Bar Review: Websters Bar & Bistro, Websters Theatre, 615 Great Western Road, Glasgow

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Outside, Websters Bar and Bistro

Cosy and welcoming theatre bar in the West End

Websters Bar and Bistro is located inside Websters Theatre, which used to be Lansdowne Parish Church.  It’s a beautiful  A-listed Gothic Revival Church and was built in 1863 and designed by John Honeyman (Click here to find out all about him).  Featuring stained glass windows by Alf Webster, for whom the theatre is named.  The theatre hosts an 188 seat theatre and community space.

We hadn’t been in for a while, not since we visited a show there possibly .  The bar area then had potential but needed a lot of money and love.  Thankfully this love and attention (not to mention money!) arrived and Websters Bar and Bistro can help contribute to the survival of the church as a community asset.

We popped in for a drink, however they also serve food (we’ll be back for that I’m sure!)

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Menu, Websters Bar and Bistro

Just like Cottiers (another one of the Four Acres Charitable Trust venues), Websters has kept the church architecture but built on it with a reclaimed gantry from a local chemist, some atmospheric lighting and pew-like seating.

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Websters Bar and Bistro
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Gantry, Websters Bar and Bistro
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Websters Bar and Bistro

Mr Foodie had been already to see the fire on, I’m looking forward to huddling against one soon.  We loved the look, small pieces of what was there just like scraping back the modernisation when you move into an old flat and get to see who has been in before.  The wall stencilling was very Greek Thomson, as was a popular style in that day.

We settled down with a Scottish Mojito.  The smell was just like leather – ah laphroig.  Mr Foodie was very happy with this interpretation.  It may even convert him onto more gin!

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Scottish Mojito, Websters Bar and Bistro

A good selection of beer, gin, rum and wine on offer, with bottles of wine starting around £16.50 a bottle.

Doggy friendly and there is a terrace outside with a BBQ for that good day that may come back this summer!

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Websters Bar and Bistro

The terrace looked very spooky in the rain and light ….

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Websters Bar and Bistro

 

 

TL;DR

+old venue

+friendly staff

-bit chilly get those fires roaring!

Location:

Websters Theatre

Websters Bar & Bistro, 615 Great Western Road, Glasgow,G4 9HZ

Website: Websters

Transport

Underground – Kelvinbridge

First Bus – 6, 6A

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  • Mrs Foodie aka Emma loves to snuggle with Fred and Cleo, sleep and read. Can be found with gin or a pint in hand.

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