Dug ‘n’ Duck for Millerston
The Dug ‘n’ Duck, a new venture between Punch and local couple Ian and Irene Knotts, has taken the place of The New Inn in Millerston, north Glasgow.
The pub, renovated at a cost of £262,000, is indeed dug-friendly and also has a newfound emphasis on food and live music.
Ian, who previously worked in casinos including the Genting on Sauchiehall Street, told DRAM, “We spoke about it for five years, having a pub is something I always wanted to do. It was an old man’s pub with quite a dark colour scheme and we’ve given it a new lease of life. We’d like a good mix in, and we’ve already had some German tourists in!”
Punch had favoured the name The Dog and Duck but Ian insisted on ‘Dug’ rather than ‘Dog’ to give it some Glaswegian flavour, and the duck part of it is also significant seeing as the pub is located just a short walk from Hogganfield Loch!
Ian added, “We’ve got five different cask ales and things like Innis & Gunn and St Mungo on tap that help us stand out. There’s not many options for food round here so that was something I always wanted to do. I’m not going to do the wee bar meal where you sit at the bar and have pie and beans, I want it to be next level.”