The Crafty Pig (West End, Glasgow) : Review

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508 Great Western Road
Glasgow G12 8EL

V: 16th February 2019.    T:  0141 237 4040.    W: www.crafty-pig.com/


Tonight I was walking around this area of the West End, and I decided to pop in here and have a beer and a burger.

Looking Around

On entering it instantly hits you that this is more a pub/bar, but they do have a section through the back where you have booths to eat.

Since I am getting into the craft beer scene, I spotted a few names I recognised so I was going to try a beer I’ve not had before.

As I was shown to my table I had a look at some of the food everyone else was having, and ohhhh they also do really nice looking Hot Dogs.

Main

Southern Fire Burd £10.95

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Crispy chicken, bacon, cheese & buffalo sauce

On arrival, this looked very good, and a good sized portion.

First I tried the chips…

These were nice and fresh and had a good taste but a little salt was needed but that’s more a personal preference.

Now the burger…

mmm, the chicken was nice and crispy but had a tender centre, the sauce and cheese and bacon just added to the flavour.

This was a nice chicken burger!!

Presentation : 5
Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

A really nice first visit, with some good food and a good selection of craft beers.

I will definitely be going back here, as I HAVE to try the hot dogs!!!!

If you like chicken burgers check out this place!

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 3.5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 4

Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
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Innis & Gunn NEW Brewery Taproom : Event (Glasgow, West End)

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Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom
44 Ashton Lane
Glasgow G12 8SJ

V: 20th June 2019. T: 0141 334 6688. W: www.innisandgunn.com


I have been to Innis & Gunn on Ashton Lane a few times, for food, drinks or both so when I got an email for an invite to their Tap Room launch I had to accept.

I have been getting in to the beer scene in a big way this year, so I was very excited to see what they have done to the place as its been a while since my last visit.

Official Opening : 21 June 2019

Looking Around

When I entered I instantly noticed a massive!! difference!! the place looked so much more modern from the last time and had a very good vibe tonight.

They have created a new Scottish soul food menu, and £5 before five lunch menus which is really good. It also has its own brew room which will be used for tastings, so this again is going to be very cool and I am sure attract a lot of people.

I actually learned tonight and its bad saying this, as it shows how much attention I payed when I visited my last times…..there are several floors in here! yip tonight I learned its not just a ground floor place, there are a few above….shame on me.

The second floor was more for eating, and again just like downstairs it had a very modern look and a really nice feel to it.

The top floor is the cocktail area, which just like the other floors has a very nice modern look.

As I said I never really knew that there were more floors here, so I cant comment on the changes made to them.

Overall

Firstly thank you for my invite tonight guys 🙂

I had a great night tonight, and really loved what changes has been made and the feel and look of each floor.

Looking around at everyone when I stopped at each level, everyone was enjoying looking around, having a nibble and having some beer.

Some little food nibbles were passed around the whole night, and the ones that I sampled were really good so I aim to go back for some food and a beer at some point.

If you have been here before or fancy checking out the new Tap Room do take a visit, you will see many good beers and have a great night.

Official Opening : 21st June 2019


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CASK Pub & Kitchen (London) : Review

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6 Charlwood Street
London SW1V 2EE, UK

V: 24th January 2019.    T:  020 7630 7225.    W: www.casklondon.com


This was my second visit to London within a few months, this visit was to see one of my favourite musicals Notre Dame de Paris.

Tonight was my first night in London, and I was meeting a friend for a chat and a few beers. Here was suggested as they do many craft beers, which is something I have been getting in to in the past year.

Looking Around

Inside was small and to be honest just looked like a pub, but I saw they did many beers and food so that was all I was looking for.

The Food…

Most of the time and we all know this, pub food is just ok nothing great but I was hungry and drinking so food was needed.

Main

Chorizo Burger £13.95
rump patty served with Spanish chorizo, mixed leaves, topped with Monterey Jack Cheese

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This was a good sized burger and portion, plus it smelled really good so it was time to dig in.

The chips were nice and crispy and didn’t need any salt.

The burger was really good, the chorizo was perfect and worked really well with the cheese etc.

Presentation : 4
Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

For pub food, this was very good! and the food worked well with the beers.

The number of craft beers served here was really good, if I stayed near I would be visiting regularly to try them all out.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 4
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 4

Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
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