A new tenant is sought for a famous Scottish pub known as a centre of the Gaelic community after its landlady stood down after more than three decades.

The pub is “an institution serving the residents, tourists, and the wider Gaelic community”, agent Graham + Sibbald said.

“The Park Bar is a well-known establishment in the ever-popular West End of Glasgow,” the agent said.

“This pub is a true gem offering a charming turn-key operation, benefitting from a healthy balance of tourist trade mixed with local clientele.

“The Park Bar is well-known establishment in Glasgow and beyond, offering an excellent range of drinks and the capacity to supply hearty pub grub.”

Graham + Sibbald also said: “The pub offers a large open plan bar seating area on the ground floor with a warm welcoming atmosphere, a wraparound bar, and a fully fitted commercial kitchen. The pub seamlessly blends traditional features with modern fixtures and fitting, making it attractive to a wide range of customers.”

The agent said the premises offer “a great business opportunity for the right tenant to make the most of the large footfall in the hustle and bustle of Finnieston”.

Nina Steele, the current leaseholder, said that it had been “a privilege to run The Park Bar over the last 30 odd years”, adding: “The Park plays a special role not only in the local community but also within Gaeldom and with followers of traditional Ceilidh music. Thank you to all our fantastic customers, we have made many friends from all over the world.”

The pub was sold to an English-based Trust Inns by Dundas Heritable last year. Martin Sutherland, of Graham + Sibbald, said: “This pub is an institution in the West End that already has an established reputation and client base.”

Graham + Sibbald is now marketing the premises at £75,000 a year for the leasehold interest, with a premium of £225,000.

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