FROM THE RIDICULOUS TO THE SUBLIME….CAMBUSLANG

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You know, there are people who have been to Glasgow and only been in the Laurieston Bar. Which is fair enough, I guess.

Glasgow CAMRA should be promoting the pearl of Spoons around the centre, all accessible by the Strathclyde Daytripper ticket.

Cambuslang

21 minutes on the No.172 brings you to Cambuslang.

Where ?  Only the 27th biggest place in Scotland, that’s where.

cambu

No, me neither, though I do recall their epic 1888 Scottish FA Cup final defeat to Renton of Trainspotting fame.

And since Midge Ure comes from here it’s technically twinned with Vienna.

It was a dreich day by now and there wasn’t much to see apart from the Fire & Rescue HQ, which is nice enough but not as attractive as the bars.

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Clear signage
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Trust a pub that sells Bud

For some reason I thought the Spoons was named after Andy Fairweather Low.

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Whoever he is

It reminds me of the Capitol in South-east London; beautifully converted from a cinema to a legitimate purpose.

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Blokey
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Christmas ?

Blokes around the bar, families on the raised level, your favourite Marston beer on the bar.

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No, not Gorlovka

I really should have had Gorlovka to see what would have happened if my penultimate Spoons voucher had reduced the price below the 50p/unit threshold, but the Old Boy in front had Wainwright and my rule is follow the last pour.

Another chatty barman (this Spoons is a nightmare to keep warm, apparently), another sublime and foamy pint.

Judge me by my lacings” as Midge sang on the B side of “Sleepwalk” in 1980.

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13 thoughts on “FROM THE RIDICULOUS TO THE SUBLIME….CAMBUSLANG

  1. It’s a fine conversion. Cambuslang is also ‘famous’ for having the last remaining bar selling cask beer in the Greater Glasgow area before CAMRA came to the rescue. Never forget how bad things had got!

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