The Belle

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The Belle
617 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HX
  • Telephone 0141 339 2299
  • Seasonal times Hours typically extended until 1am in December and early January
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight.
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A dog-friendly village pub in the West End with an open-fire, serving quality American and continental beers and lagers.

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Not a lot changes about village pub in the city the Belle, but the clientele like it that way. Regulars range from silver-haired chaps to students (postgrad more than undergrad) and always at least one dog it seems. On cold winter nights, come for the open fire and stay for the convivial atmosphere and range of premium boozes ranging from American beers Anchor Steam and Brooklyn to Scots brews Black Isle and Innis & Gunn, Prosecco by the glass and always a good-value malt of the month. You’ll be lucky to get a table at peak times – the place is barely big enough to swing a cat, let alone a dog – but wait it out by the bar and you’ll grab one sooner or later. In summer benches out front relieve a little of the Belle’s always very well-earned busyness.

  • High point: So cosy you need to cool down outside periodically
  • Low point: Price of a pint can be a touch steep
  • Provides: Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 70
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £15 per bottle

Reviews & features

Neighbourhood Watch: Great Western Road, Glasgow

19 Dec 2011

Including The Captain's Rest, The Belle and Lupe Pintos

What’s it like? One big road full of pubs, cafés and little shops. Flats are mostly old tenements above the bars, restaurants and stores which go up most of the road. Where’s it, like? In the West End, a stone’s throw from Woodlands and Byres Road.