The Fountain

The Grapes

77 Clerk Street

Carriers Quarters

Carriers Quarters

42 Bernard Street
Edinburgh, EH6 6PR

T — 0131 554 4122
E — info@carriersquarters.co.uk
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182 — 184 Morrison Street
Edinburgh, EH3 8EB

T — 0131 228 5700
E — info@thomsonsbaredinburgh.co.uk
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what makes us a little bit special

01 / Our approach

Value, quality &
service — Simple

Established in 2000, The Shilling Group is an acclaimed, independent pub operator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We strive to provide value and quality products with a warm and friendly service in every establishment.

With ten consecutive years of growth, our vision is to become one of Scotland's largest independent pub companies. We currently own six unique, local venues in and around Edinburgh, and are actively seeking to expand our existing portfolio. If you have a potential opportunity that you would like to discuss with us, we'd love to hear from you.

02 / Our history

10 years growth
— the story so far

Having started out in 1996 organising and promoting club nights in Edinburgh while still at university, The Shilling Group's Director Michael McGuigan gained invaluable experience managing the legendary La Belle Angèle nightclub.

Following this, Michael went on to form the company and created The Human Be-In in 2000, which was sold in 2005. After securing Thomson's Bar in 2003, we then embarked on a steady programme of expansion. In 2009, we were lucky enough to acquire two very different, but equally popular Edinburgh bars, The Golden Rule and Bar Kohl.

we'd love to hear from you