316 Argyle Street, Glasgow. G2. Closed Down.
There has been licensed premises on this site since 1844, the owner was then Thomas Glasgow trading as a spirit dealer, over the next few years it was trading as a Tavern keeper, spirit merchants, pastry bakers. When the old tavern was demolished a new licensed premises was built on the same site.
Well-known wine & spirit merchants to hold the licence were Alex Stewart, James Erskine, John Strathern, Henry Kerr, and Francis Mooney.
In the beginning of the 1900s John Strathern owned this pub, he was also proprietor of pubs in St. Vincent Street and Caledonia Road in the Gorbals.
This old pub has been closed for years now.
In the News 1971…
Anyone got a spare pianola in his attic? If so Mr Harris Park, manager of the Duke of Wellington at 316 Argyle Street, Glasgow, would like to hear from him. Mr Harris has experimented with live entertainment in his lounge, but not with a great deal of success, probably because the place is unsuited to it.
He feels, however, that a pianola would fit in perfectly with the atmosphere at the Duke of Wellington. He promises to make sure the instrument is really well looked after and will be returned to the owner on request. Over and above that he is willing to pay up to £1 a week for the use of it.
Pianolas were a tremendous vogue at one time, so there must be plenty of them about gathering dust. If anyone wants to make some money out of his, now is the chance. But, please… don’t write to me about it. Get in touch with Mr. Park at any time during licensing hours. He will be more than delighted to hear from you.
1844 Thomas Glasgow. Spirit Dealer.
1851 Alexander Rigg. Tavern Keeper.
1854 Archibald Torrance. Spirit Merchant.
1860 Mrs Torrance.
1865 William Coventry. Pastry Baker.
1869 John Wark. Pastry Baker & Spirit Merchant.
1893 Alex. Stewart.
1895 James Erskine. Spirit Merchant & Pastry Baker.
1899 John Strathern. Wine & Spirit Merchant.
1905 Henry Kerr. Wine Merchant.
1922 Francis Mooney. Wine & Spirit Merchant.
1929 William A Smith.
1931 Charles Walker. Wine Merchant.
1937 Gilbert Watson.
1950 Charles Aitchison Craig. Manager for Train & McIntyre Ltd.
1960 James Wharry.
1968 John C Carrick.
1971 Harris Park. Manager.
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