59 Cambridge Street, Glasgow. G3 6QX. Tel: 0141 230 3248.
This popular Cambridge Street pub opened in 1966 built by Tennent Caledonian Breweries as the Waldorf. This busy pub occupied the site of a new multi storey office block near to Sauchiehall Street.
Thomas George Dick was licensee and manager Mr Jim F Claven was assisted by his wife Margaret D Claven. Other members of the family Ronnie and Helen Claven worked from time to time in the bar. Jim and Margaret and family immigrated in 1968 for a new life in Australia. Jim and Margaret once managed the Frying Pan Bar near Glasgow University.
Manager of the Waldorf Mr Jim F Claven and his wife Margaret D Claven . 1966.
In 1970 a new feature in Tennent’s pubs was the Ploughman’s Lunch, crusty bread and Scottish cheese, pickles, etc. was to be served in Lauder’s, Sauchiehall Street, The Kind Man’s, Pollokshaws Road, The Fotheringay, Nithsdale Road, The Horse Shoe Bar, Drury Street and the Waldorf, Cambridge Street.
Interior view of the Waldorf. 1966.
The Waldorf. 2008. This was the end of the Waldorf Bar.
The Cambridge. 2011.
To read the original Cambridge Bar click here.
It seems that this 1960s pub changes its name every couple of years.
It’s now called Maracas Cafe, a South American eatery.
Do you remember this 1960s Pub? If so please leave a comment.