News­pa­per-themed pub is per­fect place for a few scoops

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It’s a scene which has been ar­gued over for decades.

In the fi­nal mo­ments of the 1942 movie clas­sic Cit­i­zen Kane, Or­son Welles – who plays the epony­mous news­pa­per baron – ut­ters the word Rose­bud be­fore he dies.

The mean­ing of Rose­bud has di­vided fans and crit­ics.

But, ac­cord­ing to the own­ers of The Cit­i­zen, Rose­bud could have been the name of his favourite drink.

It is now one of 39 cock­tails, in­clud­ing a Cit­i­zen Kane and an Edi­tors Break­fast, tempt­ing cus­tomers in this ex­cit­ing new news­pa­per- themed pub in Glas­gow city cen­tre.

The Cit­i­zen harks back to a golden age of news­pa­pers where ink and type­writ­ers were the or­der of the day, not lap­tops and smart­phones. It is the for­mer home of the Evening Cit­i­zen news­pa­per, which folded in 1974, with pho­to­graphs and front pages from past edi­tions adorn­ing the wal ls. That’s the only old- fash­ioned as­pect of this city cen­tre pub, which is quickly grow­ing in rep­u­ta­tion since open­ing in sum­mer.

Sit­u­ated close to Ge­orge Square, it is a sis­ter of the Di Mag­gios restau­rant chain and nearby An­chor Line.

The A- listed build­ing has been re­stored with lov­ing care.

There is also a din­ing area, called the Edi­tor’s Suite, for pri­vate func­tions.

We popped in on a rainy Sun­day af­ter­noon when both the bar and din­ing ar­eas were busy.

There was a great buzz about the place, with the ser­vice friendly and at­ten­tive.

There is also a nod to the diet of jour­nal­ists of a by­gone age with bar snacks such as home-made sausage roll and Scotch eggs.

Ten­nent’s have also done a spe­cial ver­sion of their fa­mous lager for this new pub.

But, per­haps sadly, the only scoops now are the noise of happy drinkers and din­ers.

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