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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 Some of those seem to be out of date, while we’ve also heard of others.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

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

Pub Quiz Nights in Renfrewshire – Go Test Your Brain!

After scouring the web, we’ve decided that the good folks of Renfrewshire must be among the brightest in the country, based simply on the number of Pub Quiz nights that appear to happen in the area.

So, to give the punters a helping hand in finding their nearest pub quiz night, and to allow Pubs, Bars and Inns across Renfrewshire to promote their own quiz night, we’ve decided to start this list.

So far we’ve only added what we can confirm as definites, but if you know of a regular pub quiz night in Renfrewshire that we’ve not mentioned, let us know and we’ll add it to the list!

We currently know of the following:

Pub Quiz Nights in Houston:
The Fox and Hounds, Every Tuesday @ 9pm
The Houston Inn, Every Friday

Pub Quiz Nights in Johnstone:
Callums Bar, Every Thursday @ 8:00pm

Pub Quiz Nights in Lochwinnoch:
The Brown Bull, Every Tuesday @ 8:30pm

Pub Quiz Nights in Renfrew:
Harrys Bar, Every Sunday @ 9pm
The Viscount, Every Monday

The Renfrewshire Pubs website is now open!

Welcome to the first of many announcements on RenfrewshirePubs.co.uk! We thought we’d get the ball rolling by announcing our launch and our intention to now work towards adding every pub in Renfrewshire to our database. A big task, no doubt, but ultimately worth it we think.

Why are we doing this?

Well, we’re all aware of the possibilities of advertising across the Internet, but we also appreciate that not every pub or bar has budget to spend on such activity, even if they want to get involved. So we’ve launched this site specifically to promote on behalf of Renfrewshire Publicans. We want to see just what impact we can make by applying our experience of Internet Marketing and helping out our local establishments.

What do the good Publicans need to do?
They don’t have to do anything if they’d prefer not to. However, we built this to help them promote everything about their pubs and bars. Whether it be charity nights, race nights, wins in the local darts league, special offers, screenings of sports events or any other bit of information that might encourage readers to find out more, we want publicans to send it to us so that we can then distribute it across the website, through our social media platforms (including Facebook) and through our regular eMarketing Newsletter.

Now what?

Well, it’s going to take time to add every pub and patience to make sure we get all the information correct. We’ll work away on that part of the process, but if you want to email details of a pub, it would be very much appreciated (just email pubdetails@renfrewshirepubs.co.uk). You don’t have to own the pub, you could just be a regular. As long as the details are accurate, we don’t mind who sends them! (we need pub name, address, phone number, picture (if possible), website if they have one and Facebook page if they have one).

Advertising
Most of this venture is being supported through advertising on the site. We’ll keep it related to Renfrewshire and the surrounding area as possible, allowing us to help other local business in the process. So, if you are a Renfrewshire (or surrounding area) business looking to advertise to all who may use this site, check out our advertising options and contact us for pricing. You can advertise on this site for as little as £30 per month!

What pubs are already on the site?
Not to many yet, but we’re working on it! Some initial pubs, however, include The Brown Bull (Lochwinnoch), The Ferry Inn (Renfrew), Braehead Tavern (Inchinnan) and The River Inn (Crosslee) .

If you’d like your pub or bar added sooner rather than later, email us the details as above.