Another pub I’ve been past countless times, but have never ventured into before. It’s got a little bit of a reputation for liveliness, but not as bad as The Grapes or Dickens. I believe it’s a Celtic bar, and any trouble is usually football-related.
Inside it’s a very traditional tenement pub affair, wooden bar, wooden floors, pale walls and ceilings, the odd Scotland flag, old photos on the walls, underwhelming cheap beer selection.
On our Tuesday night visit, circa 6pm, there were a few folk in, all of whom seemed to know each other. I didn’t feel unwelcome at all, and the barman was friendly. Old-school classics played on the stereo, from Status quo, Abba and others.
1 cask line but it was off, I suspect it’s usually Caledonian Deuchars. Kegs: John Smiths, Carling, Tennent’s Lager, Strongbow.
A pint of John Smiths was £3.
As far as I could tell, just crisps etc.
Several TVs were showing some sport channel. There’s a pool table up the back, a fireplace and some books.