A LANDMARK Glasgow pub is poised for a £275,000 makeover after being taken over by a well-known city operator, writes Scott Wright.

The Thornwood in Patrick, believed to be one of Glasgow’s first Art Deco pubs, is scheduled to re-launch in the second half of March following a refurbishment which its new owners say will be sympathetic to its heritage.

The outlet will be run by Glaswegian licensee Marc Ferrier, co-owner of the Admiral Bar on Waterloo Street, alongside business partner Kenny Hamilton, who hope the revamped venue will appeal to a broad audience in its neighbourhood. They expect to create 13 jobs.

The operators have leased The Thornwood from Star Pubs & Bars, the UK pub division of Dutch brewing giant Heineken, and have pledged to restore original features such as panelling, cornicing and wooden bar with brass fittings. They also aim to reveal “hidden features” by exposing brickwork and sandstone.

Mr Ferrier, who has worked in pubs in Glasgow for 20 years, said: “l feel fortunate to have found a second pub with so much potential here.

“We want to give The Thornwood a new lease of life and make it somewhere that residents feel proud to have in their neighbourhood. There’s not a traditional pub serving food in the area and our aim is to fill that gap.”