Another One for the Road

It’s been a year since husband-and-wife team Michael and Laura O’Hare sold their pubs the Rhoderick Dhu in Bothwell Street and Gabriel’s in Paisley, but they have now returned with a bang having just completed a £500K refurbishment of the former Hayburn Vaults on Dumbarton Road, which they have now named the Deoch an Dorus (‘drink at the door’/ ‘one for the road’). The refurbishment has taken just over three months as the pub was completely stripped back. Laura told DRAM, “The building dates back to 1905 and a suspended ceiling had covered the pub’s original, which we removed to reveal the stunning work of art underneath. We also discovered some original wood panelling behind the bar that we have replicated elsewhere so that the design is as sympathetic to the original as possible. It looks gorgeous and we are very happy with the results.”
The renovation also includes a brand new £100K kitchen. “We can do around 50 covers and we’re concentrating on traditional pub food,” explained Laura. “We’re also going to be stocking a sizeable selection of malts,” she added.
The O’Hare’s will continue to work with long-time manager Bernie Flannery at Deoch an Dorus, who worked with them at both Gabriel’s in Paisley for eight years, followed by the Rhoderick Dhu in Glasgow for six years. A design feature will appear in the January issue of DRAM.

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