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Rose Street Foundry

97 Academy Street
Telephone(01463) 630263
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Opening times: 12-11 Mon-Thu; 12-1am Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun
Regular beers: Cairngorm Trade Winds, Cairngorm Highland IPA, Cairngorm Wildcat, Cairngorm --varies--

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After many months of being hidden behind scaffolding and protective sheeting surrounding 96 Academy Street – known formerly as the Rose Street Foundry and AI Welders building - restoration works on an 19th century building in Inverness is now complete and on 14 March 2020 the Cairngorm Rose Street Foundry opened its doors.

Everyone is tight lipped about the cost, but those walking into the ground floor up the three steps to the bar will be impressed, and confirm the wait has all been worthwhile.

The doors from Academy street takes you to more of a club with comfy leather chesterfield's seductively luring you to be seated - all day! To the left, there is the more rustic "Bothy" with its high stools and wall tables.

The bar is three steps up from the entrance level with its up cycled tin roofing, offers the range of Cairngorm's regular beers via up to six handpumps, and a host of their font beers from Cairngorm, and other local / regional breweries and ciders via bespoke "font arches" which take the form of industrial piping.

Rose Street Foundry will also showcase real ales from other local breweries representing the best, of the best of the Highland region.

So, that is the ground floor!

Upstairs are the kitchens and a separate room for meetings, but is mainly for dining, is accessible by a spiral staircase and also a lift for wheelchairs and those not too steady on their pins.