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.


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.


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

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