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The homeowners of a Clydebank pub say they’re on the hunt for a brand new licence holder after the bar shut down abruptly as pics of a pool desk intercourse romp leaked on-line.
A spokesperson for Star Pubs and Bars, the pub enterprise of Heineken UK, mentioned they’re on the lookout for a brand new tenant for The Horse and Barge following its closure on October 3.
The Dumbarton Highway boozer didn’t open for enterprise on Tuesday, October 4, as X-rated pics leaked on-line which appeared to point out three individuals partaking in late-night intercourse act on the pool desk.
The specific photographs, despatched to the Put up by quite a few sources, had the faces of the individuals participating within the obvious intercourse act blocked with an emoji.
And the earlier landlord Scott Mackie instructed the Put up he was “mortified” the pictures of him had been leaked on-line, however he mentioned his resolution to shut was because of the enterprise not being “viable”.
He mentioned beforehand: “Each issues are completely unrelated, my challenge might be the completely mortifying photographs of me, which I admit was a silly mistake on my half on a really drunken night time the place photos of me had been taken with out my information or consent and by coincidence they occurred to look on each social media platform the day I made a decision to shut the pub.
“The precise closure of the pub was my very own private resolution that I had been contemplating for just a few weeks, because of the kind of lease/settlement I had with the brewery it simply wasn’t viable, it’s a fantastic pub and I hope it opens once more quickly and I hope whomever it’s could make a go of it.”
And now the homeowners have defined they’re within the means of attempting to get the well-loved institution open once more.
This week, a Star Pubs & Bars’ spokesperson instructed the Put up: “We’re actively recruiting to discover a appropriate operator.
“We hope to reopen the pub as quickly as potential however can’t present a date at the moment.”
The deliberate reopening shall be welcome information to the Dalmuir neighborhood, because the Horse and Barge, previously named O’Kanes and Ace of Spades, is the biggest of the pubs within the space.