Keenan boxed clever for licence

Believe it or not, but former boxer Peter Keenan's Stable Bar was the first pub in Glasgow to be granted an all-day - 11am to 11pm - licence.

Loading Comments

And these drouthy regulars couldn't wait to avail themselves of the extra drinking time.

Younger readers will find it hard to believe but Glasgow pubs used to shut between 2.30pm and 5pm, with the shutters coming down for the night sharp on the dot of 10pm.

The howff, previously known as the Anchor Vaults and Kearney's Bar, sat on the once-bustling Lancefield Quay, on the north bank of the Clyde.

The pub, by then called the Waverley, reopened for the year of the 1988 Garden Festival, before shutting up shop for good.

Today, the site is occupied by flats and a Nisa convenience shop.

Food and drink

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

The Look Awards, a bra fitting and going veggie at Usha’s.




Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

Jam packed with Empire biscuit making.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.