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
Photo of The Ben Nevis
in association with
Birra Moretti

Like and old friend, the Ben Nevis is always there offering up the best whisky in the city, with a range of beer including some great small Bavarian ales.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

For anyone who remembers pub life before the Ben Nevis, it was a dystopian world where warm beer and generic whisky ruled. Fast forward to today and the possibilities within this self-proclaimed ‘celebration of all things liquid’ (food is very minimally the Famous Killie pie and beans, that's it) are enough to make Doc Brown’s head spin. One entire wall is a playground for those who enjoy a good nip, and the bottled beer on offer is a distinguished mix of German, Scottish or South American descent. Those with an adventurous spirit should try the Asyla whisky from Compass Box or for a slightly peaty finish try a Lochranza or Arran 14 year old. If good beer is more your speed then look no further than the Beast of The Deep which, at 6.5%, will endeavour to send your spirits soaring.

  • High point: Whisky just tastes better in the Ben Nevis
  • Low point: Seats are tough to come by
  • Notable dish: The Famous Killie Pie and Beans
  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Range of traditional celtic music.
  • Live entertainment: Sun, Wed, Thu 9pm–midnight live scottish sessions, traditional folk music
  • Capacity: 60
  • Open since: 1999
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle