Situated at the corner of Nethergate and Union Street in the heart of the city centre, The Trades House is a Dundee institution.
The pub’s unique stained glass windows depict all the trades which have contributed to Dundee’s history showing images of bakers, engineers, weavers and other trades. There is an engraved mirror in one of the snugs that details the old town hall situated in the square behind the Trades. It shows character depictions of the Nine Incorporated Trades Masters and gives a listing of their names. The building was originally a bank but has been beautifully converted with its ornately carved bar, decorative floor tiles and marble-topped tables.
‘unique stained glass windows depict all the trades which have contributed to Dundee’s history’
The pub prides itself on its good service, friendly welcome and great food, appealing to a lively mix of people, from pensioners calling in for morning coffee to concert-goers en route to the Caird Hall, as well as workers from the nearby bingo hall, shoppers, students and local businesses. The six televisions and one big screen show football, rugby and other sports from two Sky boxes. It’s also a popular daytime destination for families as children are welcome during the day.