The Seven Ways can be found on the corner of Orr Street and London Road in Glasgow’s East End district of Bridgeton.
Apparently, The Seven Ways is named after the seven roads which lead from Bridgeton Cross; Orr Street, Olympia Street, London Road (E), Dalmarnock Road, Main Street, James Street and London Road (W). Most recently it was known as Whitelaw’s but it has since changed back to The Seven Ways. There has been a licensed house on these premises since the mid-19th century.
On my visit, I found a nice selection of spirits, loads of lager on tap and a varied selection of crisps. I had a pint of Tennent’s early on a Saturday evening as I made my way into town and sat and watched the comings and going of the drinkers. I also noticed a gentleman eating a pizza and sharing it with the barmaid so I guess if you ask nicely you can bring in your takeaway as a nice side with your beverage.
The Seven Ways can be easily accessed by train via Glasgow Central’s platform 16. Hop off at Bridgeton Station (Baile na Drochaid) and pass by the ‘Brigton Umbrella,’ a Victorian cast iron bandstand found in the centre of Bridgeton Cross which dates back to around 1875.