Curlers Rest

Curlers Rest
Curlers Rest
256–260 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8SH
  • Telephone 0141 341 0737
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm
  • Average price £14 (lunch); £14 (evening meal)
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One of Glasgow's oldest pubs fits its West End location with comfort, style, and a great range of beer and food.

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Curlers Rest has a backstory taking in King Charles II and Victorian-era ice-skating. Today it bears the hallmarks of a village pub dropped in a city, whose dim-lit atmosphere works best upstairs in front of the wood fire with a pint from one of the 24 draught lines. Its various nooks provide differing atmospheres, giving student groups and young families a favourite spot. The food perfectly matches its environment – all earthy and unpretentious. Small plates stir up a moreish kale and goat's cheese croquette, while flatbreads put a rustic spin on pub pizzas. The farmyard burger, a curious composition of beef patty, pork confit and fried egg, is a knife and fork job for all but the widest of jaws. There's a touch more delicacy in a sea bass fillet, as fresh as it is flaky, and surrounded by deep-red heritage potatoes, while Sunday roast is a particular highlight.

  • High point: Cold beer in front of warm fire
  • Low point: Tables could do with a deep clean
  • Notable dish: Farmyard burger
  • Average price: £14 (lunch); £14 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 50 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: indie-pop / dance
  • Live entertainment: Occasional events
  • Capacity: 150
  • Largest group: 200
  • Open since: 2010
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £13.50 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 3 events at this location

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Glasgow Mandarin Language Meetup

Mandarin learners of Glasgow unite! All levels welcome. We are aiming to run conversation and language exchange + reading meetups for Chinese learners in Glasgow. Please let me know if you're interested and we can make something happen.

Tue 23 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 341 0737

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Glasgow West End English Spanish Intercambio

To learn and practice speaking English and Spanish in a friendly social atmosphere. If you are keen to practice and improve your Spanish or your English then join us upstairs in The Curler's Rest on Byres Road at 7pm. Look out for Paul who will make you very welcome and if they are not there you will be made welcome…

Thu 18 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 341 0737

  • 19:00

Mon 22 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 341 0737

  • 19:00

Thu 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 341 0737

  • 19:00
…and 4 more dates until 8 Nov

West End Boardgames

I started West End Boardgames back in 2015. We've been meeting up regularly ever since to play a whole variety of different boardgames, from eurogame classics like Catan and Carcassone to the latest releases like Five Tribes and Dead of Winter. We currently meet at West End Games and have a regular attendance of folk of…

Sun 21 Oct

£2 / 0141 341 0737

Games Day 47

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Sun 28 Oct

£2 / 0141 341 0737

Games Day 48

  • 13:00 – 17:00