About Us

Who We Are

Our Story

In 2011, two friends, Andrew Abernethy & Bruce Findlay, were looking for a pub to have a drink together in Ladysmith. After determining no quality pub existed, the seed was planted to open our own. Several curveballs later, we began negotiating to purchase the Brigantine Inn Pub in Maple Bay in late 2013. We purchased the shares of the company in March 2014, renovated in April and re-opened on May 9, 2014 (Photos Here). Read the full story here (Coming Soon!)

Team Management

Andrew Abernethy is the General Manager of the pub and liquor store operations, with Bruce Findlay overseeing financials and long-term planning. Our amazing liquor store manager is Pam McCulloch, a long-time resident of Maple Bay. Carol Keller, our God-sent kitchen manager, oversees our kitchen and food operations. Read more about each person below!

NCB Show 2012 With Chef Duffy At Lavo, The Palazzo

NCB Show 2012 With Jevon & Nancy At TAO, The Venetian

Nancy & Bruce on Brigantine Deck, June 2012. "Why Don't You Just Buy This Place?"

Sin City Brewery, NCB Show 2013, With Rich Johnson & Andrew's cousin, Neil

NCB Show 2014 With Jon Taffer At Tryst, Encore

Lion Rampant Pub Grand Opening May 2014 With Nancy & Chef Duffy

Our Amazing Chef Consultant!

Chef Brian Duffy of CBD Solution is one of North America's most sought-after kitchen consultants.

Chef Duffy helped to create our menu, write the recipes and train our staff, on location in Maple Bay, BC, on the best way to prepare & present the dishes.

Not only are we proud to say The Lion Rampant Scottish Pub has a menu inspired and written by Chef Brian Duffy, but we're even prouder to say he's our friend!

Our Amazing Designer!

Nancy Hadley of Nancy Hadley's FAC took our original idea, created a concept and made it come to life!

Through a chance meeting in Las Vegas in 2012, Nancy and her awesome husband, Jevon, became friends with Andrew & Bruce. She even planted the seed to purchase The Brigantine that summer!

Nancy's design is clean, modern yet keeping the classy neighbourhood pub feel. Some day soon you might walk in and see Nancy & Jevon enjoying a beer in the pub themselves!

Our Team



General Manager & Partner


Managing Partner


Liquor Store Manager


Kitchen Manager

Photos of Andrew, Bruce & Carol by Kurt Knock Photography. Photo of Pam by Andrew Abernethy of A2 Photography.