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.
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2014) edition.

Taking pride of place on the corner of the lively Finnieston area, the Ben Nevis is home to an outstanding range of whiskies alongside some interesting rums and beers. Once inside, it’s easy to imagine you have stepped into a pub deep in the Scottish mountains with conversation flowing between jolly locals and walkers who have stopped in for a top-up. The authentic Scottish Folk music sets a relaxed and friendly tone, and the fire burns quietly in the corner – all that’s needed is to arm yourself with a good Scottish dram to put some warmth in your chest. Whisky lovers will appreciate the range selected from all corners of the country, but those who prefer a pint will be easily satisfied with the variety of ales from local breweries.

  • High point: Range of whiskies
  • Low point: Some simple nibbles would entice some to stay longer
  • Provides: Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • 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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