station. Surprisingly busy for its slightly hidden location. Takes its name after the shape of the bar which takes up most of the space. 2 banks of four identical sets of real ale taps on either side of the bar serving well known Scottish ales. Not enough staff for the number of customers. Too busy and cramped for me.
AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Traditional pub bang in the centre of Glasgow. Retains all its features dating back almost 120 years. From the shape of the bar to the mirror designs and gantry statue, the horseshoe shape is present throughout. On my visit there were four ales: Everards Tiger and Deuchars IPA on handpump whilst on electric dispense through sparklers were Cairngorm Howler and Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted which I was drinking. I noted the beer was slightly colder than I expected but otherwise fine. Friendly jovial staff; the two bonnie lasses especially so! Medium level music; tv screens showing football with the sound off. Quite full on Saturday evening but not overcrowded, and given the number of customers around the bar I found the service to be attentive and quick. Whilst you are likely to find a regional or small regional rather than the latest microbrewery here, the pub is of sufficient merit to warrant a visit as part of any Glasgow crawl.