Has 'The Aragon' on Byres Rd ever had a refurb?

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Has 'The Aragon' on Byres Rd ever had a refurb?

Postby yonza bam » Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:25 pm

As far as I'm concerned, it's the only pub on Byres Road that's never been refurbed - since the early 70s, anyway. I'm being told I'm wrong about this, and I know the frontage has had a couple of makeovers, but it looks exactly the same to me inside as it did way back then. Any west end old timers on here?
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Re: Has 'The Aragon' on Byres Rd ever had a refurb?

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:03 pm

I seem to recall some sort of refurb - early to mid 90's but I don't think it was spectacular - just a tidy up and the front has been done a few times, but yes, I do remember some refurb from that period.
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Re: Has 'The Aragon' on Byres Rd ever had a refurb?

Postby The Egg Man » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:38 pm

I don't recall the Aragon interior looking other than it does now although it may well have been given a lick of paint at some point. The exterior, as oldglasgowpubs shows, has been revamped a couple of times.
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Re: Has 'The Aragon' on Byres Rd ever had a refurb?

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:39 pm

As I said to you on Gwendies site they put new toilets in which reshaped the bottom end of the bar.

Yonza and i are also looking for the previous names of the bar which is now The Three Judges.
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Re: Has 'The Aragon' on Byres Rd ever had a refurb?

Postby Bridie » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:58 am

I went into Whistlers Mother after being away for many years and it hadn't changed either from my days in the Byre same toilets/bar etc - weird experience .................... man 8O
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Re: Has 'The Aragon' on Byres Rd ever had a refurb?

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:24 am

The Aragon occupied the premises of a butchers and opened in the mid sixties. The first chargehand was a butcher in the shop. When they relocated the toilets they also opened up some more space opposite the bar. I shall consult some Aragon regulars on their recall of the changes.
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Re: Has 'The Aragon' on Byres Rd ever had a refurb?

Postby mack4 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:38 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:As I said to you on Gwendies site they put new toilets in which reshaped the bottom end of the bar.

Yonza and i are also looking for the previous names of the bar which is now The Three Judges.


Wasn't it called "Bennetts" around the 70/80s.I do remember "Wilsons" in Byres Rd being called "Owen Jones" alas it's gone now!
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