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A pub with a nationally important historic interior

A pub with a nationally important historic interior, the result of CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect and promote the most important historic pub interiors in the country.

GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE VALLEY - Glasgow, Govan, Old Toll Bar

An historic pub interior of national importance

1-3 Paisley Road West, Glasgow, G51 1LF

Tel: (0141) 258 4830


Opening Hours: 11-11; 11-midnight Fri&Sat; 12.30-11 Sun

Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Anderston) and Bus Stop

Listed Status: Grade B

Listed Building Reference: 33525

Listing Date: 1986

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Glasgow's finest pub interior, situated in the ground floor of a three-storey tenement built in 1860 and remodelled in 1892-3. One hundred years ago, there were many ornate pubs like this throughout the city, as publicans went to great lengths to outshine their competitors at a time when skilled labour was cheap. This is one of the last remaining Victorian 'palace pubs' in Glasgow; sadly, similar interiors have been ripped out in recent times only to be replaced by poorer quality modern fittings. The large bar has a magnificent dark wooden back gantry incorporating two sets of four whisky casks either side of a mirrored centrepiece, a pediment and central clock. There was a tier of smaller barrels in the recess below the large barrels but they were removed some time ago. The original long bar counter with some part glazed short partitions has a new polished stone top.

Old Toll Bar, Glasgow, Govan