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Tennents Bar, Glasgow

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I like Tennents but they never seem to a do any real ale stronger than 4.5%, which is disappointing. And of course you have to fight your way to the bar. I end up drinking in Curlers more often, which obviously is more expensive.
jagsfan - 20 Sep 2016 13:27
Quick visit during a recent stay in Glasgow. Busy but friendly place very keen on footie but no matches to see on a Monday afternoon. Excellent beer selection. I was delighted to find two of my favorites available on tap: St. Austell's Tribute and Timothy Taylor's Landlord. Sorry I couldn't stay longer but I'll be back next spring and will try the food then.
aerodrome - 19 Sep 2016 23:10
Good selection of well kept real ales at reasonable prices. I stuck to the Scottish ones. Good service. Roomy pub in a prominent corner site in The West End.

One of my favourites, along with the Pot Still in the city centre. Better than Babbity Bowster Bon Accord and The State for comparison.
ArhurPint - 19 Jun 2014 09:51
Famous drinking den & well worth a visit. However, was sad to see the sort of beers I can drink in London, so that drops my mark bya couple of points
Wilson_MacDonald - 23 May 2014 22:05
This is a large drinking den of the best sort! Lots of beers (though too many standard brands for me) and always rammed! If you find a seat hang on to it! Well-staffed and they do whisky offers as well as the beer. TV screens for sport and a good stop on the Byres Road/Hillhead pub crawl.
mcroyal - 20 May 2014 10:46
Good sized pub on Byres Rd in the West End.

Excellent selection of ales on draught, 12 on the day I was in, which is very impressive.

Thriving pub with large mix of clientele but everyone was jolly and friendly.

Not far from Hill head Subway, worth a look if you've not been.
lezford - 28 Oct 2012 14:00
Fine big pub that's worth a visit of you're out that way.
Sebo - 20 May 2012 15:58
As always a good choice of cask ale available including St. Austell Tribute & Bass.

xh558 - 23 Dec 2011 19:34
Couple of good pints here yesterday afternoon- Robinsons' Hannibal Nectar and Batemans' Hooker. It was rammed as usual.
jagsfan - 13 Feb 2011 18:10
12 Cask ales on tap including Timothy Taylors Golden Best. Well worth a visit.
xh558 - 25 Aug 2010 22:48
painted above the bar it reads- "Glasgow's Finest Ale House"... I'm not sure if that is the case- but it is a damn fine Ale house in any case. Large and attractive pub- quite busy- loads of real ale in good condition
Pour1Malt - 7 Jun 2010 10:48
Very busy large bar with a good selection of on form beers. Can be too busy so don't expect a seat. Also introduced to the quaint Glasgow custom of placing a beer mat over your pint to stop it being collected by the potman while you go out for a smoke. No smoking inside - no beer outside. How crazier will it get ? Hypothermia will kill off many before lung cancer does.
Snarling_Mallard - 12 Jan 2010 17:09
I've stopped going in here on Saturday afternoons after the football as it's too crowded- knee deep at the bar is an understatement! The beer selection is very good and it's cheaper than neighbouring pubs, so it is deservedly popular. Bar staff are friendly and efficient.
jagsfan - 9 Oct 2009 10:21
Gets very busy when there's a match on the TV but at other times you can usually get a seat. I love the green leather banquettes and the beer selection. Over ten real ales were on when I visited last weekend and the Morrissey & Foxy beer I had was surprisingly excellent. I also had a pint of Bitter & Twisted which is reliably good. Steak pie and chips was perfect pub fodder too. A great pub when it isn't too busy.
rovingricey - 20 Sep 2009 15:03
Good selection of ale , and a good atmosphere in here. The Glasgow real ale places seem to have a better all round atmosphere than Southern ones which can be full of CAMRA types ( not that thats a problem , I just prefer a mix of clintele in Pubs)
Henners - 16 Aug 2009 19:47
Probably the finest pub in Glasgow. A fine selection of well kept beers, friendly welcoming staff and the best value you'll find in a proper pub in the West End. The foods pretty amazing too!
fortyshadesofred - 12 Feb 2009 06:23
A few real ales on offer - big tick in the box there - which are kept reasonably well without being brialliant. There must be about 8 TVs in here which considering that it is not THAT big a bar is a bit over top. The bar is usually busy/buzzy but is not overly friendly.
anfieldjet - 13 Jun 2008 13:37
Loved this pub...Stand at the bar,and off you go...The Bitter&Twisted was in excellent form, 2.20.
good beery atmosphere-The first pub on my list for a return visit.
EdgarBriggsMI5 - 14 Jan 2007 09:23
I have to date only visited here once, and quite by accident during a stag do, having got ahead of the action early. But I've no regrets. Although only early on in the evening it was already buzzing, admittedly with a primarily youthful audience, but certainly not to the exclusion or detriment of older visitors. Hard to get served, but then again that was a testament to its popularity rather than poor attendance by the staff.
Without doubt a place for you with your mates and/or your missus, this has a little something for everyone.
Most impressively, there was a fine range of real ales which I happily worked part of the way through in the short time I was there. I also endorse earlier comments about value - price really isn't a problem here.
A really no-nonsense boozer that has genuine across-the-board appeal, even if its kerb appeal is less-than-arresting.
TWG - 7 Dec 2006 17:29
The blueprint of the great glasgow pub. thankfully unchanged given the areas disposition towards things studenty. A pub so reliable you can set your watch by it.
HaggisBasher - 23 Nov 2006 09:43
Great. A proper pub.
ldalda - 16 Jul 2006 11:45
Looks nothing special at first sight, but it is. Don't be put off by the garishly coloured plasticky menu, the food is excellent, at least the chicken tikka masala I had was. And the brownie and ice-cream. There are about ten real ales, including three guest ales, and the ones I sampled (three) were all good. (AND cheaper than in the town-centre)
What a brilliant change from all those tacky theme pubs or whatever they are. The staff are bright and smiling too. I'll be back!
EXPATPARIS - 26 Aug 2005 20:06
A real pub,real people,real ale, real atmosphere!
ericmarco - 17 Aug 2005 17:00
Awesome pub. Real ale, good value food (less than 3!!!) and a lively local atmosphere. A great, REAL pub. You can even take your girlfriend there (if she's worth her salt).
simon - 7 Sep 2004 16:08
Great place for a beer and a chat. Full of colourful locals. For a real experience get your England rugby shirt on and cheer the boys during a Calcutta cup match.
James - 27 Feb 2004 10:18

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