A Glasgow pub owned by a late Celtic legend has been put up for sale after 33 years. 

Former Hoops forward Harry Hood bought The Croft in 1978 and it took ten years to secure planning permission to turn it into a pub in an initially 'dry' area of the city's Southside.

He preserved and finally opened the Croftfoot venue in 1991 as a community pub serving food, showing sports games, and providing entertainment to visitors.

After more than 33 years, the family business Lisni Pub Company has placed the pub on the market. 

(Image: Lisni Pub Company)

Brian Sheldon of business sales agents Christie & Co is managing the sale at an asking price in excess of £1.35 million.  

Described as 'traditional but contemporary', the venue features a 90-cover restaurant and a large public bar.

Over the years, the pub has earned a reputation as a popular pub dubbed a 'hidden gem' of the community.

Grant Hood, the managing director of Lisini, said: “The decision to sell The Croft has not been an easy one. The Croft has been a cherished part of the Hood family for many years and has been in sole ownership of The Hoods.

"Our commitment to the community and our patrons has always been at the heart of everything we do at Lisini.

“Since our inception in 1969, Lisini Pub Company has earned a reputation for exceptional service, quality hospitality, and strong community ties.

"The decision to sell The Croft is part of a broader strategy to streamline our operations and invest more deeply in our venues and the development and well-being of our employees. 

“The sale of The Croft will allow us to focus on our remaining venues, Angels Hotel, Dalziel Park Hotel, Parkville Hotel, and The Castle Rooms, and will ensure we can continue to provide the highest standard of service and hospitality our guests have come to expect.

“We remain deeply committed to our community and our team members. Our team is the backbone of our company, and we are dedicated to providing them with the resources, training, and support they need to excel in their roles and advance their careers.

“While the sale of The Croft marks a significant change, it also opens new opportunities for Lisini Pub Company and we are committed to enhancing the experiences at our remaining venues and exploring new ways to serve our customers and community better. 

“We are grateful for the support and loyalty of our patrons in Croftfoot, Rutherglen and beyond. As we move forward, we remain steadfast in our mission to deliver unparalleled hospitality experiences and maintain our strong community connections."