Restaurants and bars with an unusual past

The Paper Mill, Lasswade, Scotland

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Former use: Victorian paper mill

The Paper Mill was, unsurprisingly, once home to a Victorian paper mill. Overlooking the River Esk in Scotland, the region was once home to ten paper mills, making fine papers made from Esparto grass imported from Africa. The last paper mill on the Esk was closed in 2004, ending a long history of paper making in the region.

The paper mill at Westmill Road was derelict when it was bought by David Johnston, co-owners of The Paper Mill, and transformed into a gastro pub.  Much of the exterior and interior stonework is original, with reclaimed materials, vintage print blocks and and screen printed artworks a subtle nod to its past.

2–4 Westmill Road, Lasswade, Scotland, EH18 1LX

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