Edwardian Bar


“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.

Our Whisky

Highland Percentage Cost
Aberlour 10 40% £3.20
Ancnoc 12 40% £3.20
Ardmore 1991 43% £4.50
Balblair 1997 43% £3.20
Ben Nevis 10 46% £3.20
Blair Athol 12 43% £3.20
Brora 1982 43% £8.00
Clynelish 14 46% £3.80
Cu Dhub £3.20
Dalmore 12 £3.20
Dalmore 15 40% £3.90
Dalmore Cigar Malt 44% £4.90
Deanston 12 46.3% £3.30
Dalwhinnie 15 43% £3.50
Drumguish 10 40% £3.20
Edradour 10 40% £3.20
Frasers Reserve 40% £3.20
Glencadam 10 46% £3.20
Glendronach 18 46% £4.50
Glendronach 12 43% £3.20
Glenesk 1984 43% £10.00
Glenfarclas 10 40% £3.20
Glengarioch 15 43% £4.00
Glengoyne 10 40% £3.20
Glengoyne 17 43% £4.40
Glengrant 10 40% £3.20
Glenkeith 1993 46% £4.00
Glen Mhor 1980 43% 7.50
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 46% £4.00
Glenmorangie Original 40% £3.00
Glenmorangie La Santa 46% £3.60
Glenmorangie Astar 57.1% £4.00
Glenrothes 1994 43% £4.30
Glenrothes Select Reserve 43% £3.50
Glenrothes 1988 43% £6.50
Glentauchers 1991 43% £3.50
Glenturret 10 40% £3.20
Lochside 1991 43% £4.50
Macallan Fine Oak 40% £3.20
Macallan 10 40% £3.20
Macleods 8 40% £3.20
Old Pulteney 12 40% £3.30
Royal Brakla 1991 46% £3.30
Royal Lochnagar 12 40% £3.30
Speyburn 10 40% £3.20
Springbank 10 46% £3.30
Speyside 10 40% £3.30
Stronachie 12 43% £3.30
Teaninich 10 43% £3.40
Tomatin 15 43% £3.80
Tullibardine 1993 40% £3.60
Speyside Percentage Cost
Allt-a-bhainne 1991
Aultmore 1990
Balmenach 1999
Balvenie Doublewood 12
Balvenie Signature 12
Benriach 12
Benrinnes 1991
Benromach Organic
Cardhu 12
Caperdronach 1994
Coleburn 1981
Gragganmore 12
Craigellachie 1990
Glenburgie 10
Glen Elgin 12
Glenfiddich 12
Glenfiddich 15
Glenfiddich 18
Glenfiddich 21
Glenlivet 12
Glen Moray 16
Glen Scotia 12
Inchgower 14
Linkwood 15
Miltonduff 10
Oban 14
Pittyvaich 1993
Tamnavulin 1990
Tamdhu 8
Tomintoul 10
Islay Percentage Cost
Ardbeg 10
Ardbeg Uigeadail
Bowmore 15
Bowmore 18
Bruichladdich 12
Bunnahabhain 12
Coal Ila 12
Lagavulin 16
Laphroig 10
Lowland Percentage Cost
Auchentoshan 12
Auchentoshan Three Wood
Bladnoch 1993
Glenkinchie 12
Inverleven 1991
Littlemill 12
Island Percentage Cost
Arran 10
Arrrn The Peated Arran
Highland Park 12
Highland Park 18
Isle of Jura 10
Isle of Jura Superstition
Ledaig 10
Longrow 10
Poit Dhubh 12
Scapa 2001
Talisker 10
The Six Isles
Tobermory 10
Blended Whisky Percentage Cost
Cameron Brig
The Famous Grouse
Black Bottle
Chivas Regal 12
Johnny Walker Black 12
Johnny Walker Red
Johnny Walker Green 15
Johnny Walker Gold 18
Johnny Walker Blue
Irish Whiskey Percentage Cost
Jameison Red Breast 15
Power’s 12 Year Old
Tullamore Dew

Our Wines

WHITE WINES Bottle 250ml 175ml
1 Los Romeros Sauvignon BlancCentral Valley, Chile
Fragrant aromas of lemon and gooseberries with a zesty finish
£11.00 £3.60 £2.95
2 Los Romeros Malbec,Central Valley, Chile
Shows a good concentration of dark and red fruits and delicious spicy undertones.
£11.00 £3.60 £2.95
3 Berri Estates Unoaked ChardonnaySE Australia
A crisp style with a fresh, yet ripe lemon character with no oak ageing.
£14.25 £4.75 £3.60
4 Oben Grove Riesling-GewürztraminerRhein, Germany
Aromatic lime and apples with the soft sweetness of peach and cherry blossom.
£14.25 £4.75 £3.60
5 Corte Vigna Pinot GrigioPavia, Italy
Floral, racy and dry with green, crisp fruit, an innovative wine by a collaboration of private land owners.
£14.25 £4.75 £3.60
6 Luis Felipe Edwards Reserva ViognierRapel Valley, Chile
Full, aromatic fresh style: packed with peach and pear
rounded off with soft apricots.
£14.25 £4.75 £3.60
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
RED WINES Bottle 250ml 175ml
7 Moondara ShirazSouth East Australia
Rich and full with ripe plums and bramble flavours and a touch of exotic spice
£13.75 £13.75 £13.75
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.

Our Beers

Tennents Lager
Carling Lager
Carlsberg Lager
Birra Moretti
Stella Artois
Estrella Damm
McEwans 70/-
McEwans 80/-
Belhaven Best
Bacchus Framboise
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,
Erdinger Dunkel
Chimay Red
Chimay White
Chimay Blue
Grolsch Swing Top
Vedet Extra Blond
Vedet Extra White
Victoria Bitter
San Miguel Fresca
Newcastle Brown
Sweetheart Stout
Holstein Pils
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.