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Kempock Bar is another tiny tenament bar with friendly staff. The novelty here is that there is no Guiness. Banquette seating to left and tables in middle.A very friendly locals pub with some bottled beers. Not as large as it looks. Claims to have the best juke box in the west of scotland
As featured in the book "Still Goin' " by Stevenson & Mackay
have a pint here
heavy: Bellhaven Best
lager: Tennents , Carlsberg
Occasionally bottles of brown beer (although not all staff know this)
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Cleats Barroom has a large curved bar with raised seating area at each end. Lots of seating and space to stand. Picture window overlooks the river just at the pier.
Basement bar downstairs.
have a pint here
heavy: Bellhaven Best; Tennents 70/-; Joker
lager: Tennents and Tennents Ice Cold, Stella
Cider: Strongbow , Magners Guinness
Cafe Continental is a brilliant bar diner with excellent food and a range of beers. Unfortunately no Real Ale (bottled Deuchars). Seating area at back has beautiful views across the river and of steamers coming into Gourock pier. Bar comfortable to sit at, although front area can feel chilly. Quiz nights and live music. Prices make it like Glasgow.
heavy: Bellhaven Best (bottled Deuchars & Bitter & Twisted)
lager: Tennents and Tennents Ice Cold, Becks, Weissbraau, Stella,
Original Bud and Budweisser, Estella, Peronni, West 4
Guinness and Guinness Ice Cold
The Spinnaker Hotel is the only place in town with Real Ale. The website suggested three are available, but only a poor Greene King was on. However, at a Christmas visit three ales were on. A really nice hotel with three seating rooms all overlooking the river. There is a small patio to front and side. Actual bar counter has a lovely feel to it, very pleasant to sit at and well stocked. Coffee machine and good pub grub.
Real ale: not stocking real ale anymore
Lager: Tennents and Tennents Ice Cold, Peroni, Stella, Bud, Becks
Heavy: Yardarm; East coast pale ale; Bellhaven Best and Bellhaven Best Ice Cold
Cider: Blackthorn Guinness and Ice Cold
Buckley's Firth Hotel is real lager land even to the extent of the heavy pump being hard to see. Large patio with views across the Clyde. Inside there is a lower area set out for meals during the day and with large windows looking across the river. Small stage like area for DJs and quiz-master. Up a few steps is a seating and a long bar.
heavy: Tennents 70/-
lager: Tennents and Tennents Ice Cold, San Miguel, Carlsberg, Stella, Peroni
Cider: Magners, Gayners Guiness and Guiness Ice Cold
Cardwell - Carling
Montieths - Bud
Darroch - 1664
Victoria -Tennents Ice Cold
Kempock - Carlsberg
Cleats - Stella
Cafe Cont - Weissbraau or Becks
Spinnaker - Peroni or Becks
Which expression comes from a stable owner who rented out horses and who obliged his customers to take the horse nearest the door?
The rest of the pubs in Gourock are past the station and along the main road, still keeping the river Clyde on your right. Most of these pubs are able to make use of the views across the river.
Drink and Music
Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Of
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Benjamin Franklin