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16-18 Blackfriars Street, Glasgow G1 1PE, Scotland (Merchant City)
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Babbity Bowster
Ranked #34 of 89 Hotels in Glasgow
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have frequented Babbity Bowster as a pub for a number of years. It's a well known Glasgow pub/restaurant in the Merchant City in Glasgow. It's probably best known for the folk music sessions which spontaneously erupt late on Saturday afternoon and last into the evening. These aren't planned concerts, but just a number of amateur musicians who get together... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly place to stay - also very patient when we came back after a few drinks at a family christening! The rooms are clean and had a lot of hanging space. A shelf would have been handy rather than one really high or using the bottom of the wardrobe. I hate myself saying this but the rooms really do... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This could be what some other reviewers claim but it needs a wee kick up the bum. It needs some love lavished on it and the rooms are primitive. It felt so run down. The staff were helpful but didnt feel like an establishment that the owners spent much time at.

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Referred by a friend to stay here and it was just the coolest concept. Awesome location, cool pub and then rooms for rent upstairs. Stayed with a friend one night while doing a UK roadtrip, this was a special place to stay! Tried haggis for the first time and it was delicious. Then sat behind this large choir group that... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have visited Babbity Bowster on numerous occasions. It is a great place to have a Scottish Style meal and enjoy a wee drink in a nice atmosphere. The prices are very reasonable for a premises situated within the City Centre. If you never been I would recommend that you give it a visit and see what I mean.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband wanted at least one of our UK vacation b&b's to be above a pub, so I found Babbity Bowster on tripadvisor and it was perfect! The pub was exactly what we were looking for to experience what felt like authentic Scotland... including the musicians that would randomly show up and play together (similar to an episode I saw... More

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Saco, Maine
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10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

6 of us shared a few wee drams and beers here;( this was an unplanned stop on my brother's 60th birthday celebration thru Scotland); had no idea it was an hotel until we returned to the states and look up TripAdvisor. Got the name from a pub lady in Edinburgh when we were watching the soccer match over beers and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I had my 50th birthday celebration at Babbity's recently. I had been looking for a suitable venue for a meal for 20 odd friends and having been here at Christmas I knew the food would be good. From the minute I started arranging things with the owner and staff I knew this night would be a success. I took over... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in the centre of Glasgow. Free car parking and WiFi a bonus. Great hospitality with friendly easy going staff. Room clean and comfy. While basic with no TV and tea/coffee facilities the location and great value of the accommodation more than made up for this. The pub has a good atmosphere and does great food.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Something about Babbity Bowsters that draws me back everytime it's great it has outdoor seating which can be busy at times but its a always a nice relaxing atmosphere, would recommend it to anyone that wants to go to a nice pub in the city centre but its not full of young people falling about the place.

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Address: 16-18 Blackfriars Street, Glasgow G1 1PE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > Merchant City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Babbity Bowster Hotel Glasgow
Babbity Bowster Glasgow, Scotland

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