32 Townhead, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow. G66 1NL. Tel: 0141 776 5711.
The Antonine. 1970.
Kirkintilloch’s first public house since the town voted ‘WET’ after almost 50 years opened in the summer of 1970. One of the Scottish & Newcastle group, the premises are named the Antonine after the Roman Wall which ran from Kirkintilloch to Crammond, near Edinburgh.
There is a Roman theme throughout the lounge and steak-house which are on separate levels. A wide menu was available at the time. Manageress was Mrs Catherine Stevenson, who had been with the company for seven years.