The Ben Nevis

The Ben Nevis
1147 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TB
  • Telephone 0141 576 5204
  • Bar open Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun 12.30pm–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–5pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.thebennevis.co.uk

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Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2013 edition.

It could be the glowing fire or the island malt but ten minutes here and you feel the warm glow it usually takes a ramble across the glen to earn. Somewhat like being in the front room of a long lost relative, there’s much to enjoy from the extensive range of malts to real ales old and new. The locally brewed West Red is well-suited to tables smoothed by years of gatherings and the gentle hubbub of conversation in this cosy space. Whisky lovers will savour specialist offerings but it’s more than just a destination for a dram. La Hechicera rum is soaked in molasses and tropical sweetness, illustrating the quality throughout the bar and its ability to surprise underneath the familiar exterior. Live Celtic music sessions pick up the pace and it’s easy to see why, despite being in a hip neighbourhood, some things never go out of fashion.

  • High point: Feels like wandering into the start of a good party
  • Low point: Offering Scottish nibbles could make a good thing great
  • Provides: Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Traditional Scottish Folk music
  • Live entertainment: Sun, Wed, Thu 9pm–midnight live scottish sessions, traditional folk music
  • Capacity: 60
  • Open since: 1998
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £12.95 per bottle

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6. sanjay singh bhogal28 Aug 2012, 11:01pm5 stars The Ben Nevis Report

if you tell them sanjay from costcutter sent you then u get a free whiskey just try it .

5. San Fran6 Feb 2012, 10:03am Report

Apparently free speech is not allowed when reporting the facts of a none-too-welcoming reception by a member of the bar-staff at the Ben Nevis.

The comments that were removed were accurate and i am dissapointed in The List for removing them. But clearly the fact that they have "a number of fiddlers all playing in unison with a sqeeze box player or the occasional piper" outweighs the rude service served up by the staff.

4. scotsgal5 Apr 2011, 11:04pm5 stars The Ben Nevis Report

the ben nevis is the friendliest pub in glasgow bar none!

crackin' whisky, chatty staff, and wild traditional music nights - just don't tell everyone!

3. Scotbeer3 Mar 2011, 2:35pm Report

Its rather a pity that unmoderated reviews like the two previous appear here. The Ben Nevis is a unique and contemporary Scottish bar where you can enjoy a great whisky from the hundreds on display behind the bar.
Mid week and on Sunday there can easily be found a number of fiddlers all playing in unison with a sqeeze box player or the occasional piper. Yes I was there that night and it was really fun. Our friends from Sweden thought the place great as well.
Go to the Ben Nevis and make your own mind up. They also have some good real ale and some german beer from The West Brewery in Glasgow.
10 out of 10 in my book.

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Average rating 5/5 from 2 reviews of The Ben Nevis.

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