RIP Lass O'Gowrie

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RIP Lass O'Gowrie

Post by the_hawk » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:34 am

Really sad to hear that the Lass O'Gowrie in Manchester is to close it's doors for the last time on 7 January 2014.

It really was my favourite pub of all time, it combined so many of my favorite pastimes, meeting good folk, watching Northern Ireland footie games on the big screen, retro gaming nights, drinking booze, they have a Dr Who festival going on at the minute FFS! All located slap bang in one of my favourite cities in the world.

So long aul girl, will have a few shots of whisky there tonight on my way to They Might Be Giants.
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Re: RIP Lass O'Gowrie

Post by DPrinny » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:39 am

Yes we must have one last censored up in there

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Post by the_hawk » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:44 am

YOU BET!
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Re: RIP Lass O'Gowrie

Post by koopa42 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:17 pm

Why is it going? the usual reasons? Pubs are soon to become a thing of the past :( except Ditherspoons and other big chains which I don't even class as pubs

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:23 pm

Bummer. Only went the oce but it was packed, hoped to return. Is the landlord moving to a new pub or is this the end of the road for him?
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Re: RIP Lass O'Gowrie

Post by merman » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:28 pm

That is a shame, regret missing the events there...
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Re: RIP Lass O'Gowrie

Post by DPrinny » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:56 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:Bummer. Only went the oce but it was packed, hoped to return. Is the landlord moving to a new pub or is this the end of the road for him?
It was co owned, Gareth stepped down a few months back, he is now on the dole que
merman wrote:That is a shame, regret missing the events there...
Kinda fitting that the last (mini) one I did have three people turn up for it and I said "Not doing another again"
koopa42 wrote:Why is it going? the usual reasons? Pubs are soon to become a thing of the past :( except Ditherspoons and other big chains which I don't even class as pubs
BBC moved, it was across the street,
Gezz Glegg is also gone (Superbyte was there)
Kyoto lounge went back in April

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Re: RIP Lass O'Gowrie

Post by Mayhem » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:05 pm

What happened to Clegg, seeing as Superbyte was only two months ago?

Also sorry to hear the Lass is going. It was a nice pub for Eurocon :(
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Re: RIP Lass O'Gowrie

Post by dste » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:16 pm

I didn't get to go to the Lass after Play as I went for a Chinese instead, thought I would go next year to see what it was all about.

Sadly the same is happening round here with the recent closure of pretty much the only rock bar in Newcastle which was a bummer.
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Re: RIP Lass O'Gowrie

Post by DPrinny » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:19 am

Mayhem wrote:What happened to Clegg, seeing as Superbyte was only two months ago?

Also sorry to hear the Lass is going. It was a nice pub for Eurocon :(
It went up for sale, the uni brought it, its no longer going to be a pub

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Re: RIP Lass O'Gowrie

Post by RetroBob » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:49 am

Sorry to her that. I went a couple of times on nights out in Manc when I lived in the North West, it was cracking.

Why did the co owner step down, surely not intentionally to go on the dole?
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Re: RIP Lass O'Gowrie

Post by flatapex » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:39 am

running a pub is actually a right royal pain in the backside, my first job was in a pub and was for a brewery that promised the world, training to be licensee's etc, the minute that there were promotions on drinks elsewhere they wouldnt help or give the owners any way of trying to build loyalty, everyone involved would tell them what was needed i.e certain events on certain nights and they refused to allow it, by the end the regulars would recognise the bosses from the brewery, tell them exactly what we had said and they ignored it. the staff all left (went from 15 including all the full and part timers) to about 4, holidays were not spoken about, breaks? what were they? and so much other stuff happened. i got redundancy when i was 18, about 3 months later i saw one of the few guys that was left after i went (basically we were supposed to have a meeting to say who was keeping their jobs and who was going, it never happened and we all ended up phoning the landlady to ask) and within 3 months she had gone, the assistant manager had disappeared when excrement hit the fan about stuff he was doing and there were new owners.

it closed down permanantly about 7 years ago, went deralict and has been pulled down
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Re: RIP Lass O'Gowrie

Post by Helensification » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:55 am

So sorry to hear that. Another great pub with great character gone.
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Re: RIP Lass O'Gowrie

Post by the_hawk » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:06 am

Yeah every high street's gonna end up with nothing but poundshops, coffeeshops, Greggs & Wetherspoons and all our shopping will come from a giant tax avoiding warehouse.. :(

Was lovely to meet up with TwoHeadedBoy & his brother for a few drinks last night, I'll certainly miss the place!
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Re: RIP Lass O'Gowrie

Post by SirClive » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:40 am

Always been packed whenever I have been there so surprised it is shutting. Though I have only been for events or football.
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