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The Stables

Glasgow Bridge , Kirkintilloch, Glasgow, G66 1RH +44 1413769292

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Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Pleasant, good portions, nice Sunday lunch. Leisurely pace nice surroundings. Excellent staff - Lorna?

Nicholas Souter 16 October 2017
from Glasgow

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A 19th-century coaching inn, The Stables, north of Glasgow, resides in an eye-catching part of the countryside with the Forth and Clyde Canal nearby. Greeted with a vintage stone and oak doorway, you can enjoy the British pub cuisine from the pretty beer garden or by the cosy hearth-fire in winter. Decorated with old-fashioned mirrors, clocks and art, The Stables has an attractive rustic atmosphere.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Stables menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Stables ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Stables Kirkintilloch, while in a tranquil, riverside location, is only 5 minutes’ drive to Bishopbriggs Train Station in North Glasgow, or 12 minutes into Glasgow itself.

The Stables

Glasgow Bridge , Kirkintilloch, Glasgow, G66 1RH

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Customer reviews for The Stables

4 ((((* (based on 18 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (13)
  • dinner (10)
  • value (9)
  • views (6)
  • child friendly (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (4)
  • business (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (**** 15 March 2018 by Christine Blair from Glasgow

    I’m afraid my experience at the stables wasn’t a good one. The place was so cold we had to sit with our coats on. When pointing this out to a member of staff she replied ‘we’re sweating ‘ obviously they are in and out of the kitchen. We were not the only ones that were cold. My friend’s lamb dish was tough. Was very disappointed with the overall experience as this was suppose to be a treat for my 3 friends. What should have been a lovely relaxing night with a good meal was totally spoiled.

  • ((((( 8 January 2018 by Peter from Wishaw

    Very good feedback from the group of eleven cyclists who dined at the Stables (this is our second New Year trip here, having come last year as well). I, personally, really liked the Steak and mushroom pie with one caveat that the carrots were too cold to eat. The mini desserts were also popular with the group.
    Service was excellent, especially considering we arrived with 11 rather than the anticipated 8 cyclists!!

  • ((((* 16 October 2017 by Nicholas Souter from Glasgow

    Pleasant, good portions, nice Sunday lunch. Leisurely pace nice surroundings. Excellent staff - Lorna?

  • ((((( 12 October 2017 by J P from Glasgow

    Sunday roast to die for!

  • ((((* 1 September 2017 by Dawn Keltie from Glasgow

    We were a party of seven with two children. The purpose of the visit was one of the children had a birthday. We were served by Lynsey who was great, very attentive, patient and could not have done more to ensure we had a good evening. We had varying food orders from one course to two courses and the children's menu. My comments about the food are that the main courses were excellent and generous portions. The starter of prawns and black scallops were a bit small for the price so disappointing. The children's pasta was a bit on the small side and we ordered another portion. We had bought a Birthday cake so we did not order a sweet. All in all it was a very good experience and the children were made to feel very welcome, especially by Lynsey.

  • ((*** 7 August 2017 by Jane from Glasgow

    Decided to give this restaurant a 2nd chance after a disappointing visit in June.
    The ambience is great and the right distance for a good walk to and from the restaurant along the canal. Staff are friendly but attention to detail lacking.
    Menu rather uninspiring but my main concern is the VERY slow service. We waited a long time for our order to be taken, we waited ages for our main course and again for our dessert-my friend had brownie and ice cream that was almost entirely liquid before reaching the table-this should never have been served.
    Portion control is also an issue as my Pecan Pie was so small in comparison to the Brownie. Coffee was served almost immediately after the order taken - approx. 10 mins BEFORE the dessert!
    This could be such a nice restaurant - young staff are pleasant/polite but they need training as they are clearly unaware of what is required to create a good customer experience.
    So disappointing that this restaurant, and many others, do not train and monitor staff performance. Easy to solve if you know anything about Hospitality Management.

  • (**** 24 July 2017 by Jane Cairney from Kirkintilloch

    I had not been to this venue for years, but had become aware of recent awards so thought I would pay a visit for lunch. On entering the building the staff could not have been more welcoming , the waiting staff were very helpful with personality plus, and the food was absolutely delicious. I will certainly be visiting the stables on a regular basis in the future ??????

  • ((((* 2 May 2017 by Audrey Thom from Glasgow

    Good food but really busy which meant the service was slow however a friendly waiteress who was attentive.

  • ((((( 29 April 2017 by Sanda from Milton of Campsie

    Good service. Friendly, efficient. Wide range of choice on the menu, excellent number of wines to choose from. Great atmosphere, with log fires. Warm, and pleasant ambience.

  • (((** 12 January 2017 by Shona Macintyre from Glasgow

    Beautiful setting,log fire,attention ed waiters,however the kitchen was a bit slow and I had ordered gratin dauphinoise (which was on the menu)but they sent out mashed potatoes...no other choice was offered.However truly loved l' ambiance and the braised turkey was melt in the mouth.

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