An Ibrox pub is set to welcome new outdoor seating, a comedy venue and bar to host pre and post match hospitality during games at Ibrox as part of a makeover.

The Park Bar on Paisley Road West is undergoing a £173,000 refurbishment.

Work has started on transforming the interior of the pub to enhance the neighbourhood, with new windows, signage and lighting.

If given the go-ahead by city planners, a south facing cafe style area for seating for 20 will be created on the pavement.

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The interior will be given a traditional look, with artwork and decoration celebrating Govan's history.

The furniture and toilets will be replaced and a new kitchen installed so that home made food can be introduced.

A cellar upgrade will include state of the art dispense technology and hot drinks will be served all day and the range of spirits and wines extended.

BT and Sky Sports will be installed along with high definition screens and a wide range of sports will be shown.

The makeover will also reopen a disused cellar bar.

Renamed Jimmy’s Bar, it will host stand up comedy and entertainment throughout the year and pre and post match hospitality during games at Ibrox.

Experienced licensee Donny McIntyre – whose family run The Amethyst on Govan Road at Linthouse – is taking on the pub.

Mr McIntyre said: “There’s nowhere to better to have a pub than Glasgow. Govan is a fantastic part of the city and The Park Bar was too good an opportunity to miss.

"It’s a much-loved institution for football fans on match days. I want to broaden its appeal and make it somewhere the whole community enjoys year-round too.”

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He is also committed to improving service for football fans on match days, adding: “We’ll open earlier, serve people more quickly and offer food – including a special Govan breakfast."

The refurbishment is part of an investment by Heineken into its Star Pubs and Bars estate.

Star Pubs & Bars operations director for Scotland, Brian Davidson: “Our investment in Glasgow is a sign of our confidence in the future of Scotland’s pubs. We’re thinking big and investing substantially in order to attract new customers and establish great pubs that will stand the test of time.

“Donny is a highly experienced and well-respected licensee. We’re delighted to be joining forces with him to give The Park Bar a new lease of life. It will be transformed and much more comfortable when it reopens with many more reasons for people to visit.”

Heineken is investing £4 million in its Star Pubs & Bars estate in Scotland in 2019, and have already been involved in the refurbishment of The Thornwood on Dumbarton Road.