Cabot Links overwhelmed with entries in naming new pub
After several decades Inverness and area patrons said good-bye to the landmark Hoff Pub and Beverage Room last fall. Now it appears it’s a case of one door closing and another one opening with the news that Cabot Links intends to open a new pub-style restaurant in Inverness this summer.
The site of the new pub.
The news was recently posted on Cabot Link’s Facebook site along with a contest to name the new pub.
“Currently under renovation, the space (formerly known as the Bank Head Pub) will seat approximately 75 people and is conveniently located less than 100 yards from our Cabot Links Clubhouse,” the site states.
Cabot Links co-founder and managing director Ben Cowan-Dewar spoke about the new venture this week with The Oran.
“One of the things we found last year was that the dining and imbibing was very popular. The Hoff was closing and there had been a pub (The Bank Head) on this location before. The space was used last year for storage so we’re currently undergoing renovations and looking forward to opening this season,” he said.
Cowan-Dewar says Cabot Links was overwhelmed with the response to the contest for naming the new pub, receiving more than one-thousand entries on Facebook and more that came in on Twitter (the person with the winning entry will win a $100 gift card to use at the new pub on their next visit to Inverness).
“Now we just have to choose the winning entry. Our chefs John Haines and Tracy Wallace are currently working on a pub menu. We were running pretty much at capacity at Panorama, and now this will give us the opportunity to offer a different dining option for people who might be staying longer.”
Cowan-Dewar says he’s looking forward to continuing work on Cabot Cliffs this season – a second golf course to be located just north of Cabot Links in Inverness.
“This property is very different from the first, though it is only a mile away. The eponymous coastline lends a great deal of drama and juts into the field of golf far more than at Cabot Links, offering the chance for thrilling tee and green sites. Although bulldozers have not descended on the property, to my optimistic eye, it is starting to look more and more like golf each day,” Cowan-Dewar states.
“At the moment we’re just waiting for Bill Coore (of the esteemed Coore and Crenshaw design duo) to come back and finalize his plans for Cabot Cliffs,” Cowan-Dewar concluded.
Coore has already made two visits to the site to plot out holes.
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