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Babbity Bowster

#64 of 96 Hotels in Glasgow
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Came here with a friend on our way home after a meal and can't say I was disappointed. We sat outside as it was a lovely night. The area outside is pretty big and there's plenty of room. Plenty of choice at the bar and drinks are reasonably priced. Recommended.

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Sunnyvale, United States
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great rooms and the all the available ale you need on the ground floor plus a top-notch restaurant on the second. Funny name, nice stay. Just lovely and Margaret the manager was so helpful with food selection and sharing that her good friend is the owner of Willow Street Tea Shop which helpful us score a friends-and-family discount.

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

A lovely pub with a beer garden and live fiddle music for good measure!! Friendly and relaxed bar staff. An older crowd when I was there on a Wednesday night but great fun. Bar food choices are great. I had the haggis, neeps and tatties. Lush. Recommend a visit.

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Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Wonderful welcoming people! Clean and big room. Propper working and big shower, clean bathroom. Cozy bed. Free parking. Wonderful pub downstairs. Nice outside area. I would everyone who asks me where to stay in Glasgow recommend this place!!! And we will defenitely come back!!! Thank you!

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Thank Liasworld
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Babbitt's is a small hotel, which trades more as a pub and restaurant. I know many who have stayed there without disappointment. I use its bar and restaurant. As I say in the title, its an old friend. You may not go for a period, but when you go, you wonder why not. I've eaten in it a few times...

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Thank StarredMotion
Banff, Canada
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Came in for Sunday lunch. The woman running the front looked after a full house, she is perpetual motion, no wasted moves. She is a real gem that any Pub would love to employ. Great food, beer, service and the Acoustic Gypsy Jazz was a real plus. Don't miss this Pub.

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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Fab wee bar and restaurant. I've also stayed at their rooms and while the rooms are basic they are clean comfortable and the breakfast is super tasty. The bar had a lovely atmosphere though can get loud when live music is on (tends to be local Scottish music so is always upbeat and great for a taste of true Glasgow...

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Thank Sarah D
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Spent two nights here. Centrally located but on a quiet street. Best of both worlds. Rooms are basic but clean. Pub area is lovely and cosy. The people who run are very friendly and helpful. Love music trad sessions! Will be back in the future.

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Thank PrincessRois
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Cool place right outside of the city center. Great selection of beers and great haggis. The owner, Fraser is a really cool funny chap who adds flair to the place also. Definitely a must top while in Glasgow.

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Thank Pittony
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Booked an overnight stay on my birthday as we were eating out in Glasgow and did not want to travel home, as well as staying overnight we had lunch in the bar and sat in the bar listening in to the folk music session. The welcome was friendly with lots of good Glasgow banter from the bar staff. The room...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Babbity Bowster
Babbity Bowster
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $78 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
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.”
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”
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.”
Louise186583, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
“wait until some money is spent on it.”
pukerau, 24 Sep 2014 | Read review
“untried this trip- had no i dea it was more than a local fun bar”
happytraveler11122, 24 Jul 2014 | Read review
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