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January 30, 2018

Malones Irish Bars are back in Edinburgh with a new branch on Morrison Street.

The new Malones in Edinburgh is set in the premises formerly occupied by Diane’s Pool Hall.

After a reported £1m refurbishment, the new venture launched at the weekend.

Previously, Malones in Edinburgh had been based on the old Oddfellows Hall on Forrest Road. More recently, it had operated as a pop-up on top of Waverley Market.

There are two further Malones in Scotland; one in Glasgow and one in Aberdeen.

Ted explains the concept of near and far away to Dougal. Pic: [Chris Rutterford Artist][2]

Malones Edinburgh: Father Ted mural

One of the more striking aspects of the bar is the 26 metre mural inspired by the classic Father Ted sitcom.

Created by artist Chris Rutterford, the mural shows some of the most best loved scenes from the comedy series.

Look out for their ineffectual ‘Down with this sort of thing’ protest; the priests losing their way in a department store lingerie section and, of course, Ted kicking Bishop Brennan in the fundament.

Malones Irish Bars director Simon Keane told The Irish Times: ‘After a long break the craic is back! We’re delighted to be relaunching Malones in Edinburgh. We’re all huge Father Ted fans at Malones and we even hold a Father Ted festival each year to raise money for charity.’

Malones Edinburgh: hearty bar food

Malones in Edinburgh will feature regular live music. Pic: [Malones][4] and [Matt Marcus Photography][5]

Father Ted aside, Malones in Edinburgh will offer hearty bar classics such as gourmet burgers and Irish stew.

Big screens will show all the most important sports matches. Live music will also be a big feature with around twelve acts a week playing.

Guinness will be one of the 25 plus beers on offer. As well as serving their own brand of Pilsner, Malones in Edinburgh has five giant copper tanks to serve Tennent’s Tank Lager.

And, if you prefer your liquor harder, there be some seventy-odd whiskies for sale with around two thirds of them being distilled in Ireland.