Why did we have to pick this place on a Saturday night? Nightmare! Bangin’ tunes (too loud), hen and stag dos, not exactly conducive to talking to your friends. It does a much better job as a place for sitting outside in the sun at the weekend. Man, I sound like my dad.
An all-keg affair, but at least they had Harviestoun Schiehallion on to stop me from completely hating the place, even if it did taste a bit funny. Not bad, just not Schiehallion. Also on was Rekorderlig Swedish “cider”, Tennent’s Lager, Budweiser, Guinness, Estrella Damm, Magners cider, Heverlee (lager from the makers of Magners and Bulmers), Jeffrey’s Lager (cynical revival of John Jeffrey’s from 70s by Tennent’s?), Caledonia Best.
Three pints came to £12.45, an eye-watering £4.15 per pint.
We’ve had the food here in the past, but that was a long time ago. We lived to tell the tale anyway. On a nice summer’s day, it’s not the worst place to be, sitting out at the end of the canal with something off the barbecue. I hesitate to call it a “beer garden”, but to be honest I can’t think of anything in town with anything resembling grass or other things you might find in a garden.
Like I said, decent sized outdoor seating, big enough not to notice the smokers. The sun is still on the tables at around 1pm in early September, you could probably count on it still hitting some tables until 3pm at that time of year.
There was a lonely-looking foosball table near the back door. Kids these days don’t know what they’re missing! There should be a flippin’ queue for that thing.
I’ve been in here for rugby games on the big screen before. There were several TVs on showing the tennis on this occasion.
The upstairs is avialable for hire.