BTW did you ever visit "Cleats" "The Wee Wherry" and the "Victoria" with its full and brimming over whisky measures when you lived "up by/"
You mean in Gourock? I liked the Wherry. I worked in IBM in the 80's and used to drink in Gourock a lot back then. I liked the Continental Cafe Bar too, because I recall that place when it was a just a cafe from my childhood. My favourite though was The Albert Hotel at Cardwell Bay. Back then it was about the only place in Gourock to open all day on a Sunday.
I lived in Glasgow for a few years back in 88 and there was a Cleats in Glasgow near the Clyde. ( Diagonally opposite The Scotia Bar ) I remember that Cleats before it was Cleats! Can't remember the name of the pub it was previously though. I used to go there on a Saturday morning with my wee brother, we'd buy a toastie and a wee dram or three, then head off around Paddy's Market and on to the Barra's!
Victorias in Glasgow was a favourite haunt of my Brothers. Great old fashioned pub that was. We'd also drink in The Westering Winds and The Shipbank, all of them on the same Glasgow street. ( The Briggate? ) Somewhat...ahem..."rough & ready" establishments those last two were Gerry but great old fashioned pubs nevertheless