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Stirling Castle pub

Postby Oldandbold » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:24 am

Just back from a long sojourn in OZ ,so hi again all. Surprised to see the Stirling Castle on Old Dumbarton Rd now gone along with the Overflow opposite. Anyone know what happened to this once popular and busy pub. ?
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Re: Stirling Castle pub

Postby Josef » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:08 pm

Oldandbold wrote:Just back from a long sojourn in OZ ,so hi again all. Surprised to see the Stirling Castle on Old Dumbarton Rd now gone along with the Overflow opposite. Anyone know what happened to this once popular and busy pub. ?


Unhelpful post, since I don't know, but I had rather wondered that myself. There was also an Overflow 2 pub, if I recall.

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Re: Stirling Castle pub

Postby banjo » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:58 pm

the stirling castle gone 8O i wetted all three of my childrens heads in there.1983,1986,1989.ah well the memories will live forever.
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Re: Stirling Castle pub

Postby InkMan » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:13 pm

When I attended a training course in Yorkhill Hospital in March I was told that it had recently shut and without any warning or notice.
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Re: Stirling Castle pub

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:22 pm

The working class population if it still exists are drinking elsewhere. Dukes bar has re established itself down the street and The Goat has gone. The only original bar left in Finnieston is The Grove, every other one along Dumbarton Road has gone for a younger and moneyed clientele. Brewdog has established itself in what was once a tough spot for lease holders. Oh and The Snaffle Bit still survives.
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Re: Stirling Castle pub

Postby neilmc » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:27 pm

Josef wrote: There was also an Overflow 2 pub, if I recall.


This would have been the Outside Inn, on the corner of Radnor St. and Argyle St., which was the third pub in the area owned by the Main family at that time.

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Re: Stirling Castle pub

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:39 pm

Alfie's is open on the opposite corner and some new gastro pub (Ox cheeks anyone?)has opened on the site of The Stirling Castle.

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Re: Stirling Castle pub

Postby InkMan » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:29 am

Dexter/Anyone,

Apologies as I can't find out how to copy images from Google Street View.

Would you remember what the name of the pubs now called Lebowski's and The Brass Monkey that sit on the opposite side of teh junction of Argyll Street and Kent Road in the late nineties? I used to drink in the Lebowski's place with my MOD colleagues from the building in the Skypark area. One of the few places I have ever seen that had sawdust on the floor.

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Re: Stirling Castle pub

Postby sandabound » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:59 pm

InkMan wrote:Dexter/Anyone,

Apologies as I can't find out how to copy images from Google Street View.

Would you remember what the name of the pubs now called Lebowski's and The Brass Monkey that sit on the opposite side of teh junction of Argyll Street and Kent Road in the late nineties? I used to drink in the Lebowski's place with my MOD colleagues from the building in the Skypark area. One of the few places I have ever seen that had sawdust on the floor.

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Re: Stirling Castle pub

Postby The Egg Man » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:34 pm

InkMan wrote:Dexter/Anyone,

Apologies as I can't find out how to copy images from Google Street View.

Would you remember what the name of the pubs now called Lebowski's and The Brass Monkey that sit on the opposite side of teh junction of Argyll Street and Kent Road in the late nineties? I used to drink in the Lebowski's place with my MOD colleagues from the building in the Skypark area. One of the few places I have ever seen that had sawdust on the floor.

Thanks


Brass Monkey was, amongst other names, The Two Ways. More at http://www.oldglasgowpubs.co.uk/twoways.html

Lebowski was The Sandyford.http://www.oldglasgowpubs.co.uk/sandyford.html
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Re: Stirling Castle pub

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:14 pm

InkMan wrote:Dexter/Anyone,

Apologies as I can't find out how to copy images from Google Street View.



Thanks

You need to take a screen shot

on the mac pro it's
Screenshots on Macintosh
To take a screenshot on a Mac, three keys need to be held down at the same time:

Command + Shift + 4
A new bullseye-like cursor will appear, and you can drag to select the area of the screen for the screenshot
Command + Shift + 3
This will take a screenshot of the entire screen
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Re: Stirling Castle pub

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:16 pm

It saves as a PNG so you'll need image software eg Photoshop to convert it to a jpeg.
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Re: Stirling Castle pub

Postby InkMan » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:50 pm

Cheers Egg man and Dexter.
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Re: Stirling Castle pub

Postby Scotty100 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:02 pm

The Stirling Castle was bought a number of years ago by a thoroughly nice chap called Robert Jackson who also had a pub in Dumbarton and a wee hotel in Cardross. Not sure if he also took over The Overflow. They all seemed to close or change hands at the same time.
A sign of how difficult it is to survive on such narrow margins in the licence trade today.

I live in Old Kilpatrick and between here and the next village of Bowling there where six pubs. Now only two survive, The Ettrick and The Bay Inn which has survived as a traditional boozer since 1790.
OK the Glen Lusset has re-opened but I am told some nights there are not enough customers to keep the doors open.
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Re: Stirling Castle pub

Postby banjo » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:16 pm

the Ettrick always had a good reputation as a well ran establishment.the beer garden could do with a tidy up at times though.the bay inn sometimes does not open until 1 pm grrr.
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