This looks like it might be a bit rough from outside: enough to cause a colleague to comment. However, Stymistress and my good self are of sterner stuff. We went in.
It was actually quite pleasant. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a Glasgow drinker’s pub, not a trendy bar or family-friendly carbon-copy pub, but it’s really quite nice. No cask, but Belhaven keg was OK and the staff were friendly (unless you were fool enough to be rude to them, as one local was), as were the people at the bar, even though I couldn’t understand a word (heavy Glaswegian accent, plus a bit pissed).
A nice pub with food, superb staff, and a huge whisky collection. It looks a bit chainy inside, with quotations painted on the walls, but I reckon it’s independent. There didn’t seem to be cask beer, but Belhaven keg was OK, and the food was excellent and good value- but the staff really shone.
What a pleasant pub. Friendly staff, decent beer (some nice weissebier and actual ale), outside seating (OK, it was on the pavement of Argyll St, but still welcome) and a nice atmosphere. No food evident, and it’s pretty small, but worth a visit.