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Ever wondered which pubs in Renfrewshire serve food?

A good pub lunch or dinner always goes down a treat, but what pubs in Renfrewshire serve food? Here you go:

(Last updated Mon 27th July 2015 – Updated based on data we had at the time. Always contact pub before hand just to be sure.)

Paisley

Renfrew

Bishopton

Erskine

Houston

Inchinnan

Johnstone

Kilbarchan

Lochwinnoch

Is your pub missing? Let us know and we’ll update the list! Contact us here.

New Events, a New Pub and a Fantasy Football Competition!

It’s been a while since our last blog post on the popular Renfrewshire Pubs website, but here it is, at long last. As you know the site is run voluntarily and we rely a lot on having the free time to keep it up date. We also rely a lot on the feedback of pub goers, pub owners and Renfrewshire residents to keep us up to date on events they know of, so that we can spread the word. Fortunately there has been a lot of that in recent weeks, so thank you all!

A new pub

We’ve just added a new pub to the website: Bar 5 @ Five on 5 in Paisley. You can find out more on their dedicated Bar 5 page on our site. Having attended a charity night there in recent weeks ourselves, we can personally recommend it is a pub worth a visit.

Events updates

We list hundreds of events on the site, a mixture of recurring weekly events and one off events. Some of those seem to be out of date, while we’ve also heard of others. With that in mind, we’ve trawled through the database and started updating. This has included updates / additions to events for pubs across Renfrewshire including The Anchor Bar, The Brown Bull, The Bankhouse, The Glenleven Inn, Hamishes Hoose, Howwood Inn and more.

More updates will follow. If we’ve not got your event listed, contact us with the details and we’ll add it

Fantasy Football anyone?

As you know, we don’t promote football very often. It’s not that we’re against it, but the volume of it on TV would mean all other events are quickly diluted on our site. However, we did run a Fantasy Football League last year, and we’ve re-opened it for this year!

It’s absolutely free to join and run via the popular http://fantasy.premierleague.com, based on the English Premier League. We don’t offer prizes, but the competition itself does offer some. We simply offer the opportunity to gain bragging rights over your friends!

Everyone is welcome, though it’s best if you’ve a connection to a Renfrewshire Pub or Renfrewshire itself. It help keeps it local.

Head over to the site (http://fantasy.premierleague.com) and create your team. Then visit the leagues section and request to join a private league. The code you’ll need to join our “Renfrewshire Pubs” league is: 846281-210240

Halloween Parties set to make Renfrewshire a Spooky place!

It’s almost that time of year again to dust down the costumes, get the monkey nuts out and ready the apples for dooking. Yep, Halloween is coming and it looks like the pubs in Renfrewshire are making sure there is no shortage of parties and entertainment to celebrate the occasion.

With prizes for the best dressed, games and more on offer, we thought we’d round up where the Halloween parties are taking place this year. If your pub isn’t listed, let us know and we’ll add.

So, what Halloween parties do we know of so far? Click each of the

Friday 28th October

– The Wee Howff, Paisley at 8pm. View event page >
– The Viscount, Renfrew. View event page >

Saturday 29th October

– Paddy Malarkys, Paisley at 7:30pm. View event page >
– Gabriels, Paisley. View event page >
– The Cellar Bar, Paisley. View event page >
– The Bankhouse, Paisley. View event page >
– Lorimers, Bishopton. View event page >

Sunday 30th October

– Kids Halloween at The Viscount, Renfrew. View event page >
– Kids Halloween at The Old Swan, Paisley. View event page >

If yours isn’t listed, get in touch and we’ll get you added!

Live Music and the Start of the SPL Season across Renfrewshire this Weekend

Sometimes you get weeks where there just doesn’t seem to be much on in the area, and then you get those weeks where it is quite literally all happening. This would appear to be one of those weeks, so if you were moaning about having nothing to do, then now you have no excuse!

Live music in Paisley, Renfrew, Bridge of Weir and Kilbarchan

A range of music to choose from this weekend, whatever your taste – and some new bands we’ve not mentioned on the website before.

On Friday evening the ever popular Groovefellas are rocking the Trust Inn, Kilbarchan. We’ve listed these guys a few times and we always hear good reviews, so if you’re in the area, head along.

Then, on Saturday night, you’ve got yourself a choice of 4 bands in 4 places. At 4pm, Absent Friends will be playing at the Old Swan Inn, Paisley, one of the most recent pubs to start sending us information about what’s on. Other options include Vicki Gold at the Viscount Bar in Renfrew, Snow Brigade at The Weir Bar and Bistro in Bridge of Weir and Thunder Road at the Glenleven Inn, Kilbarchan.

SPL Kicks off – We’ll be supporting the Buddies!

As you know, we try and promote all good reasons to get down and support your local pub and bar. We’re not football fanatics, it has to be said, but we’ll definitely be lending our support to St Mirrens efforts this season, by letting you know how they are getting on and, more importantly, what pubs in the area will be showing St Mirren games when they are live on TV.

We can start by telling you that The Craig Dhu, The Cellar Bar, The Old Swan Inn and The Club Bar have all let it be known they’ll be showing St Mirrens first SPL game live on Monday 25th July. Got luck the Saints!

What else?

If none of that gets you interested, then 2 of the best karaoke nights in the area will be taking place at Hamishes Hoose and the Bankhouse on Friday, so go sing your wee hearts out!

Some other updates include the addition of Kennedys bar to the website, the updating of a few pub profiles to include new Facebook profiles (including Lorimers, Bishopton, The Glenleven Inn, Kilbarchan and The Old Swann Inn, Paisley).

As always, if you know of events coming up in future, let us know and we’ll let everyone else know. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook (and tell your friends to!), to keep up to date with news: http://www.facebook.com/RenfrewshirePubs – over 300 others already do!

A Revamp, a Boxing Match and a Barbeoke

Those of you who’ve used the Renfrewshire Pubs website in the past will have noticed some pretty big changes to the look of it in recent weeks. The Pubs project started off as a fairly small idea aimed at hopefully helping raise awareness of some of the many events taking place across pubs and bars in Renfrewshire.

However, it quickly grew to a point where we had over 300 Facebook fans and a significant amount of traffic on the site from people searching Google for information on various pubs. So, we decided to give the site and project a proper identity, hopefully encouraging more of those visitors to find out more about the pubs and, ultimately, go along to some of the many events that are on.

So, thanks to all those who follow and use the site so far!

You’ll notice we now have an “Upcoming Events” displayed across all pages of the site. We intend populating this with everything from weekly karaoke nights to live music acts and random one off events, so if you know of something not listed, let us know (pubdetails@renfrewshirepubs.co.uk).

A Pretty Big Boxing Match
Whether you’re a fan of boxing or not, there is no getting away from the hype surrounding this weekends David Haye V Wladimir Klitschko fight. We appreciate not everyone will want to watch it, but we have heard there are some pubs showing it across Renfrewshire. If you go along, enjoy! So far we know of The Bankhouse, The Craig Dhu and Paddy Malarkys in Paisley, along with The Viscount in Renfrew.

A Barbeoke ?!?
We’re assuming that this event is as the name suggests … a mixture between Barbeque and Karaoke. Sounds like a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon! We caught a mention of it on the Facebook page of The Bankhouse earlier. It sounds like good fun, so please send in some photos if you go along – we’ll upload to Facebook and you can tag yourself!

Casper and Co, 56 Degrees North and The Snow Brigade to Name Just a Few

Another busy weekend for live music in Renfrewshire, and a chance to see some bands we’ve not previously mentioned on the Renfrewshire Pubs website, including Casper & Co, 56 Degrees North and The Snow Brigade.

After last weeks busy schedule which included the V-Factor Final (congratulations to the winner!), we’re pleased to say this week is just as busy.

Several bands, playing several pubs across several locations including Johnstone, Renfrew, Paisley and Bridge of Weir.

Starting off tonight you can find Casper and Co over at Callums Bar in Johnstone and, if you miss them, you can see them on Saturday at the ever popular Bankhouse in Paisley. More of the Casper and Co Renfrewshire dates will be posted soon, but in the meantime, find out more about them on the Casper and Co. website.

Elsewhere, Republic of Soul can be found playing over at Hamishes Hoose in Paisley. Always a busy night over at Hamishes Hoose, so if you’re going to be in town, pop in.

56 Degrees North, another band we’ve not mentioned before on the Renfrewshire Pubs website, will be playing Harrys Bar in Renfrew. We’ll find out if they have any more dates and add them to the website.

Finally, heading into Bridge of Weir, you’ll find The Snow Brigade playing at The Weir. A popular pub in Bridge of Weir, this is sure to be another good night at The Weir.

As ever, if you’ve attended any of the events mentioned on Renfrewshire pubs, send in your comments and photos and we’ll post them on our Facebook page. Email us!

Havock Road, V-Factor, 6 Nations and Comedy … another busy weekend in Renfrewshire Pubs

Each week seems to get busier and busier. With more contributions and information being sent our way from Pubs, bars and Inns, we can begin to send out more details updates on what’s available for everyone this weekend, if you fancy something a little different.

And this weekend definitely has variety!

Friday 11th February 2011:
It’s round 2 of the Viscount (Renfrew) V-Factor competition. Yes, think X-factor, but it’s in the Viscount Bar. Running every Friday through February and March and a final at the end of March, with big money prizes, there is no entry fee. Starts at 8:30pm, so get along for a sing song. Follow the Viscount on Facebook to keep up to date.

It’s also Pub Quiz night over at The Houston Inn, Houston. A relaxed evening with some brain teasers.

Saturday 12th February 2011:
Scotland host Wales in the RBS 6 Nations 2011. Let’s hope Scotland can build on last weeks performance. If you want to watch it, head over to the Howwood Inn or The Wee Howff, who’ve both confirmed they are showing 6 Nations games on TV. If you know other pubs showing the games, let us know.

Your live music this Saturday can be found at The Brown Bull, Lochwinnoch. Havock Road have been invited in to play and the evening kicks off at 9:30pm. Get along and support them!

If Poker is more you’re thing, then the regular MTT Poker League is on at the Station Bar (Paisley) at 2:30pm.

Sunday 13th February 2011:
The highlight of Sunday, apart from you all being out buying gifts for your Valentine (obviously!), has to be the Comedy Night over at Brodies Farmhouse, Houston. 4 great comedy acts compered by Raymond Mearns. Starts at 8:30pm and tickets are £5.

Alternatively, the weekly pub quiz is on at 9pm over at Harrys Bar, Renfrew or you can join in with more Poker at the Wallace Tavern (Elderslie), Hazel Arms (Johnstone) or Bankhouse (Paisley).

As always, please contact each Pub, Bar and Inn prior to attending just to make sure each event is definitely on. We try our best to be accurate but some times / dates may change from time to time.

Find out more about events across Renfrewshire by visiting the following sections of the website:

Live Music in Renfrewshire

Poker in Renfrewshire

Pub Quiz Nights in Renfrewshire