170 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow.
The Old Hundred Acre Inn sat at the corner of Port Dundas Road and 2 Forth Street. This old inn is said to have a date of 1799 and the licence had continued in unbroken line. I have a different view of this old inn, it was indeed an old established business dating from the 1830s, landlord Alexander Wright held the licence for five years, his wife then took over the certificate for a further five years.
Over the years publicans came and went until 1879 when Daniel Boyle acquired the business, when Mr Boyle passed away around 1893, his wife Bridget took over the business. She was very successful here but sold the inn in 1906 the inn closed for good in 1907.
Mrs Bridget Boyle had a thorough training to the business, her late husband showed her all that was needed to run a wine and spirit business, it was in her favour that she took everything in, as it wasn’t long before she had to do all the ordering and stock the old inn with good liquor.
1831-1840 Alexander Wright.
1845-1855 Mrs Wright.
1860-1865 Robert Goold.
1870-1873 Joseph Spence.
1875-1878 James Baker.
1879-1892 Daniel Boyle.
1892-1905 Bridget Boyle.
1906-1907 Mr J McGuckin.
Other pubs on Port Dundas Road…in 1899.
1 Port Dundas Road sat at the corner of Cowcaddens, the Gushet Bar, owned by Robert W Armstrong.
29 Port Dundas Road sat at the corner of 21 Garscadden Street owned by William Aird.
31-33 Port Dundas Road was owned by James Sloan.
34 Port Dundas Road was owned by William Hillcoat.
40 Port Dundas Road was owned by James Gilmour, this pub became known as Bennet’s Bar.
55 Port Dundas Road, the Station Bar was owned by Philip Duffy.
86 Port Dundas Road was owned by John Alston.
90 Port Dundas Road sat at the corner of 77 Milton Street, owned by Peter N Roy.