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    The Cockatoo

    Can anybody tell me how long there was a pub/restaurant on this site?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Killiehibbie View Post
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    Can anybody tell me how long there was a pub/restaurant on this site?
    Dont know how long but my eldest Daughter is almost 30 and we took her there when she was around 7 years old

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    Dont know how long but my eldest Daughter is almost 30 and we took her there when she was around 7 years old
    I reckon it was there in the 70's but my dad says i'm imagining it.

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    I drunk there once or twice a week in 1986/87 (on the way back from pipe band practice at the Woolmet training centre). I don't remember it being spanking new then.

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    I drunk there once or twice a week in 1986/87 (on the way back from pipe band practice at the Woolmet training centre). I don't remember it being spanking new then.
    Was it not a bikers haunt many years back ?

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    Can anybody tell me how long there was a pub/restaurant on this site?

    1920's, if not longer. It was built as a blacksmith in approx 1850.

    The bikers' place was the Alpha Inn further east in Millerhill. They flew an Isle of Man flag outside.

    The Cockatoo was also called The Marmalade Cat.

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    1920's, if not longer. It was built as a blacksmith in approx 1850.

    The bikers' place was the Alpha Inn further east in Millerhill. They flew an Isle of Man flag outside.

    The Cockatoo was also called The Marmalade Cat.
    That sounds more like it. I think Marmalade Cat was early 90's.

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    I can remember stopping off for a pint at the Cockatoo with my late father, in the late 1970s.

    It was a convenient stop between Bonnyrigg and Easter Road.

    It was Skol lager and Diamond Heavy in those days. The old regulars used to sit around the fire and they would often put a hot poker into their pint. That and a pan drop in a pint of lager.

    You youngsters donít know youíre living .

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    The home of Piri Piri Chicken 😄
    And absolutley mahoosive onion rings 😲

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    Definitely something there in the 60s. I remember my dad occasionally delivering rolls out there from the shop

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