The Flying Scotsman will fly again though with a new look and a new name – welcome The Elford.

When COVID-19 first hit Perth, The Flying Scotsman not only had to close due to COVID-19 restrictions but they were one of the first major venues to close their doors permanently.

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Fast forward to today and construction of the new venue commenced this week, and a new name has been chosen befitting the next iteration of the iconic site – The Elford, named after George H. Elford the owner of the 1909 Wine Saloon that opened on Beaufort Street.

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The new venue will be connected to the Clarke’s Building which has a rich history and part of the Beaufort Street evolution. Constructed in 1934 as a modern art deco commercial and retail premise. In 1938, William Beattie was running a wine saloon from the premises and was still there in 1949.  The place has had several occupants over the years including Moondyne Joe’s, Cat & Fiddle, Candy Store Bar, and Flying Scotsman until recently.

The Elford is set to open its doors in June and locals will discover a contemporary take on art deco design inspired by the original Clarke’s building throughout the two-storey venue, including a much-needed upgrade of the alfresco area.

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Three Pound Group is also the team behind some of Perth’s most well-known venues including The Stables, The Reveley and Australia’s Largest Pub; The Camfield – so you know the iconic Scotto is in good hands.

The Elford will open in June 2021; keep updated on digital via theelfordhotel.com.au.

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