429 Gallowgate, Glasgow. G40 2DY. Tel: 0141 564 1061.
The Auld House, 1991. Originally called Mac’s Bar.
Established in the 1850’s.
When the original Auld Hoose was demolished on the Gallowgate this old pub changed it’s name to The Auld Hoose, when the original Wee Mans closed down further along the Gallowgate it changed it’s name again to the Wee Mans.
Mac’s Bar 1930’s.
In 1889 this pub was intended to be sold for a massive £525 by Joseph Storrie, residing at 457 Gallowgate Street, to Walter Eadie, residing at 353 Paisley Road. The deal was agreed to go ahead, but Waler Eadie backed out of the deal, leaving Mr Storrie out of pocket.
Joseph Storrie took Walter Eadie to court in December of 1889 for the difference in price that he was promised as well as expenses for advertising and reselling.
Members can click here to read the entry from the National Guardian regarding this court case.
The first pub in the city to sell draught beer was in this old pub. Licensee John Fraser boasted that it was 12 degrees colder than Loch Katrine running at the pump. Mr Fraser had the following poster put up in his pub. “Fill thee a can with sparkling ale, quaff quick the foaming liquor. “But pledge each neighbour as you drain the nectar in the bicker. “And as you quaff the nut-brown draught just think of that good fellow who first from out the drink for gods cold ale could draw so mellow.”
The Wee mans 2005. see the original WeeMans at number 361 Gallowgate.
Interior view of the Wee Man’s, 2006.
This hook was for transporting the large barrels to and from the cellar. The owner has made this a feature in the bar.
To read more on the pubs on the Gallowgate read up & Doon the Gallowgate by John Gorevan. A copy can be bought for a few pounds at the Hielan Jessie on the Gallowgate or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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