Just north of Glasgow, nestled amongst horse-filled fields, snuggled against the Forth and Clyde Canal, and resting at the foot of The Campsies, lies a pub known as The Stables.
A picturesque country pub full of rustic charm, it’s my favourite pub around Glasgow and for good reason. Inside the Georgian property, once the location of Stables for the horses that worked along the canal, you’ll find open fire places that warm the stone walls throughout the bitter Scottish winter. Imagine sitting beside the hearth, sipping a glass of merlot, as snow speckles the fields just outside the window.
Or come summer, there’s a large garden that overlooks the canal with plenty of tables to rest at whilst you watch the boats that pass on particularly bright sunny days. Fresh air in abundance, the garden is reminiscent of the canal side pubs you’ll find anywhere south of the border – perfect for lazy afternoons.
Although in the past The Stables hasn’t had the best reputation regarding food, the kitchen has recently changed and a new, seasonal menu is now on offer. From your usual bar bites such as burgers and pizza, right through to more gastropub affairs, the food is heart, generous and more importantly delicious.
We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our meals at The Stables whenever we’ve set foot inside the snug and cosy pub, and the staff are as warm and as welcoming as you’d expect in a country pub. In fact, even the horses that graze one of the paddocks beside the pub are always ready to say hello!
If you find yourself in Glasgow this summer, and are looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy not only the warmth and sunshine a Scottish summer offers, but canal views and glimpses of the Camspies in the distance, The Stables is your must go destination.
xx Bry Jaimea