Pub opening pushed back

The long-awaited opening of a £1.6 million ‘super-pub’ has been pushed back – to Valentine’s Day.

The new JD Wetherspoon pub, in the former Hayweights cinema and bingo hall in Musselburgh, had been due to open in December.

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However, planning delays in the redevelopment meant work did not start until September, and the group has now announced it will open the venue on February 14.

Eddie Gershon, a spokesman for JD Wetherspoon, said: “The building work has taken slightly longer than expected.”

The new pub is expected to create 40 jobs for the area, and the development has been welcomed by community leaders.