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Bon Accord, Glasgow

153 North Street
Glasgow
G3 7DA
Phone: 01412484427
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Aqualung . left this review about Bon Accord

This is probably the most famous real ale venue in Glasgow having been a pioneer of it for many years. Today it is also big on whisky having hundreds on sale at the bar. It's been well described below but briefly it's a long open plan room with the bar on the left and a large area of low seating at the rear. There seemed to be a lot of football memorabilia but I only saw one TV screen which was showing music videos.
They do nine beers and a cider here but on my visit the cider was off. One row of pumps was blocked by bar stools and the chalked list only showed the beer names so all I know is that two beers were Caledonia Deuchars IPA & Edinburgh Castle and the one I had was North Yorkshire NYPA. This was in good nick but at £4.00 was on the expensive side.
It is worth a visit and you don't have to walk as Charing Cross Rail Station is just the other side of the Motorway. It's GBG 2018 listed.

On 18th May 2018 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about Bon Accord

This quality, traditional pub and whisky house feels like something of a survivor, perched rather precariously on the side of the M8 which thunders past outside and must’ve come close to swallowing this place up, as it did with so many premises back when it was being constructed. Thankfully, the pub survived and now offers a warm and welcoming environment along with good selections of both whisky and ale. You enter into a bare boarded room with the servery over on the left hand wall. Some nice bench seating is available under the front windows and this is ably supported by further tables and chairs and the odd drinking ledge in what is essentially the main bar area. You know you’re in a Scottish pub, as a huge picture of Jim Baxter and Billy Bremner celebrating a Scottish victory at Wembley hangs next to the bar, alongside shelves full of whisky boxes and whiskey appreciation books. An attractive pub mirror to the right has a TV screen above showing a live football fixture with the commentary still audible. The bar is a lovely feature, with its curved, wood panelled counter and grand dark wood bar back topped with more whisky boxes. Somewhat incongruously, a tall tropical fish tank stands on one end of the bar, whilst a shelf above holds a collection of footballs from various clubs around the UK. A mirrored pillar opposite the bar splits the pub in two, as beyond, the room opens out into a decent sized rear seating area. A lot of CAMRA certificates and other such indicators of excellence have been put on display here, along with a signed photograph of Archie Gemmill. The rear space feels a little more generic than the front bar, but there are lots of good seating options back here and some decent panelling, suitable partitioning and muted lighting made for a reasonably atmospheric spot to settle down in.
A no nonsense landlord and chatty barmaid presided over proceedings on my Monday evening visit where a good ale line up was available, consisting of Caledonian Deuchars IPA and Edinburgh Castle, Green Duck Duck & Dab, Kelburn Carte Blanche and Stout Keith. I gave the Duck and Dab a try and thought it was in really good shape, to the point that I nearly abandoned my plans to tick off a couple more pubs before closing, so that I could stay here and try some more of their beer (although the call of the crawl eventually won out, as it so often does).
I really liked this place which felt in a way like a fairly authentic old Glaswegian boozer given a bit of a tidy up. The welcome was warm, the beer was great and the pub is well worth spending a little time exploring, making this one of the city’s must-do pubs.

On 27th April 2018 - rating: 8
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Komakino . left this review about The Bon Accord

Stuck in Glasgow for a few days after the end of Feb / start of March 2018's "Beast from the East" snow inundation, this was stumbled across after the varied quality central city Wetherspoons had been exhausted as it was on the route back to my guesthouse. I'd always associated the name with the team that (allegedly) suffered the heaviest ever defeat in British football history - a 36-0 reverse to Arbroath in the 1885 Scottish Cup. Well described below, this had 10 handpumps - five either side of a mirrored column. Playing safe, Bingham's Coffee Stout and Space Hoppy IPA were in superb form. The Wetherspoons are your best bet for decent real ale in the centre, but if you want a proper pub, don't be afraid to make a ten-minute walk to visit this gem.

On 2nd March 2018 - rating: 8
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
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  • Beer Garden : No last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 May 2018 by Aqualung .
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