One of Glasgow's most-loved and recognised pubs will change hands after being in the same family for 40 years.

The news broke today that the Clancy family are putting the Laurieston on the market, and there can be no doubt that their successor will be taking on an establishment that is firmly nestled in the hearts of punters all over the city. 

Known for its retro interior that has remained largely unchanged since the 1960s, visiting the Laurieston is like stepping back in time. 

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While the Clancys have assured it will be business as usual until the right choice is made to pass the baton, it remains uncertain if the pub will continue to be the nostalgia hub it is now. 

With that in mind, we take a look back at the beloved boozer.

After being run by local business tycoon Alexander Wiseman for thirty years, the Graham family took over the Bridge Street pub in 1865. They were a family of pub entrepreneurs and looked after the establishment until the Alexanders took over from them in the 1930s.

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The Clancys were handed the baton in 1982, meaning the pub has been well taken care of by families since the Victorian era.

Regular customers or those who have popped in for a drink once or twice will know the pub's most iconic features are its oldest.

Vintage posters for the Glasgow Subway and 'oven-fresh pies' adorn the walls, along with photographs of old Glasgow and newspaper clippings from times gone by.

Glasgow Times: Joseph Clancy, whose dad and uncle have run the pub for 40 yearsJoseph Clancy, whose dad and uncle have run the pub for 40 years (Image: Gordon Terris)

Its timeless appearance is perhaps one of many reasons it has provided a starring role in many productions over the years, from Young Adam starring Ewan McGregor to music videos by local bands such as Franz Ferdinand and The Fratellis.

More recently, the Laurieston was chosen to be the artwork of an album created by members of a record club who would regularly meet there to talk about their love for music over a pint.  

Michael John McCarthy who co-released the album, said of the Laurieston: “The hospitality is incredible. I've been going for 10 years now. They do the best pint of Guinness in Glasgow.

"It's a great community of people and it's probably the friendliest bar in the city."

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