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The Sparkle Horse

££ - £££, ,
16 Dowanhill Street, Glasgow G11 5QS, Scotland
+44 141 562 3175
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good41%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
16 Dowanhill Street, Glasgow G11 5QS, Scotland
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Called in here with old workmates for a night of adult drinking, patter and swallie. Been before when it reopened and found it pretty good in a yummy mummy way. Toddlers everywhere,wandering about the bar area,walking about the seats with their manky feet to the...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Visited this area of Glasgow as a change to Ashton lane and Finnieston and really enjoyed it! This was our last stop, good relaxed atmosphere, food was great, excellent portions and price! Friendly helpful staff. Will definitely return!

Thank Carinna M
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Great menu that has £5/£6/£7 dishes. The food is excellent : the kids had the Steak Bavette which was really succulent and tasty. It was served with a salad, slaw and hand cut chips. We would highly recommend this pub. They do have an 8pm...More

Thank rozabell
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Well, I thought : "I'd better do something productive with the 50 MINUTES of waiting time that we had to endure to have our food". So here I am writing this review which hopes to convey the great disappointment that this place has been for...More

Thank Ester T
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Visited the baby disco on a Sunday. This pub has a lovely atmosphere although it is pretty small. When I saw the baby disco advertised it didn't say anything about being able to book a table so even though I got there just after 12...More

Thank LoveKenya2011
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Out with my wife and daughter on Saturday night and after a nice meal in a local restaurant, we ended up in The Sparkle. nice relaxed feel to this bar and the drink was well priced.

Thank H6104UTcraigs
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Chilled service, very nice food and the benefit of being mostly a regulars bar (not in an unwelcoming way) Great hidden gem

Thank alwaysdoubledown
Reviewed 16 January 2018

booked this place in mar 17 for about 20 people, probably had most of the upstairs but booked out most of the night. having ate here a number of times (and enjoyed a few pints as well over the years) i knew the food was...More

Thank farquare
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is a wee gem of a place. Tucked away in a corner just off Dumbarton Road and Byres Road it's an unpretentious and friendly pub with a small menu of good food at reasonable prices, a good selection of gins and whiskies, and a...More

Thank Carrie M
Craig S, Manager at The Sparkle Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Many many thanks Carrie. We really appreciate the kind words though from your description it seems you may be reviewing a different quiz to the one that takes place here. Seriously though we're just trying to do our thing and we're glad you like it....More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Not really sure what to make of this place. I live locally and it has mixed reviews, with locals generally going to one of the other surrounding pubs so they don't feel out of place. It is a bit dirty looking in general and survives...More

Thank hairyboy100
Craig S, Manager at The Sparkle Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Hi. Despite your numerous attempts to have a good night out in Glasgow it seems that you've been let down once again. We apologise. For the record, the vast majority of our customers are locals so I guess local people just like different places. Best...More

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22 August 2016|
Response from Allison M | Reviewed this property |
Yes,midweek is ok but at the weekends it is advisable,the music covers most genres and I'm quite sure you won't be disappointed,enjoy.
13 December 2015|
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Response from Q5852JBgeorgem | Reviewed this property |
I echo all the replies on here, the people with children are, from what I can see, made very welcome and are accommodated in a relaxed, well mannered vibe.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Dowanhill Street, Glasgow G11 5QS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 562 3175
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