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“Bank on this Wetherspoons!”
Review of The Counting House

The Counting House
Ranked #620 of 2 658 Restaurants in Glasgow
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The name of this Wetherspoon pub recalls its former use as a bank.The premises were previously owned by the Bank of Scotland. The building was designed for the bank by J T Ruchead, between 1867 and 1870. His design, in the Italian Renaissance style, set the tone for the west end of George Square
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We had been told to come here if only to look at the building. We ended up spending every evening here on our trip to Glasgow. Wonderful building. Make sure you check out the old vaults. Fascinating. We had the steak meal. Wouldn't normally eat in a Wetherspoons but we were pleasantly surprised. Very tasty and at £15 for two meals and drinks you couldn't complain. Service was quick and friendly. Another night after a long day in the Highlands we decided to eat here again. Ham, eggs and chips. Again. At £15 for drinks and food you can't complain. We sat in the window overlooking George Square. Give it a try. It was buzzing!

Thank Linda G
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Counting H, Manager at The Counting House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Linda G,

Thanks for your wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon :)

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We are here when we arrived in Glasgow as we didn't want anything too expensive for our first night and it was fine. We ordered the curry as it was curry night and it was good although a little cold. The place was packed and like all weatherspoons there is nowhere separate to eat but that's what you get people knocking you whilst your eating. This is a beautiful building and restored to a high standard.

Thank jacqui43
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Counting H, Manager at The Counting House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi,

Thank you very much for your review

We hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

What has happened to Wetherspoons? Other than the usual ridiculous time waiting to get served, and after watching staff take orders from the first person walking in from the street, tonight made it even more clear that customer service has gone down the plug hole! One again, Wetherspoons ran out of Drambuie (this seems to be a regular occurence in many of the Wetherspoon pubs. Drambuie - take note!) and once again staff confirmed that "they only keep one bottle on the premises". Seriously? I can understand if it was liquid gold, but a bottle of Drambuie? Come on! Are you really that tight? The barman apologised and asked if there was anything else we wanted instead. Glayva was the next preffered drink, so this was ordered. Did I mention tight?On returning to our seat we were approached by the barman who advised us that the manager had asked him to chase after us to get he extra 28p (yes,28p!) for the difference in the cost of the drinks! Seriously? No wonder customers can't get served when they are sending staff out on miserly errands. We didn't pay, nearly told the barman to P*ss off, but instead told him we didn't have any more money and wanted to speak to the manager. We never heard from any of them again! Maybe we could have found them in the back office counting out their pennies! So that's how the pub got it's name! And they can't count on us for any further support as we'll not be coming back! After more than a decade of custom to Wetherspoons we have had enough and have now decided it will be better going to somewhere that has some idea of how customers should be treated.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Having ordered drinks for several hours, we were told we couldn’t have more. This is a total joke as no one was drunk, no one was falling over or causing trouble but a random bar server decided our table of 11 people had had enough. With no explanation the staff wouldn’t serve again. Won’t come into this place again. They give the impression they are a welcoming bar but my advice is avoid at all cost.

1  Thank david01236
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Excellent (large) Weatherspoon pub with lots of history in great location. Very popular, with lots of great food and drink deals. The specials are particularly good value. What's on offer is decent, the service is good, and the ambiance is nice. My wife and I popped in one night when stopping off in Glasgow for a short while and enjoyed the experience.

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