Locals pay tribute as Edinburgh pub The Blue Goose in Slateford is demolished

It has been a tough year for Edinburgh’s pub and restaurant industry and now the capital has sadly lost another popular bar.

Locals shared their favourite memories of The Blue Goose at Slateford after a video posted by Edinburgh Pub History showed it being demolished. 

The pub was also previously known by many as The Tickled Trout or as The Dell Inn, but has now sadly “reduced to a pile of rubble.” 

Edinburgh Pub History said: “Another Edinburgh pub bites the dust. Not even a bit of snow today was enough to stop the demolition of The Blue Goose at Slateford, some of you may remember it as The Tickled Trout or as The Dell Inn – sadly now reduced to a pile of rubble.”

Locals were quick to mourn the pub, with one person penning: “When I worked in Edinburgh I had a few good nights in there.” 

Another added: “Used to love the dell/ tickled trout cheap wine!”

“Back in the day one of the few Edinburgh pubs that had a decent outside sitting area beside the river and enjoy a pint of Drybrough’s Pentland 70,” added a nostalgic local. 

Someone even met their other half at the pub, saying: “I met my husband of 28 years in The Dell in and have nothing but brilliant memories of a great Edinburgh pub.” 

“Happy memories of the Dell Inn. Us kids had a juice, mum a 1/2 lager shandy and my dad a pint. Have photos somewhere. Lots of kids in the beer garden playing,” wrote another local.

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