They don't call it The Foundry for nothing. This atmospheric pub with its high pointed ceilings and cosy corners was converted from the ironworks that once stood here. Most of the fittings you see, from the welding masks, chains and ladders to the copper boiler that curves round one set of seats, were discovered on site. It's this authentic history that gives The Foundry its special character and that, along with good service, good food and good drink, accounts for its wide appeal, attracting everyone from pensioners to partygoers, young couples and sports fans all through the week.
It's a spacious, city-centre bar, but also one full of warmth, giving The Foundry a surprising sense of intimacy. The Foundry is a great place to settle in with friends during the winter months and, thanks to the windows that open out onto the street, a bright and airy place to enjoy a refreshing Belhaven Extra Cold during the summer. The authentic character extends to the courtyard where the tables are made from Glenfiddich whisky barrels. With two Sky boxes and 11 TV screens, it is popular with sports fans - mainly football but everything from wrestling to tennis too - and thanks to the hearty menu, served 12pm until 9pm, it is also a hit with families (kids welcome until 8pm). Another plus point in this friendly bar is the good disabled access.