THERE was celebration in Glasgow’s Gorbals when local pub The Laurieston Bar was named CAMRA’s 2013 Glasgow Pub of the Year.
The Laurieston came out on top after being judged on a number of criteria, including beer quality and range, links to the local community, staff friendliness and “overall pub ambience”. The Bridge Street bar, which has been owned by the Clancy family for more than 30 years, is listed in CAMRA’s Inventory of Pub Interiors of Outstanding Historic Interest.
Stan Thompson, Glasgow CAMRA branch secretary, congratulated the team at The Laurieston Bar on the “much deserved win”.
“You will not find a more genuine example of a friendly and inviting community pub anywhere in Glasgow,” he said.
“It is not just a pub with a historic past, it is also a pub with a very bright future and it is an extremely worthy winner of the Glasgow CAMRA 2013 Pub of the Year.”