Delay for Cross Keys pub

Cross Keys, Milngavie'Photo by Emma Mitchell'6/5/13
Cross Keys, Milngavie'Photo by Emma Mitchell'6/5/13

The refurbishment of the historic Cross Keys pub in Milngavie has been delayed due to a last minute change of plans for its interior.

The pub and restaurant was bought by a pair of successful businessmen in August last year and they have exciting plans for its future - including a brand new name for the premises.

Brothers, Pravesh and Rahul Randev, who already own several high profile businesses in Lenzie, Bishopbriggs and Glasgow, are going to run the Cross Keys on Station Road, which is one of Milngavie’s oldest pubs and is believed to date back to the 1800s.

They are in the process of a complete refurbishment of the premises to create a modern interior and bistro style restaurant to seat 140 people and a bar.

While they had originally hoped that it would re-open in March or April this year it will not open now until September because the brothers had to get the new plans approved by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Pravesh, who is known to many people by his nickname Bubbles, said: “There will be a mezzanine level in the building with the restaurant over two floors.

“We are really excited about opening up in Milngavie and we’ve put a lot of thought into the design of the interior.

“The building has had a complete overhaul we’ve even put in a new kitchen.

“It’s going to be something that we are sure people in Milngavie and Bearsden will cherish.”

Between them they already own Oregano restaurant and The Eagle Lodge in Bishopbriggs, Rasoi Indian restaurant in Lenzie which recently won “Indian restaurant of 2012” in the Curry Awards in Glasgow, Carriages bar and Irrocco restaurant, both in Lenzie.