Tron pub set to go green with Irish revamp

STUDENT haunt The Tron is set to become an Irish bar under plans drawn up by the owners.

Mitchell's & Butlers are rebranding the Hunter's Square pub as an O'Neill's and have proposed a raft of alterations, including an emerald green colour scheme, a new entranceway, an oak staircase, a larger kitchen and reconfigured seating to make it more "diner friendly".

The Tron is particularly popular amongst students for its "Scream" card, which offers discounts on food and drinks.

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While the Irish brand is new to Edinburgh, it has been a fixture in Glasgow for years with pubs in Queen Street, Sauchiehall Street and Merchant Square.

As well as operating the Tron and the city's other Scream bar The Crags, Mitchells & Butlers owns Greyfriars Bobby, The Haymarket, the Conan Doyle, Robin's Nest and All Bar One, to name but a few of its 30 or so Capital bars.

City council planners are due to consider Mitchells & Butlers' proposals in August.