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Submitted on Saturday, 26th July 2014
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Pirn Inn, Glasgow

Bankers Brae
Balfron
Postal town: Glasgow
G63 0PX
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David Ross left this review about Pirn Inn

The Pirn’s claim to be “The Best Bar In Balfron” isn’t a particularly substantial one since there are only two, but it does have a valid claim to being the best pub in the whole area. It’s a quaintly attractive, traditional style bar with a real fire and lots of nooks and crannies, which looks as if it hasn’t changed much for decades. Tucked away in the back alleys of Balfron, it’s not easy to find, unfortunately, despite signs around the village giving directions to it. An old sepia photograph on the wall reveals that the building was originally the Balfron branch of the British Linen Bank (hence the address in Banker's Brae). Prices were very reasonable, with Tennent’s lager at £2.80 a pint. Tennent’s Ember Ale, Stella Artois, Williams Joker IPA and Guinness are also on draught, as are four real ales, on a rotating basis. A real ale festival is advertised for 17 to 19 October 2014. The Pirn is well worth seeking out if you’re in the area and, as a well known and long established pub, locals should be able to direct you to it if you can‘t find it yourself.

On 26th July 2014 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Colin Walker
Milngavie, 12.06 miles, 3 hr 52 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Pirn Inn, Balfron
2nd Apr 2018, 19:19
Request to mark pub as open by ROB Camra approved
 
2nd Apr 2018, 19:19
Request to mark pub as open submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Reopened under new management

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 02 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 02 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 02 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - 1st & last weekend of the month - last updated 02 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 26 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 02 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 April 2018 by ROB Camra
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