The Lovat - Yoker

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The Lovat - Yoker

Postby yoker brian » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:06 am

Considering I've lived in the area for 30 odd years , I'm ashamed to say I made my first visit to the Lovat on Thursday, to catch up with an old colleague of mine.

The pub wasnt too busy at the most there was little more than half a dozen patrons & the obligatory dug.

I have an unwritten rule about drinking too close to home , (too many people know you, too many bams trying to sell you watches/steak/dvds..) but what a welcome we had.

No more city centre or west end bars for me - stay close to home and support your local pub.

Here's a couple of postcard's from 1896-1906

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Colin Robb's Inn, Yoker 1898 by Brian Kelly, on Flickr

This thatched roof coaching inn was a well known feature of the village of for many years, and was located next to the current Lovat Bar. The building was destroyed by fire during the first night of the Clydebank Blitz on 13 March 1941


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Old Yoker by Brian Kelly, on Flickr

The 3 story sandstone building was built in 1903 is the Lovat building (the top 2 floors were removed after sustaining damage on the first night of the blitz)
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Re: The Lovat - Yoker

Postby hillbilly » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:57 pm

Yup my local too. Nice wee pub no one bothers you, and always freindly .
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Re: The Lovat - Yoker

Postby banjo » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:14 pm

great choice lads.i was a regular in the lovat for about twenty years,dont go out much these days[alexanders]is my port of call when i do.the lovat has always been a place for a quiet pint in peace,was a great darts shop back in the day.
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Re: The Lovat - Yoker

Postby yoker brian » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:32 pm

Never been in any of the other pubs around Yoker either.

Station Bar, Boundary, Anchorage (Closed soon to be retail unit) , The Wharf (Closed) , Jarvies, Smugglers (Closed) or the Corryvreckan (ex Dry Dock).
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Re: The Lovat - Yoker

Postby The Egg Man » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:45 pm

There's never been a time when your local pub needed your custom more.
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Re: The Lovat - Yoker

Postby robertpool » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:38 pm

My sister managed the Lovet (for a short time) around 20 years ago. It's a 'Rovers Return' type pub; there never seems enough people use it and you wonder how it survives ..... but it does.
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Re: The Lovat - Yoker

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:48 am

My niece and nephew (in law - is there such a thing?) live across from the Corryvrechan and according to them, there was an exchange between customers on Friday/Saturday night. The view from their windows was of glasses and battles being exchanged between punters who were summarily barred from the premises.
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Re: The Lovat - Yoker

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:24 pm

I thought the average age in the Corryvrechan was 70
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Re: The Lovat - Yoker

Postby edward carolan » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:25 pm

Obiously problematic and feisty for their age, Once barred are they going f# up the Leven. Get the dart ready boys !!!!!!
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