Billy Gold, the owner of the Heilan Jessie, has recently announced that he will be selling the beloved pub that he has been in his family for around 37 years! The change of hands is set to take place on the 18th of April 2023.
For many, the Heilan Jessie has been more than just a local watering hole. It has been a place of friendship and community, where people have come together to share good times and memories. Billy has been at the heart of this, not just as a pub owner but as a friend to many.
Billy’s affable personality and warm nature have made him a favorite among customers. He has always been a listening ear and is an enthusiast of Glasgow’s pub history. Many have come to the pub not just for the drinks and the atmosphere but for Billy’s company and the sense of belonging that he has created.
Billy’s journey has not been without its challenges. In 2013, his wife, Josephine, passed away after a short battle with cancer. Her passing was a devastating blow for Billy and the community, and many regulars remember the pub as a place where Josephine’s presence could still be felt.
Over the years, Billy has supported Old Glasgow Pubs in many ways, even sponsoring the booklet ‘Up & Doon the Gallowgate’ that he sells at the pub too.
Thankfully all of the staff will keep their jobs and I’m sure the new owner will not change anything in the pub!
It is hard to imagine the Heilan Jessie without Billy. However, we wish him all the best in his retirement and future endeavors. Thanks for being such a big supporter of Old Glasgow Pubs Billy. Cheers!
If you would like to read about the history of this great pub, click here