User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
WHERE are you drinking RIGHT NOW. with Real Ale Ray on the Pub Forum

Picture of Curlers Rest
Image posted by Alastair Barter
Submitted on Monday, 6th August 2018
With picture contributions to 1207 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (8 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

Curlers Rest, Hillhead, Glasgow

260 Byres Road
Glasgow
G12 8SH
Phone: 01413410737
Correct details

Pub Type

Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

Served areas

Tweets by Curlers Rest
Curlers Rest Glasgow Curlers Rest Glasgow It's Tuesday, which means pub quiz time! See you tonight at 8:30PM, you brainy bunch! https://t.co/u4GuaubWRB 5:34 PM Jul 30th from Reputation.com-Social
View the full twitter feed for Curlers Rest Glasgow

Reviews of Curlers Rest (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Pub SignMan left this review about Curlers Rest

This is a deceptively large pub with a bit of a gastro feel to it, on a busy street close to Hillhead station. The pub has a smart and somewhat homely lounge-cum-dining room feel with a spacious wide seating area to the front where lots of tables and chairs and a few comfy banquettes can be found along with the occasional sofa in the odd nook here and there. The seating area gives way to the bar which eventually appears along the right hand wall with a check tile floored area around it, a smart dark wood counter and part tile, part bare brick bar back embellished with plain mirrors and tonnes of pump clips. The rear seating area opposite the bar and beyond has a lot of standard tables and chairs, some curved benches, more sofas and a few high stools but feels a bit dark and empty compared to the much cosier front lounge space. The dim lighting comes courtesy of some old fashioned standard lamps and in combination with the high wood panelled walls painted in plain shades and featureless decor comprising mainly of promotional blackboards, it all feels a little drab and dreary. A staircase in the middle of the room leads up to a first floor bar which I didn't explore and there was pop music playing in the background throughout my visit. A stack of board games was perched on the end of the bar and it felt like most people in here had come for food, so it wasn't the ideal place to stop off for a drink.
With such a gastro feel, I wasn't expecting too much of interest at the bar, so was pleased to find Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Oakham JHB, Adnams & Yeastie Boys Whittle, Skinners Porthleven and Stewart Jack Black all available on cask. There were plenty of disinterested bar staff milling around doing nothing, one of whom finally served me a decent pint of the Jack Black which I enjoyed before heading off to a nearby curry house.
I think the stand out feature here is this pub's ale range, which seems to favour well respected UK breweries, but I wasn't so impressed with the service nor the feel of the pub which left me a bit cold aside perhaps from the nice front area. It's certainly a good bet for an interesting pint in the Hillhead area but didn't do enough to make me want to head back out this way again.

On 6th May 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2323 recommendations about 2323 pubs]

External web links for Curlers Rest

No known official website for this pub.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location is best guess
Partick, 0.9 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Hyndland, 1.04 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Exhibition Centre (Glasgow), 1.49 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Curlers Rest, Glasgow
5th May 2019, 11:19
Picture submitted by Alastair Barter approved
 
5th May 2019, 11:19
Picture submitted by Alastair Barter approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 May 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 May 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 May 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 May 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 May 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 06 May 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 06 May 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 May 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 May 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 May 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 May 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 May 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 May 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 May 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 06 May 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 May 2018 by Pub SignMan
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed