Originally the United Kingdom Hotel, it was designed by architect James Hastie Wardrop and constructed 1937-38.
It is a spectacular art deco pub consisting of a central stepped fin and curved wings with deep rounded balconies. The windows overlooking the balconies are also curved.
Bands of different coloured bricks provide decoration on the ground floor.
The original side door on the left has been bricked in and a new door cut into the side wall where there was previously a small window.
Whatever you think of McDonald’s, it is fantastic that they were persuaded to keep this wonderful building and it has served as an example to help protect other buildings including the former Taradale Hotel in New Zealand which was also converted to a McDonald’s.