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John's Bar.

110 Tobago Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow.


John's Bar

This old established pub was once called Lyall's Bar.

Michael Lynch son of John Lynch of the Old Barn's, London Road ran this pub for a short while.

William Lyall

William Lyall.

It is probably better known by the locals as Lyall's Bar, William Lyall took the pub over in 1923, he was born in Rothiemay, Banffshire and had been associated in the licensed trade since 1901. He was also a member of the Glasgow and District Licensed Trade Defence Association the Royalty Burns Club and the Ex-Ploughman's Association as well as the Aberdeenshire and Moray and Banffshire Ploughing Associations. He was a keen Freemason and founder member of Lodge Abercromby. William died suddenly on 16th January 1951, he was survived by his wife and two sons.

Lyalls interior

Interior of Lyall's Bar 1965. The occasion was proprietor J Lyall being presented with the Tennent challenge cup which he won at Ayr races in July 1965 when he placed the first four runners in the Tennents Trophy Race. He kept the cup for a year he also won 24 complimentary paddock tickets for the races. In the photograph is left to right T G Dick, sales manager of J & R Tennent Ltd, Mr I Lyall, Mr J Lyall and Mr P Scott, sales director of J & R Tennent Ltd.

The last time I passed this pub it was closed down.

John's Bar 2005

John's Bar. 2005.

Johns Bar 2009

John's Bar. 2009.


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