Right around the corner of Ashton lane, the west end of Glasgow, where the worn cobblestones soon meet the open pavement, this lovely venue nestles itself, discreetly hidden away from the hum of cars on Byres road. An immensely popular little bar, it genuinely lives up to its name! A petite, but very welcoming pub, with a very good wine selection – it’s got a big personality, really giving meaning to the expression ‘Good things come in small packages’. This pub is bustling with activity, so you may need to raise your voice a little for your friend to hear you!
It can get a little noisy on a weekend night there, but it is well worth the comforting feeling of home and nostalgia. The selection of drinks behind the bar glow gold from the warm backlight, and a hanging selection of drinks rests suspended above the front.The tables and chairs range from wicker to repurposed crates, boosting the rustic sensation the pub gives off. In addition, the food is great as it is tied to a very close-by restaurant, the Ubiquitous Chip.
I’ve come here for drinks with family friends, and while it can get pretty packed on a Saturday night it’s definitely worth taking that chance. I’d usually go for the house red wine (my choice of poison). Some view the bar as an extension of the restaurant, yet, the wee pub is mighty enough for its size that it can stand as a venue on its own.