Admiral and new licensee pump £250k into Glasgow pub

By Gary Lloyd

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In charge: licensee Jacqueline Kyle has worked at the pub for more than three years
In charge: licensee Jacqueline Kyle has worked at the pub for more than three years

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Glasgow’s Millwood pub has reopened after a combined £250,000 investment from pubco Admiral Taverns and new licensee Jacqueline Kyle.

The investment in the Scottish site, which was formerly known as the Finlay’s and opened its doors on Friday 18 August, is the largest sum paid by Admiral Taverns for a redevelopment in Scotland.

Admiral said Kyle has been able to breathe a new lease of life into the pub and has worked hard to retain the pub’s original features while enhancing the overall look and feel with new modern furniture and fixtures.

The Millwood bar

Experienced licensee

Inside, the pub has been completely redecorated and features a new bar, flooring and lighting. Outside, the pub has new lighting and signage plus a refurbished beer garden that includes new decking, furniture and fencing.

Local figure Kyle has plenty of industry experience and charisma having worked in the sector for seven years and at the Millwood for more than three years.

She said: “It really is such an honour to take over the Millwood and to be a part of this refurbishment. I know how much this pub means to the community and I am delighted to have been able to reunite them with it. Opening night was fantastic, meeting so many new faces and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

The Millwood bay window

Great success

Entertainment will be key to Kyle’s plans and kicked off with a drag act on opening night. There will also be regular live music and quiz evenings while community projects are also vital for Kyle who will support initiatives such as donating to a local foodbank.

Admiral Taverns business development manager Liz Brady said: “It’s fantastic to see how passionate Jaqueline is about the pub, which has been demonstrated through her excellent support throughout this refurbishment.

“The opening night was a great success and I am sure the Millwood will be a hub for the Glasgow community for many years to come. I would recommend anyone in the area to take a visit and I wish the pub every success for the future.”

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