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The Pot Still

Average Rating

90.44

34 votes

Average Shop & Tour
  • 89.82
    Ambiance
  • 92.35
    Selection
  • 88.88
    Value
  • 90.71
    Service
Photo by Slàinte Mhath

About

'THE POT STILL'. The very name evokes the warmth of mellow single malt Scotch whisky. From the seaweed strewn bays of Islay, the rugged mountains of the Highlands and the clear, cool rivers of the Lowlands, malts of all persuasions mean quality and contentment to whisky lovers the world over. For anyone who has travelled to Glasgow they also mean the home of Scotland's premier whisky pub, The Pot Still, named after the earliest whisky stills and situated in the bustling city centre at 154 Hope Street. Lovers of a good Scotch have come from all over the world to this wonderful little pub and returned time and time again. The attraction? The hundreds (literally) of malt whiskies on display on the impressive gantry. It is not unusual to see Americans, Germans, Swedes, Danes, Japanese and Irish jostling with Glaswegian regulars at the bar for service from the attentive and cheery staff.

New hosts the Murphy family give everyone a warm welcome, a smile and...if you're lucky... some recommendations from the gantry. Ably assisted by their friendly staff, they attend to the social needs of a hard core of regulars. The Pot Still is a popular haunt of journalists and those in the financial and retail services. Stars of stage and screen such as actress Susannah York, comedian Phil Kay and musician Lloyd Cole have all been spotted enjoying the unique atmosphere of The Pot Still while taking a break from their performances in nearby theatres. For The Pot Still is at the heart of Glasgow's Theatre Land. The Theatre Royal is a couple of hundred yards up Hope Street, the Royal Concert Hall only minutes away at the head of Buchanan Street, the Pavilion even closer on Renfield Street and the King's Theatre only a 10 minute walk away on Bath Street.

The pub is also surrounded by the finest Spanish, Italian, Indian, Chinese and fusion restaurants in town, as well as being a stone's throw from the city centre cinema complexes. So, if you crave a warming malt whisky aperitif or digestif, somewhere to meet before and after a concert or film, where better a place than The Pot Still.


Slainthe!

- www.thepotstill.co.uk

  1. ScotchBuggy scored this bar 88 points Member Senior

    Total
    89
    Ambiance
    92
    Selection
    90
    Value
    88
    Service
    85

  2. JimJaws scored this bar 93 points Expert Senior

    Total
    95
    Ambiance
    93
    Selection
    99
    Value
    97
    Service
    89

  3. Sduran scored this bar 96 points Member Senior

    Probably the best whisky bar in the world

    Total
    96
    Ambiance
    95
    Selection
    100
    Value
    95
    Service
    95

  4. Black Grouse scored this bar 91 points Expert Junior

    Total
    91
    Ambiance
    91
    Selection
    93
    Value
    89
    Service
    90

  5. HrvojeV scored this bar 83 points Expert Senior

    Total
    84
    Ambiance
    82
    Selection
    91
    Value
    81
    Service
    81

  6. deejaybrocks scored this bar 92 points Member Senior

    Total
    93
    Ambiance
    90
    Selection
    100
    Value
    90
    Service
    90

  7. bergisch scored this bar 91 points Member Senior

    Total
    91
    Ambiance
    90
    Selection
    96
    Value
    90
    Service
    89

  8. JacobaEd scored this bar 95 points Connoisseur

    Total
    96
    Ambiance
    97
    Selection
    99
    Value
    94
    Service
    93

  9. JasonWhiskyWise scored this bar 96 points Expert Senior

    Total
    97
    Ambiance
    93
    Selection
    100
    Value
    100
    Service
    94

  10. WhiskyTor scored this bar 92 points Expert Senior

    Love this place!

    Total
    92
    Ambiance
    95
    Selection
    88
    Value
    92
    Service
    93

  • Whiskies
    500+
  • Views
    2369
  • Votes
    34
  • Status
    Active
  • Check-ins
    134

Opening hours

Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Sunday
12:30 - 01:00

Bar location

154 Hope Street
G2 2TH Glasgow
Scotland

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