821 Shettleston Road, Shettleston, Glasgow. G32 7NR. Closed.
John B Deans bar. The address then was 39 Main Street Shettleston. Note the wooden shutters on the windows. The sign on the window is for Tennents Lager.
Effingham Deans opened this pub in 1875 and living at 33 Main Street, Shettleston. Effingham Deans has been trading as a vintner in Glasgow since 1835 at 80 Trongate.
John B Deans refurbished the bar in 1902.
In the News 1953…
Mr Effingham Deans, a well-known licence-holder in Shettleston, Glasgow, and his son, Mr John B. Deans, figured in the rink representing Shettleston Burns Club which recently won the McLennan Trophy, a bowling cup awarded in an annual contest open to all Burns Clubs in Scotland. The presentation of the trophy, pictured here, took place in Sandyhills Bowling Club. 1953.
In the early 1960s the Deans family extended their premises to the shop next door and made it their new family department (Off Sales.) At the opening was John B Deans, Effingham Deans and Rangers footballer William (Willy) Woodburn. The local women, children and men queued up inside and out to get a glimpse of the big man.
Do you know any of the locals here?
From left to right are Barman, John B Deans, Willie Woodburn and Effie Deans.
Miss Irene Deans with father John B Deans. 1970.
Miss Irene Deans, grand daughter of Effingham Deans, Shettleston Road, well-known Glasgow publican who has held a licence for 53 years, leaves for her wedding to Norman Whitelaw with her father John B Deans. The reception was in the St. Enoch Hotel. 1970.
Shettleston Road with Deans Bar in the background and the Town Tavern on the right. 1960s.
Deans Bar 1960s.
The last time I passed this pub there was a sign above the door TO LET.
Its a shame Deans bar is now closed for good. A public house that has been here for well over a hundred years. Deans was once a family name in the east end of the city.
Do you remember Deans Bar? If so please leave a comment.