Ubiquitous Chip, Stravaigin bought by Metropolitan

The Metropolitan Pub Company has announced the acquisition of the Ubiquitous Chip, Stravaigin and Hanoi Bike Shop, all located in Glasgow’s West End, from the Clydesdale family.

Metropolitan said: “We are looking forward to continuing to provide provenance-filled quality food, fine drinks and creating more memories for guests in these historical establishments.”

Colin Clydesdale said: “Metropolitan Pub Company approached Carol and I, as great admirers of The Chip, Stravaigin and Hanoi, with an interest in buying.

“After much consideration, we decided to sell the business that has been in family ownership since 1971.

“I truly believe the business and people will be in safe hands with Michael and the team, who will continue the legacy that we have built.

“We look forward to visiting as customers for many years to come.”

Metropolitan Pub Company MD Michael Horan said: “We are really excited to welcome these iconic sites to the Metropolitan estate, and continuing the legacy that the Clydesdale family has built over the last 50 years.

“We are looking forward to working with the 145 team members to continue providing the world class hospitality to the people of Glasgow.”

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