Maclay Inns, the Scottish pub and bar operator, has secured a second new site for its barbecue food and craft beer concept and is to ‘retro fit’ the format into two existing pubs, managing director Steve Mallon has told M&C Report.

The Bay Horse in Glasgow’s Renfield Street is to reopen at the end of June under a new name The Raven. It will have the same American-style barbecue food offer as Clerk’s Bar in Edinburgh’s South Clerk’s Street, which Maclay opened in March.

Mallon said the menu will also be retro fitted into The Rule pub in St Andrews and Dram! in Glasgow.

“Clerks continues to go well, and we are rolling out the menu style into two existing pubs towards the end of June as well, to give a new dimension to them,” he said. “I think that will probably be it for a while because it’s not a format for all markets, but where we can see opportunity we’re using it.”

He said Maclay Inns is still “actively looking” for new sites, with around half a dozen potential acquisitions being looked at. Mallon hopes to enter legals in June.