222 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, City Centre. Demolished.
The Buchanan Bar & Lounge. 1970s.
Over the years these premises were once part of the hotel. In 1875 John Purvis was the Hotel Keeper. In 1887 the hotel was known as Baikies Temperance Hotel. In 1912 it was called the Palace Temperance Hotel, 1919 the Oversea Club Hotel then back to the Palace Hotel, then the Buchanan Hotel.
In the 1940s and 50s it was known as Ferrari (The Corner House) restaurant. During the Ferrari hay days the place was used for pre match team lunches for Celtic Football teams.
The Buchanan Bar was next door to the well-known Five Ways Bar.
The Five Ways Lounge and The Buchanan Bar on the left hand side.
The Buchanan Bar and Lounge and Restaurant sold Tennent’s Lager.
By the late 1950s and 60s Thomas G Dick was licensee of these premises which was now a public house owned by Tennent Caledonian Breweries.
The main pub was on the ground floor there was a staircase which took you upstairs, the first floor was the Lounge Bar, second floor was the Oak Room which was used as a function room. The Off Sales was entered from the main street.
One of the workers in the Buchanan Bar was a Mr Dudley Walker for 1967-69, he remembers the manager Davie Bennett who hailed from Jersey. In 1972 the licensee was a Mr Kenneth William James Beaton.
Thanks to Mr Dudley Walker.
Do you remember this old favourite Bar in the City? If so please leave a comment.