Visited on Friday 19th Feb 2016. Large old-fashioned pub just the other side from Charing Cross over the busy motorway (there is a bridge, itís not Frogger!). Lots of room to relax in, decent range of beer, food looked good and was well priced. Focus on good real ale and whisky.
Liked the place.
Come for the beer, stay for the whisky. Actually, no. Come for the whisky, stay for the whisky, and forget about the beer. Their beer selection is unexciting. Focus on the shelves behind the bar. This is a world class whisky bar with an incredible selection of affordable and elite expressions of Scotlandís finest drink. And they just happen to have a few real ales. They also have a showpiece/not-for-sale Brewdog End of History that you can pet. The staff was very friendly, we sat at the bar. Bartender Scott was particularly forthcoming, helping us choose which whisky we wanted, making suggestions and letting us nose several before buying. Had a great time here, and thanks for Tom for encouraging us to visit.
A genuine cask ale pub with 10 active pumps of regular and rotating ales, added by a selection of interesting bottled beers and an impressive range of whiskies. The offering of guest ales is displayed on a blackboard behind the bar. I had a few half pints in a very relaxing atmosphere sitting at the Scapa table. Football (Scottish) related decoration. I also noted the spacious and clean toilet room, rather quite unusual for British pubs. Friendly service. Located between the university and city centre (visited 11.04.2012).
Bon Accord is located just west of Glasgow centre right on the M8. It is very much a traditional boozer that specializes in real ale and malt whisky; both of which they have a wide selection of. They offer up to 10 cask ales mosty from Scottish breweries. I wouldnít say any of these particularly excited me - mostly bitters & golden ales, but there is some obscure stuff there. They also have some German bottles in the fridges. Service was rather good and we enjoyed out visit. A decent venue all in all.
Visited during RBESG 2007. Very good selection on casks. Nice place with the bar separated from the tables we used. Decent food that was very cheap.
jjsint (542) Cambridge, England | January 29, 2017| Updated March 19, 2017
Off the beaten track traditional pub. The Bon Accord seems to be one of those Scottish pubs that garners attention for the whisky selection, and everything else is secondary. Well, thatís fine, but for this rating (as is standard) Iím concentrating on the beer. Ten casks concentrating on Scottish session almost craft-ish brewers are complemented by a decent but not eye-popping bottle selection. Keg is confined to macro so the boat here is very much not pushed out. So itís a good place to go to decamp and think about oneís next move rather than a place to immerse oneself in all the beery goodness that Glasgow has to offer. Still, itís friendly, full of heart, and comfortable. Iíd recommend giving it a go if your itinerary permits.
2014-06-28. Nice pub, with a relatively traditional pub feel. Front of the bar feels cramped tonight with a stag up front - we had to wade through a field of friendly drunks by the door - but the back is spacious and we relocated to some comfy armchairs. 10 casks on. Selection is pretty decent but nothing super impressive. Offerings from Oakham, Marstons, Ilkley, Kelburn, Skye and more. Live music in the back starts after we sit which is not bad but felt unnecessary. Bartender got me a bandaid after I mysteriously cut my finger. I still have no idea how, possibly the bar stool? Possibly my favorite Glasgow pub in terms of decor but I think I might prefer it during the day with a smaller crowd. Would come back. Cask selection is good enough to find at least one or two ticks for most people, and at least one to have a nice pint of!
Typical pub atmosphere with a friendly staff and a very good selection of UK cask ales. I was told youíre almost sure to get a cask from Kelburn and one from Fyne, so selection is a little predictable I guess. Other than that, the place has enough room to be comfortable, and with that selection youíll probably want to stay here for a couple hours.
downender (412) Bristol, England | July 11, 2009| Updated December 17, 2011
Visited 1/7/09. Large pub by the M8 motorway. Decent range of beers with a mixture of English (Highgate, Hop Back) and Scottish (BrewDog, Houston, Williams Brothers). Food was very good value, especially the £4.50 for two course special. Staff were efficient. Worth a visit.