Runner-Up
Scotland’s Favourite Pub

SLTN Awards 2012

Finalist (tba November 2012)
Licensee of the Year (Stephen McDonald)

Our Awards

Entertainment Awards 2014

Winner
Scotland's Best Bar

SLTN Awards 2007

Winner - Licensee of the Year
(Stephen McDonald)

SLTN Awards 2006

Winner
Inspiration Award

Entertainment Awards 2014

Winner - Scotland's Best Pub Grub

Entertainment Awards 2014

Winner - Best In-House Marketing Team

SLTN Awards 2008

Winner
Bar and Restaurant of the Year

DRAM Awards 2007

Runner-Up
Late Night Venue of the Year

SLTN Awards 2009

Winner
Independent Bar of the Year