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Babbity Bowster

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Edinburgh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Scotland's 5th worst issue is poor bread and after not being here for 10 years it was unfortunate that this wonderful old Glasgow institution has not learned this lesson. Nice beer and ambiance. But the barman didn't ask me why I had only eaten a corner of the tired, sliced bread. That's Scotland's first worst issue. Customer service. The beer...

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Celtic beat rangers, we hadn't watched the football, and were not interested, but a little wary. This place was perfect, no TVs, no music whilst we were there, and a formidable land lady declining to serve potentially 'loud' customers. The food was simple, but authentic, and tasty with a great selection of whisky to round off a pleasant evening. It...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Superb range of cask's and excellent food with menu and chef specials always available. Good atmosphere with music some evenings. Cannot fault this place. Will continue to visit as I have done regularly for the past 5 years.

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Aviemore, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Found this place using google and pleasantly surprised with the good food! Its a no thrills type of place but not overcrowded and the staff are friendly. I didnt realise that its also it hotel so Ive rated 3 stars for that as i didn't see the rooms.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

stayed for one night only . last minute deal as we were at a sporting event in Motherwell. This is a room above a pub not a hotel, that said, it suited me fine. The room was very basic, twin beds, sparsely furnished with only one electric socket. small en suite shower, toilet and sink. mirror in the en suite...

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Clackmannan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Enjoyed a couple of drinks on Saturday evening with some lovely traditional music in the background.I have visited here on many occasions and always enjoyed. Maybe they need to look at the toilet cleaning regime as when my husband asked "where are the gents" someone said "follow your nose"...and they weren't wrong...the smell was almost overpowering.A shame as it's a...

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Naples, New York
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I got a single room in Babbity Bowster primarily for the purpose of having a room in a pub I wanted to spend time in. The rooms are very basic and small but clean. The draw here, for me, was the beautiful pub room, the very good real ales on tap and most especially, the group of musicians who come...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I've stayed at BB's a few times over the years, most recently in early 2016, and have always liked the place. The rooms are good and en-suite, and the bar is basic but friendly, the cask ale always being top notch and varied. There is some pricey food but also cheaper fare, such as haggis and neeps which sets you...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A great place to stay - basic pub accommodation with very clean facilities.. fine food on a budget.. close to all attractions in Glasgow.. close to Glasgow Airport - we used it as a stopover before flying to Dublin

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The room is no frills as reviews said so we were not expecting much- no art in rooms (but stairwell had great photographs) no TV, alarm clock, desk but it is perfect if you just need a comfortable bed and clean bathroom. We were worried it being above a restaurant since we had to catch an early flight, but noisy...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Babbity Bowster
Babbity Bowster
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A place to talk or quietly read a book - there has never been piped music.Enjoy a drink or food on the award winning floral sun-drenched patio (Frank Kerr is the gardener).Play French boules on our adjoining piste.Enjoy listening to live traditional musicians and singers on late Saturday afternoon until mid evening.Get a wee taste of Glaswegian hospitality.Michelin Pub Food, Good Pub Guide, Good Beer Guide, Routard, Fodor’s and Frommer’s. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Babbity Bowster

Address: 16-18 Blackfriars Street, Glasgow G1 1PE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > City Centre , Merchant City
Price Range: ₹ 3,899 - ₹ 6,931 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Babbity Bowster Hotel Glasgow
Babbity Bowster Glasgow, Scotland
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#23 Romantic Hotel in Glasgow
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“Come on a Wednesday or Saturday afternoon and watch the local musicians play traditional Scottish and Celtic music.”
 of 5 bubbles markdonadio, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“not good for elderly or those who cannot "do" steps. 3 flights to lug your suitcases up and down”
 of 5 bubbles Carl3838, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I've stayed here a few times and the rooms are actually quite similar, overlooking the quiet street and all involve a climb up the stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Louise186583, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
“wait until some money is spent on it.”
 of 5 bubbles pukerau, 24 Sep 2014 | Read review
“untried this trip- had no i dea it was more than a local fun bar”
 of 5 bubbles happytraveler11122, 24 Jul 2014 | Read review
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