“The Speedwell is one of the finest examples of an Edwardian Bar embracing all that was good in pub architecture”
Welcome to The Speedwell Bar website. In this site, we hope that you will find everything there is to know about the bar and what it has to offer.
Situated in the heart of Dundee’s West End, The Speedwell Bar has been known by generations of locals as “Mennies” – after the Landlady who owned and ran the property for over half a century. Built by James Speed in 1903, the pub was taken over by Henry Mennie in the 1920’s and remained within the same family ownership until 1995 when the pub was taken over by Jonathan Stewart.
The Speedwell is in fact one of the very few pubs in Scotland, and the only one in Dundee so far, which has been listed for the quality of its interior, and one of the few surviving pubs mentioned in the definitive 1983 book “People’s Palaces, Victorian and Edwardian Pubs of Scotland”. The Speedwell is one of the finest examples of an Edwardian Bar embracing all that was good in pub architecture at the beginning of the twentieth century.
The main public bar is entered through a mahogany and etched glass inner screen, with additional separate doors to the front of the L-plan bar. To the side of the main bar are two small lounges, front and back, with a glazed screen between.
All the fitments are beautifully crafted of mahogany: bar, gantry, drinks shelves, dado panelling and fireplaces. The bar is divided by glazed screens with urn finials, to allow customers chatting at the bar a little privacy from their neighbours. The internal doors and screens are all glazed with etched glass to the same design as the front windows. Even the toilets retain original Shanks fitments, crazed white tiled walls and mosaic floors.
The Speedwell offers an extensive range of draught beers with eight lagers and we also have a minimum of three guest cask conditioned beers available at any one time. Bottled beers and ciders are also on offer.
The Speedwell stocks over one hundred different types of malt whisky which are all organised in terms of region and clearly labelled in their appropriate section for customers to see.
We stock an extesive range of white, red, rose and sparkling wines which can be order by the glass or by the bottle. All our quality wines have an alcohol content of between 4% and 17.5% by volume.
The Speedwell offers an extensive range of draught beers with five lagers and we also have a minimum of two guest cask conditioned beers available at any one time. Bottled beers and ciders are also on offer.
|Ben Nevis 10||46%||£3.20|
|Blair Athol 12||43%||£3.20|
|Dalmore Cigar Malt||44%||£4.90|
|Glen Mhor 1980||43%||7.50|
|Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban||46%||£4.00|
|Glenmorangie La Santa||46%||£3.60|
|Glenrothes Select Reserve||43%||£3.50|
|Macallan Fine Oak||40%||£3.20|
|Old Pulteney 12||40%||£3.30|
|Royal Brakla 1991||46%||£3.30|
|Royal Lochnagar 12||40%||£3.30|
|Balvenie Doublewood 12|
|Balvenie Signature 12|
|Glen Elgin 12|
|Glen Moray 16|
|Glen Scotia 12|
|Coal Ila 12|
|Auchentoshan Three Wood|
|Arrrn The Peated Arran|
|Highland Park 12|
|Highland Park 18|
|Isle of Jura 10|
|Isle of Jura Superstition|
|Poit Dhubh 12|
|The Six Isles|
|The Famous Grouse|
|Chivas Regal 12|
|Johnny Walker Black 12|
|Johnny Walker Red|
|Johnny Walker Green 15|
|Johnny Walker Gold 18|
|Johnny Walker Blue|
|Jameison Red Breast 15|
|Power’s 12 Year Old|
|1 Los Romeros Sauvignon BlancCentral Valley, Chile
Fragrant aromas of lemon and gooseberries with a zesty finish
|2 Los Romeros Malbec,Central Valley, Chile
Shows a good concentration of dark and red fruits and delicious spicy undertones.
|3 Berri Estates Unoaked ChardonnaySE Australia
A crisp style with a fresh, yet ripe lemon character with no oak ageing.
|4 Oben Grove Riesling-GewürztraminerRhein, Germany
Aromatic lime and apples with the soft sweetness of peach and cherry blossom.
|5 Corte Vigna Pinot GrigioPavia, Italy
Floral, racy and dry with green, crisp fruit, an innovative wine by a collaboration of private land owners.
|6 Luis Felipe Edwards Reserva ViognierRapel Valley, Chile
Full, aromatic fresh style: packed with peach and pear
rounded off with soft apricots.
|ROSE WINES||75 cl Bottle|
|5 Hidden Falls RoseCalifornia
An aromatic and flavoursome wine, full of strawberry cream flavours
|6 De Neuvila Anjou RoseVallee du Loire – France
Brilliant pink, aromas of strawberry and fresh cherries
|7 Moondara ShirazSouth East Australia
Rich and full with ripe plums and bramble flavours and a touch of exotic spice
|8 Humbolt Coast MerlotCalifornia
A great balance of ripe, plummy fruit and soft, velvety tannins
|9 Sunrise Cabernet SauvingnonChile
Full, rich, blackcurrant flavours make this Chilean Cabernet a real joy to drink
|10 Rioja Campo Viejo CrianzaSpain
Ruby red in colour with sweet cherry aromas and silky oaky flavours.
|11 Lanson Black LabelA fine mousse of bubbles and a toasty, honey nose in perfect balance||£32.95|
|If a particular vintage or shipper is unavailable, a suitable alternative will be offered. All quality wines on this
list have an alcohol content of between 8% and 15% by volume.
|We have three cask beer hand pumps. One of which permanently hosts Deuchars I.P.A from Caledonian Brewery, Edinburgh. The other two turn over guest beers on a daily basis. Some breweries which feature regularly are, Timothy Taylor, Black Sheep, Joseph Holt, thwaites, Everards,|
|Grolsch Swing Top|
|Vedet Extra Blond|
|Vedet Extra White|
|San Miguel Fresca|
|Kopparberg Pear 4,5%|
|Kopparberg Strawberry & Lime 4%|
|Kopparberg Elderflower 4%|
|Kopparberg Mixed Berry 4%|
|Stella Cidre 4.5%|
|Wlyd Wood Pear 6%|
|Thistly Cross 4.4%|
|Sheppys Falstaff 5.6%|
|Sheppys Taylor’s Gold 6%|
|Sheppys Kingston Black 7.2%|
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Situated to the west end of Dundee city centre, the Speedwell Bar is located along Perth Road within walking distance of all major transport links.
If you have any questions, requests or comments please do not hesitate to contact us. Should you wish to speak to us on the phone please give us a call on +44 (0)1382 667783.