Phil's World Pub Guides - Scotland - Strathclyde Region

Pub Comments Location
M.V. Caledonian Isles A typical ferry bar on the Ardrossan to Brodick crossing, but in addition to the inevitable plastic Tennant's they also serve bottles of various beers from the Arran Brewery in Brodick.
Last visited August 2006.
Beer House Quirky modern decor in this pub serving quality real ales, located on the concourse at Central Station.
Last visited September 2015.
Glasgow Central Station
Bon Accord Up to ten real ales in this splendidly done out pub with wood floor and dark wood panelling. The leather chairs are extremely comfortable!
Last visited August 2006.
North Street, near the Mitchell Library
Clockwork Beer Co At least twenty pumps serve their own brews and wide range of guest ales. (These are not hand pumps but are powered by electricity or some other means. They are pretty rare in England but still found sometimes in Scotland. It still counts as real ale as gas pressure is not used to propel the beer.) In addition there are a number of imported beers on draught, including Budvar, Budvar Dark, Erdinger, Hoegaarden and Staropramen. If that isn't enough, the specialist beer menu includes a fantastic range of bottles, including my favourite Rochefort 10 and even a Geuze. The food menu looks good as well. In my enthusiasm I nearly forgot to say that it's a large hall with a big skylight, nicely decorated in a plain unobtrusive style. There's also a room upstairs and a beer garden not visited.
Last visited August 2006.
1153 Cathcart Road, Mount Florida
Horseshoe A proper traditional boozer with a rather excellent interior, right in the middle of town about a minute's walk from Central Station. Three real ales were on, one by electric pump, and the place was heaving when I visited on a Saturday afternoon.
Last visited April 2014.
Drury Street / Renfield Street
Three Judges A slightly grubby one room street corner pub, with an excellent range of real ales - I counted the products of eight breweries - and the sign implied that all of them were guests. They also have an impressive selection of bottled Belgian and German beers.
Last visited August 2002.
Dumbarton Road / Byres Road
Vale A plain ordinary boozer conveniently located right by the entrance to Queen Street Station. One noisy busy room with tables and chairs around the edge and a large standing area in the middle. Two hand pumps provide quality real ale.
Last visited September 2015.
Dundas Street, by Queen Street Station.
West Brewing Company In a small corner of a spectacular old building, a former carpet factory, is this wonderful German style brewery and restaurant. Their own brews are excellent, my favourite being the dunkel hefeweizen, and the food, sausages, schniztels etc. is good as well. Highly recommended.
Last visited August 2006.
Binnie Place, Glasgow Green (Near Bridgeton Station)
Wetherspoon's Crystal Palace Standard Wetherspoons fare in a large open room with floor-to-ceiling windows on two walls. There is also another bar upstairs.
Last visited August 2002.
Midland Street / Jamaica Street
Wetherspoon's Counting House A large Wetherspoon's with a spectacular interior. One main room with a spectacular dome and a number of side rooms.
Last visited September 2015.
St Vincent Place
Wetherspoon's Sir John Moore A large open Wetherspoon's with a good range of real ale.
Last visited May 2012.
Argyle Street
Horse and Jockey A plain pleasant one-roomed local serving good real ale. Pretty quiet on a wet Tuesday afternoon.
Last visited August 2006.
High Street
Taverna All the pubs round here seem very plain on the outside, including this one. Inside, a nicely decorated and well cared for one bar pub with side rooms partialy knocked through.
Last visited August 2006.
High Street
Station Bar In the excellently preserved station and ferry terminal is this convenient watering hole; a small friendly bar with a larger cafe attached. No real ale.
Last visited August 2006.

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