This pub was formerly known as The Kelbourne Saint – after a complete make-over, it has become Franco’s. The inside has been transformed again and now has a micro brewery feel about it with big copper vats and copper ducting snaking its way through the bar. The giant chicken rotisserie had been replaced by an open kitchen hatch. The food has been scaled down to burgers, dogs and pizzas with quirky twist. The old mezzanine level has been kitted out with dartboard and pinball machine and brightened up, hanging over the shiny light filled bar with its blue booths and standing bar room ‘boozer’ tables.
The pub used to be Crosslands, a quiet place that was made famous because one of the opening scenes to the cult Scottish movie ‘Trainspotting’ was filmed here. It’s now a family and dog-friendly cheery big pub with character and attitude.
The outside has been enhanced more with a beer garden built with heated garden sheds and an outdoor kids area. The menu has been paired down to give Franco’s more of a pub feel as opposed to its previous family restaurant guide. The food is simple and cheerful all washed down with glasses of West Brewery ales and lagers. Every night has different meal deal specials e.g. Pizza and pint for £8.
The live music and/or DJs will continue on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and from 20:00 with a quiz night on Mondays.
There is also now a regular monthly record fair in the pub on Sundays.