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Old Glasgow pubs are more than just drinking establishments. They are historic landmarks, the focal points for special occasions. In the past, the meeting places for the city’s merchants, tobacco lords and many Glasgow societies. The oldest established businesses in the city are pubs, occupying prominent sites throughout the city. In short, Glasgow’s pubs are an important part of the city’s rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Glasgow City Council’s extensive redevelopment programmes demolished hundreds of historic pubs in the 50s. We brought this website together to record important lost and forgotten Glasgow pubs.
This web site has been developed to record our local landmarks and to give a brief history on when the pub was established. The site will also record all the publicans who held the licence for the establishment and to record as much information on the pub as possible to insure that it will never be lost. So many of the local pubs in this great city have been demolished and the names of them have been forgotten, this site will hopefully bring back some good memories.
Forgotten Old Glasgow Pubs.
With your help we can name many of the forgotten old Glasgow pubs. For example can you remember the Shakespeare Bar on Raeberry Street, or do you known where these pubs were situated.
Do you know the name of this pub on the right hand side of the image above It was situated in William Street?
The New Era Bar, Gorbals.
Robert Lachlan, Wine & Spirit Merchant. Possibly 23 Church Street, Hamilton.
For every good pub in the city, there has been a good publican. This web site will bring to light both what the old Glasgow pubs were like and what the publican’s life was like. Did the landlords have any hobbies have and what societies he was a member of. What liquor was stocked in your favourite local and how much has the price of a pint and a nip of whisky changed over the years. All this will be answered in this great web site.
Members of the Scottish Licensed Trade.
Breweries, Distillers and Agents.
Pubs in other areas
Although this web site has been developed mainly of the Glasgow pub and publican I have over the years collected a number of photographs and histories on pubs and publicans outside the city walls. These include Coatbridge, Hamilton, Wishaw, Cambuslang, Blantyre, Uddingston. As this web site develops pubs and publicans from all over Scotland will be included.
Over the years I have collected a large number of pub fronts and interior photographs, these have been reduced in size to save web space. If you require a copy of any of the photographs in this site, please get in touch. For a small charge we can have the photo printed and posted out for you.
As this web site develops into one of the largest collection of pubs and publicans, it would not grow in size if it wasn’t for the input you give. If you have a story to tell about a pub or publican please get in touch. Something as simple as a name of a pub could bring back memories to some who has forgotten the name. If you have an old photograph even if it is only a few years old please get in touch and we will publish your image and information on this site.
The site will regularly be updated with new photographs, stories with your help!