Early opening pubs on Sunday mornings?

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Early opening pubs on Sunday mornings?

Postby theduke » Tue May 15, 2007 8:10 pm

Wonder if anyone can help? Early last Sunday morning, around 6am, me and my mate decided we would go for a drink :roll: Tried the usual suspects, like The Budgie in Blochairn, Iron Horse in West Nile St, then down to the Barras, but all to no avail. Then it dawned on us it was Sunday, to be fair a few refreshments had been taken already ::): . Just wondered for future reference if there were ANY pubs that open in Glasgow before 12-30 pm on Sundays? You would think there had to be for nightshift workers and the like, or do our licensing laws totally outlaw this?
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue May 15, 2007 8:25 pm

or do our licensing laws totally outlaw this?


yes . Alec will fix this when scotland is independent.
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Postby theduke » Tue May 15, 2007 8:45 pm

::): ::):

Actually, someone should fix this. I passed the pub called McKinnons at Glasgow Cross this morning at 9am on my way to work, and it was open alright! I just don't see what the difference is between a Sunday and a Tuesday, apart from the religious angle, you know, with it being the Sabbath etc.
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Postby tobester » Wed May 16, 2007 5:56 pm

as far i was lead to believe the sunday licensing laws were set up by the church, hence the 12.30 start.


i always joked that this reason was because the only person to be pissed in a church/chapel etc on a sunday is the person in the dog collar ::):
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Postby MotoMad » Wed May 16, 2007 5:59 pm

theduke wrote:::): ::):

Actually, someone should fix this. I passed the pub called McKinnons at Glasgow Cross this morning at 9am on my way to work, and it was open alright! I just don't see what the difference is between a Sunday and a Tuesday, apart from the religious angle, you know, with it being the Sabbath etc.



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Postby dave2 » Wed May 16, 2007 7:12 pm

Supermarkets are also not allowed to sell alcohol before 12.30pm on a Sunday, but can sell it from 8am other days of the week, until 10pm in most cases.
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Postby Blackheathboy » Mon May 21, 2007 1:13 pm

The Wetherspoons pubs mostly open at 9am on a Sunday so the licensing laws can't be strictly 12:30.
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Postby theduke » Mon May 21, 2007 2:45 pm

Ah, but are they serving alcohol then? It may just be soft drinks and tea/coffees.
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Postby dougie79 » Mon May 21, 2007 3:31 pm

The weatherspoons down here in Manchester opens at 8am and serve beer and spirits after 8.30. Is great as I work nights.

The law may be different down here as everything else bloody well is!

The pubs should think about night shif workers.
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon May 21, 2007 9:31 pm

There was some sports event on TV on a Sunday morning and lwayers combved the law to see if they could even open never mind serve alcohol. I think with a nod and a wink Argyll let soem hotels serve coffee.
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Postby AlanM » Tue May 22, 2007 8:26 am

The Esquire House in Anniesland opens on Sunday mornings but only for breakfast, teas and coffee (no alcohol till 12:30)
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Re: Early opening pubs on Sunday mornings?

Postby Zero » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:20 pm

Indeed, all the Wetherspoons in Glasgow open at 9am on Sundays, but they don't serve any alcohol until 12.30pm (11am every other day) due to Scottish licensing laws. Sends some of the punters from down south and elsewhere in a bit of a twist. :roll:
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Re: Early opening pubs on Sunday mornings?

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:45 am

Glasgow First goes for the Jakey vote.

After sitting on the board for the last four years and doing nothing Andy Muir and his fellow soon to be unemployed chancers have voted for Glasgow pubs to open at 10:00 on a Sunday morning.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/political-news/citys-pubs-get-go-ahead-for-early-sunday-opening.17393461
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Re: Early opening pubs on Sunday mornings?

Postby The Egg Man » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:10 am

Just a wee typo but Dex's post should read 11:00.
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Re: Early opening pubs on Sunday mornings?

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:00 pm

The Egg Man wrote:Just a wee typo but Dex's post should read 11:00.

Thanks Egg man I should have waited till 11:00 before I downed my cocktail of Bel-Air and milk with a Breaker malt Liquor chaser.
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