One of Carnoustie’s most popular pubs is preparing to hike prices for people visiting the town during The Open.
The move by the 19th Hole Hotel has been slammed as a “tourist tax” by a senior councillor, but one of Scotland’s leading licensing lawyers has found it to be within the law.
The hostelry outlined the pricing policy on social media and announced the bar will be cashless for the duration of the tournament.
Locals and regulars have access to a PubCard, which they can “load” with cash. It can only be secured before the championship starts, however, meaning almost all visitors to the town will have to purchase vouchers to pay for drinks at inflated prices.