About Tickety Boo’s

A little more detail in our history…

Tickety Boo’s is a traditional bar that offers a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. It boasts a horseshoe-shaped bar and original stained glass windows, but there is nothing traditional about its modern standards. This top performing bar has won awards from Best Bar None, Cask Marque and The British Institute of Inkeeping. Tickety Boo’s has a great selection of drinks for everyone from a large range of gins  to a massive range of whisky, cocktails (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), world beers, craft beers and award winning draught beer. For those of you who are not in the mood for an alcoholic drink why not enjoy a home cooked meal or a freshly made coffee. The Staff are happy, friendly and fun and are always quick to serve. Enjoy a nice summer day outside in our pavement café or come in and listen to some great live music, compete in our quiz, play a friendly game of poker or watch live sport.

Local History

More about Dundee’s History

Across the road from Tickety boo’s is the Cathedral Church of St Paul designed by the famous Victorian Architect, Sir George Scott. It is built on the site of the medieval seat of power in the area. The castle which formerly stood on the site is known as Dundee Castle and was besieged by the armies of William Wallace, Andrew de Moray and later by Robert the Bruce during the Wars of Scottish Independence. The Stronghold was destroyed during the Wars of Three Kingdoms.

Dundee Castle is where William Wallace, still in his teens killed a young arrogant Englishman called Selby who was the son of an English constable of the castle. Selby had been mocking the locals and teasing William Wallace and when Selby started fighting Wallace for his drik, Wallace stabbed and killed him. William Wallace was then branded an Outlaw and had to escape Dundee. This site is now known as William Wallace’s first blow for Scottish Independence. There is still a plaque outside the cathedral that shows this.

A four leaf clover will bring luck your way… Especially if you join us for a St.Patrick’s Day! Put on some
green and join us as we celebrate St. Patricks Day with tons of beer and good cheer.
Do not hesitate to come to the Lucky Pint and have some fun!

The last to capture the castle from the English was King Robert the Bruce in 1313, who then had it destroyed. Nothing more is heard of the Castle after this. It was presumably destroyed by the Scots to prevent it being used again by the English as a bridgehead for invasion of that part of Scotland. A small portion of the castle still remains within the Cathedral grounds. During the building of modern office on Exchange street behind the cathedral, workers discovered remains of the castle in the form of a crypt-like structure underground. It is thought that the site may have borne fortifications from as far back as 80AD although some local historians believe its contents to be far more significant. One of the many rumours is that it is where the real Stone of Destiny is hidden. The Stone of Destiny is often referred to in England as The Coronation Stone, it is an oblong block of red sandstone, used for centuires in the coronation of the monarchs of Scotland and later the monarchs of England, Great Britian, and the United Kingdom. Some people believe that The Stone of Destiny that presently resides in Edinburgh Castle is a fake. After sacking Edinburgh Castle, Edward I of England made no attempt to hide his next mission, to steal The Stone of Destiny which at that point was housed in Scone Palace. Edward took 3 months to get to Scone which gave the monks plenty of time to hide it. When Edwards’ army plundered the palace they recovered a stone but many people believe that it is not the real Stone of Destiny, some people even believe that it was a septic tank cover at Arbroath Abbey. Along with the Cathedral Church of St Paul people believe that the Stone of Destiny could be hidden in the River Tay or Dunsinane Hill.

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