The Speedwell Bar is an iconic Dundee pub, known locally as ‘Mennies
WITH YOUR RESTAURANT WEEK PASS YOU CAN ACCESS
Any Toastie & A standard Drink (Any Draft Beer or Any glass of Wine £7.50)
Offers a warm welcome and plenty of well-earned refreshment and is a well loved and popular spot for both locals and visitors alike.
Built in 1903 for James Speed (hence the name) and designed by architects John Bruce & Son, is one of the very few Edwardian pubs in Scotland, and the only one in Dundee, that has retained its original shopfront and fittings, due perhaps to their original exceptional craftsmanship and has been listed for the quality of its interior.
The Speedwell is in fact one of the very few pubs in Scotland, and the only one in Dundee so far, which has been listed for the quality of its interior, and one of the few surviving pubs mentioned in the definitive 1983 book “People’s Palaces, Victorian and Edwardian Pubs of Scotland”. The Speedwell is one of the finest examples of an Edwardian Bar embracing all that was good in pub architecture at the beginning of the twentieth century.
The main public bar is entered through a mahogany and etched glass inner screen, with additional separate doors to the front of the L-plan bar. To the side of the main bar are two small lounges, front and back, with a glazed screen between.