A historic pub interior of regional importance
Listed Status: Not listed22 Paisley Road West
Tel: (0141) 429 0665
Nearby Station: Exhibition Centre (Glasgow)
Station Distance: 950m
Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Exhibition Centre (Glasgow)) and Bus Stop
View on: Whatpub
Single storey building with an island bar interior from the inter-war period with some post-war embellishments. The island bar counter has a terrazzo trough all around the base and the top appears old with banks of founts. The island gantry looks inter-war.
Single storey building with an island bar interior from the inter-war period with some post-war embellishments. The island bar counter has a terrazzo trough all around the base and the top appears old with banks of founts but carpet was added to the front in the 1960s. The island gantry looks like the inter-war one but there are Formica covered shelves and one fridge i.e. lower section looks more modern than the top. Note the old till drawer at the rear of the gantry. There are four pieces of 1960s seating and the dado panelling looks more 1960s than inter-war.
Note the metal bars or hooped stall attached to the bar counter for bar staff operating a waiter service – was still done on a Saturday night for patrons in the rear sitting room, which has 1970s fixed seating. The doors to the office and to the cellar on the rear left have two rare painted glass panels – one of a lady painter and the other of a gentlemen sculptor - allegedly dating back to the 1870s and by Knox Brothers, who supplied similar panels to many Glasgow pubs. There are four smaller painted panels – two above and two below – in each door. In a frame is the portrait of Sir Tom Vallace one of the founding members of Rangers Football Club – he once owned the pub.