Blantyre Pubs

Blantyre Pubs and Clubs

Historical and Contemporary Pubs & Clubs in Blantyre, Lanarkshire

An accurate list and definitive history of all 78 Blantyre Pubs, by their names, past and present is compiled here by Blantyre Project, telling their stories in detail, something never been attempted before. (Although other Blantyre Historians in the 1990’s have listed out about 30 before but put no history against it.) With 17 further Clubs and 3 Hotels, for the first time, exclusively researched here, a definitive detailed history of Blantyre’s Pubs & Clubs is told with fact, often illustrated, accessed below.

A illustrated, detailed history of all Blantyre’s Pubs and Clubs is being compiled for release in the forthcoming book, “Blantyre – Pubs & Clubs” by Paul Veverka for release in 2018.


1. The Cornerstone – Blantyre Main Streetx1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
2. Sheriffs Pub and Bruce’s Pub – formerly of High Blantyre x3
3. Logan’s Public House – formerly of High Blantyre x5
4. Steele’s Public House – formerly of High Blantyre x3
5. Downie’s Public House – formerly of High Blantyre x2
6. Caledonian Bar (The Heilandman’s Bar) – formerly in High Blantyre
7. Carrigan’s Public House – Main Street
8. Victoria Bar – Main Street
9. Vals Public House – Main Street
10. Macs Bar – in former Spiers Building
11. Bruce’s Pub – Main Street
12. Caledonian Bar (Heilan’mans) – Main Street
13. Shank’s Public House – Main Street
14. The Red Lion Bar – Main Street
15. The Kirkton Bar or Kirkton Vaults – Main Street
16. Strang’s Pub – Main Street

High Blantyre
17. Auchinraith Vaults – Main Street
18. Matts Bar – Main Street
19. Athletic Bar – Main Street
20. The Plough Inn – Main Street
21. JB Struthers – Main Street
22. The Apollo – Main Street
23. Blantir Inn – Main Street
24. Whistleberry’s Pub – Main Street
25. Columbella Bar – Main Street

26. The Red Burn Farm – At Priestfield / Hillhouse Rd Pt 2 x3

27. The Larkfield Bar – The history of the pub x3
28. Finbars – Broompark Road
29. The Manhatten – Broompark Road
30. John Carrigans Blantyre – on Broompark Road
31. Carriagns Blantyre – new development
32. The Cross Keys – Larkfield
33. McTavish’s Public House – Larkfield
34. The Doon Inn – Broompark Road
35. Papa Franks – Broompark Road
36. The (new) Larkfield – Broompark Road

The Village
37. The Village Bar – at Station Road. Brief History x6

38. Blakely’s Bar – at Causeystanes x4
39. The Causeystones Public House – formerly at Broompark Rd x1

 Low Blantyre
40. The Central Bar – formerly at Glasgow Road x6
41. The Cosy Corner – Glasgow Road pub at corner Greenside St x3
42. The Volunteer Arms – formerly on Glasgow Rd x3 glasgow
43. The Cross Guns – former pub on Glasgow Rd x3 glasgow
44. The Blantyre Arms – at Stonefield x1
45. Robertson’s Public House – Anderson’s Buildings
46. The Winks Inn – on Glasgow to Hamilton Road x3 glasgow
47. Fallon’s Bar – Glasgow Road
48. The West End Bar – Glasgow Road corner of Bardykes x9 glasgow
49. The Priory Bar – Glasgow Road corner at Logan Street x5 glasgow
50. The Wellington Bar – Glasgow Road north at Clark Street
51. Stafford’s Bar – Glasgow Road
52. Livingstonian or Livingstone Bar – Glasgow Road at Forrest St
53. The Tap Shoap – Glasgow Road at Forrest Street
54. Sprott’s Public House – Glasgow Road at Elm Street
55. The Smiddy Inn / Smiddy Bar – Glasgow Road at Elm Street x5 glasgow
56. The Castle Vaults (Black Diamond) – Glasgow Road at John St
57. The Ale House – Nimmo’s Buildings, Glasgow Road South
58. Masterton’s Pub – at Clydeview, Glasgow Road

59. The Barnhill Tavern – Bardykes Road
60. The Hoolets Nest and later Hoolets – Bardykes Road

61. Bell’s Pub – at Allison Place, across from McCaffries
62. William Harvey’s Pub – At Henderson’s Buildings
63. Horseshoe Bar or Kelly’s Pub – At Henderson’s Buildings glasgow
64. McCaffrie’s Pub – beside Robertson’s Factory
65. Cobbler’s Pub – at Elm Street

66. John Struther’s Pub – History Priory Inn Part 1 x1
67. Murdoch’s / Pepper’s Pub – History Priory Inn Part 2 x1
68. Commercial Bar – History Priory Inn Part 3 x15
69. The Priory Inn – History Priory Inn Part 4 x22
70. Clive Place – The Craig family former pub x5 glasgow
71. The Old Original – corner Stonefield Road x8 glasgow
72. Stonefield Tavern (Teddies) – Glasgow Road x1 glasgow
73. The Red Lion  – Stonefield Road
74. The British Workmen’s Public House – Stonefield x1

75. Springpark Pub Auchentibber – and Leggat Ancestry Pt 2 x14
76. Peasweep Public House – former Blantyre pub x1
77. McIntyre’s Inn – at corner of Parkneuk
78. The Auchentibber Inn – owned by JBH Struthers

1. Auchinraith Social Club
2. Bananas
3. Blantyre Bowling Club
4. Blantyre Celtic Club
5. Blantyre Vics
6. Blue Moon
7. Caspers
8. Columba Club
9. Corner Pocket Snooker Club
10. Hastie’s Farm
11. Miner’s Welfare
12. Rascals
13. Stanley Hotel
14. St Josephs Hall
15. Union Jack Club
16. YMCA Social Club
17. Ziegfields
18. Miners Welfare

1. Crossbasket Castle – Stoneymeadow
2. The Parkville – Glasgow Road
2. Red Stones Hotel (formerly Whistleberrys) – Main Street

1. Robert Thomsons – Hunthill Road
2. Rankin’s – Glasgow Road

Results: 55 articles – more uploaded shortly.
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This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 Article in book, “Blantyre Project – Journey in Time” series by Paul Veverka
glasgow Article in book “Blantyre Glasgow Road – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka

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