Licence approved for return of The Mantrap

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Licensing has been approved for Oban’s former Mantrap pub, which closed about 20 years ago.

Daniel MacIntyre of The View said if all goes to plan with refurbishment work at 2 Argyll Street, the premises that was an Oban institution, could be up and running by the end of next month.

The Mantrap has been empty for a number of years, it has been used in more recent times by Hope Kitchen and as a cat cafe.

Mr MacIntyre who is leasing the premises said he will be investing about £40,000 in his new ground-floor venture.

‘Having an accessible space for the people who can’t face the 30 plus steps we have up to The View was a big driver for us!’ he said.