Kirkcaldy bar Brodie's closes its doors

A popular Fife bar has closed, with little warning to its loyal regulars.

Monday, 6th March 2017, 1:10 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:09 am
Brodie's, pictured before the closure. Picture: Google

The doors closed at Brodie’s on Kirkcaldy High Street last week, with little or no warning to locals.

Staff at the bar confirmed that it had closed, as manager Jan Bruce (65) is now retiring.

The bar – previously known as The Wharf, and The Royal Scot – had briefly been a sister pub to Red, the Tolbooth Street bistro.

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Jan, who previously ran Eddy’s Bar, said that the time is right to retire.

“I’ve looked after Brodie’s for about five years,” she said. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it.

“We’ve built it up from nothing.

“It’s heart-wrenching, but I’m tired and I can’t put in as many hours as I would like anymore.

“I’m looking forward to spending time with my great granddaughter.”

Jan says that most of her staff have now found new jobs after the closure.

“Of course, the regulars are gutted,” she added.

“Some of them will be wondering where they can go, but there are plenty of places in the area they can go, but some are definitely upset.

“Mostly I’ll miss the people, and the conversation you get at work, but it’s time to move on.”

It is still unclear if the bar will re-open any time soon.