Record details

Cafe Premises, The Tolbooth, High Street, Musselburgh

The property is located on the north side of Musselburgh High Street with a parade of traditional shops on either side and within the Musselburgh Conservation Area.  Surrounding occupiers comprise a mixture of national and independent shops, gift shops, salons, cafes, restaurants and bars.  Regular bus services run to and from Edinburgh City Centre and other nearby towns.  Short stay free parking is located along the High Street and there are also several free car parks within the Town Centre.


The Tolbooth forms part of the ground floor of Musselburgh’s Historic Town Hall which is situated on the High Street.  The Town Hall is a Category A Listed building.

The property comprises a ground floor café split into 4 areas comprising 3 seating areas, with a kitchen area to the rear and 3 WCs.

Internally the property features lined and painted walls and ceiling with timber flooring in the seating areas and vinyl flooring in the kitchen areas.

The lighting consists of spot lighting to the seating areas with a mix of pendant and strip lighting to the kitchen and WC areas.

The property includes a separately accessed rear store.

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Energy Performance Certificate

The Energy Performance Certificate gives the property a G rating.


By prior arrangement with the Estates Section by telephoning 01620 827330 or by emailing [email protected].

Leasing arrangements

Interested parties should note that East Lothian Council is currently considering a major redevelopment of the Town Hall, including the ground floor commercial premises.  This will be one factor which will influence the length of lease granted.

The premises are available on “easy in/easy out” terms.  The Landlord maintains the property in a wind and watertight condition with the tenant being responsible for all other repairs and maintenance and the replacement of glass.

No gas or electrical works will be undertaken by the Tenant under any circumstances without the Council’s prior consent.

Parties who are interested in taking a lease of the premises should request an “Application to Lease” form following viewing and this should be completed and returned to the address given on the form.

Only those who have returned a completed Application to Lease form will be notified of the closing date.

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Rating Assessment

The premises are entered in the Valuation Roll with a Rateable Value of £10,000 per annum.

Under the Small Business Scheme for 2019/20 properties with a RV of £15,000 and under per annum may qualify for 100% rates relief, depending on individual circumstances. Water and sewerage charges will still apply.