A GLASGOW pub is fighting back after developers submitted plans to demolish it.

The Iron Horse bar on West Nile Street is one of three popular businesses under threat.

The popular pub has been part of Glasgow's fabric since 1872 and continues to be family-run.

Jennifer Brooks and her father Eddie Brooks currently run the business which attracts customers from across the world.

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The owners said the pub is going to 'fight back' against the developers who have earmarked it for demolition to make way for an unknown hotel chain.

Blue Lagoon and O Sole Mio restaurant are also facing possible demolition if city planners give the hotel the go-ahead.

Applicants George Capital have described the buildings, which are over 100-years-old, as 'not of special interest' and 'incapable of being suitably repaired or refurbished' in their assessment.

They also cited dampness is their reasons for demolition, which the owners claim was the result of a blocked drain that was 'sorted out with very little drama'.

Jennifer posted an impassioned defence of her family pub on social media.

She said: "There has been a pub on this site since 1872. While the architecture of the building is not too significant we feel that the history of the building is the history of the people here. The Iron Horse is family-run and one of the few independent businesses that survive in the City Centre.

"We feel that when visitors come to our amazing city they should be offered something more than a sad line of boarded up shops, chain coffee shops and hotels.

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"The Iron Horse is a traditional Scottish pub which offers visitors quality Scottish food and drinks as well as the Glaswegian banter and friendly faces that this city is famous for."

She added: "We provide an attraction for visitors but we are also an important part of the lives of many, many Glaswegians. We are the home of veterans’ clubs, union meetings, sports and hobby clubs and we are a famous meeting point for Tartan Army football fans from all over the world.

"We are the venue that our wider Iron Horse family have used for generations of birthdays, christenings, funerals, civil partnerships, Christmas drinks, pre-theatre drinks, nights out, marriage proposals, lunch breaks, karaoke, business meetings and the occasional quiet pint.

"The business is thriving and we are busier than we have ever been. This is down to our incredible staff, some of whom have worked here for 5, 10, 20+ years. It is also down to our amazing customers from near and far who have shown us such support over the years.

"There is an application to build a hotel on this site in the future but rest-assured we will be fighting for our own special place in this special city."

As previously reported by the Evening Times, plans for hotel and a complete demolition of the buildings within a conservation area have been submitted to Glasgow City Council.

The submission is due to go before planning bosses.