"A smash hit!" ResDiary reviews the Kelbourne Saint

Once a quiet pub, the Crosslands was catapulted into the limelight thanks to the famous, Scottish, cult movie “Trainspotting”. Remember that infamous scene where Begbie, played by Robert Carlyle, throws a pint over the balcony and glasses a punter? Yep, that was here. The place has come a long way since then, and you can be sure there’s not a Begbie-type in sight. The Kelbourne Saint, as it’s now called, is a family-friendly pub with heaps of character as well as smashing food and drink.

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The inside

As a Kained Holdings venue – the people behind Glasgow favourites, Lebowskis, Porter & Rye, and the Finnieston – you know that the decor here is going to be top class. On entering, you’ll be taken aback by the famous balcony, the gleaming bar, and by the window you’ll see a rotisserie window, filled with chicken, pork, pineapple, and veggies. The upstairs hosts plush booths and the balcony railing seats are still there if you fancy a seat with your gang, just “haud yer pint glasses”.

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The food

Succulent slow cooked chicken, made in the rotisserie and coated in a blend of herbs and spices is the speciality here. However, if you want something other than chicken, the Kelbourne Saint can do it! Pork loin, charred octopus, or delicious mac and cheese, you’ll find something to suit your tastes. A special mention for the brunch menu where you can enjoy French toast or home-made crepes, with your favourite toppings. For the kids there’s a “Little Saints” kids menu, where kids can enjoy anything from a burger with fries to chicken, spuds, gravy, and greens.

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The drink

What pub would be complete without beer? The star of the show is the giant beer tankard filled to the brim with Kained Holding’s own creation, Apache Pilsner, created in collaboration with WEST Brewery. If you’re not a beer fan, there are classic cocktails and plenty of wine for you to enjoy.

Whether you’re a fan of Trainspotting or not, the Kelbourne Saint is an iconic venue with something for everyone. Oh, and it’s dog friendly too, so we recommend you take the family, with the pooch in tow for a smashing day out.

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