A long-standing Fife pub that has been described as “a wee gem” has been put up for sale.
The Wheatsheaf Inn in Kirkcaldy has been part of the town for decades.
Its owners, Admiral Taverns, are looking for new tenants to take over the pub on Tolbooth Street.
The pub, which was run by Fiona Shields, closed last month.
It regularly played host to a number of local musicians
Fife pub has ‘strong trading history’
Its listing describes the Wheatsheaf as “a wee gem” that “brings the town alive”.
The pub is described as a “a wet-led, traditional working man’s pub” with a daytime trade as well as a clientele for live music in the evenings.
It adds: “Supported by a very loyal customer base this pub has a ‘what you see is what you get’ feel with a warm welcome from the management and clientele combined with a strong trading history.”
The owners say they are looking for applicants who are familiar with the area and will embrace its customers.
“This site has the potential to be a hub for session music or open mic whilst continuing to be the traditional working man’s daytime pub.”
Admiral Taverns added there would be a “small investment” in the town centre pub to make it ready to trade before it reopens.
Customers ‘devastated’ as pub shuts
Some of the Wheatsheaf’s customers also thanked Fiona on social media.
One said: “This has been my local since moving here and where I have had the honour of performing with my friends all year long. I am devastated by the news.”
Another added: “This is really sad. All the best to Fiona and her future endeavours.”
And a third said the pub’s closure was “devastating” for Kirkcaldy.
She added: “My favourite pub, with loads of great memories had there. Will be so missed.”