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#271 of 1,914 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International
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36 Bell Street | Glasgow, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
+44 141 552 5924
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1,084 reviews
582 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Busy corner bar right in the Merchant City, good bar scene but can be busy and hard to find some space, good selection of beers

Thank stuart w
United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Very friendly pub, staff are chatty and efficient, they defently make you feel welcome. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. Will defently be back

Thank Lovelife0910
Clydebank, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Small friendly pub that sells a good variety of food at a reasonable price in the Merchant City. Staff are really friendly and clear tables quickly. We had the Rose Wine and quite enjoyed it. The Nachos were great, freshly diced Tomato in the salsa. So decided to have another drink and main course. I chose the Special Chicken Kiev... More 

Thank Themissingcase
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch on Valentine's Day. Had an amazing burger with a portion of the best chips ever. Excellent selection of craft beer too and very friendly staff

Thank Cassiopeia1234
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Enjoyed a locally brewed ale, companion had water Total £6.10. Had to get poorly filled pint topped up. Couldn't see prices on display anywhere so wasn't sure I wasn't being ripped off, but didn't want to raise an issue as was meeting family. But it seems odd the Glasgow should out-price an Edinburgh pub just off Princes street (£5.50).

Thank David W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Came here for a drink on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Decent range of beers. Small terrace but you can only use it if you can get a table due to local rules.

Thank Richard F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A regular haunt when I'm out and about for a pint in Glasgow Always busy at the weekend but you get served quickly Great selection of cask beer if that's your tipple!

Thank Dolphduncan
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I made it to a few watering holes during my stay in Glasgow, and I'd count this among the best (although I didn't stay long due to time constraints). A very good range of bottled and canned UK craft beers were available, so you can help yourself to something out of the ordinary. It does get very very crowded as... More 

Thank John_in_Cambridge
Aberaeron, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We visited a couple of times on our rugby weekend. Grand pub with interesting selection of gins. An good singer on Sunday evening. They have different stews,, on this particular night it was pork and black pudding. I wish I had not eaten elsewhere. The locals were welcoming and friendly particularly as Scotland had won, some with good knowledge of... More 

Thank H4772NMrogerh
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343 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Extremely busy so glad we had booked a table . Very friendly service . Extremely busy on an early Sat evening in February with bustling atmosphere . Very Good pub food -we had one fish & chips and one burger - good quality bar meals . Would definitely come back .

Thank visit09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 32
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Bell Street | Glasgow, Glasgow G1 1LG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 552 5924
We serve what we love - quality beers from around the world and high-calibre home-cooking.

We also have a passion for live music and regularly play host to some of the most talented bands in Scotland (and occasionally from farther afield).

But most importantly, we believe in a high standard of customer service - a welcoming atmosphere, attentiveness and of course, getting your pint in a timely manner (we know you're thirsty)!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?