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Burgandy Makes you think silly things; Bordeaux makes you talk about them, and champagne makes you do them.

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Drink and Music

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Drinking Again

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Charlie Smith's large open bar on the main road. Plenty of room for standing at bar. It offers meals every day
Good Beer Guide 2013 (CAMRA)

real ale: Bountiful
heavy: Bellhaven Best
lager: Fosters,Stella, Tennent's
Cider: Strongbow Guinness + ice cold

Ye Old Anchor Inn is a small pleasant local lounge. There is a small serving area which can get congested but plenty of seating around the sides.

Pint here

heavy: Bodingtons, Ember, Tennents, 70/-
lager: Tennent's, Staropramen
Cider: Magners Guinness + ice cold

The Room is a large, long bar. It has had many names and designs but is now very bright - light wood, stainless steel. Low comfy sofas, at front, then bar with lots of standing room followed by tabled area.

heavy: Bellhaven Best
lager: Stella, Peronni, Esterella, Hoegarden, Tennent's, Red Stripe
Cider: Strongbow Guinness + ice cold

In the trilogy, Lord of the Rings, what was Gollum's real name?


Albert's Bar is a very small and new bar. Seating at small tables for meals at entrance. this is followed by a mezanine bar with a few large tables that do not leave much room for standing. One of the few bars to show good views over the water.

Have a beer here

heavy: John Smiths
lager: Tennent's,
Cider: Strongbow Guinness + ice cold

J.G. Sharps has the bar runs to the right and left straight in front of you as you go in. There is seating around the pub and the low ceiling gives it an attractive feel. Round from the left of the bar is a dining area and from the right is more tables and outside courtyard,
Good Beer Guide 2013 (CAMRA) , 2016

 pint here

real ale: Deuchars
heavy Caledonian 80/-, Bellhaven Best, Bellhaven Original, John Smiths
lager: Carling, Stella Guinness

The Royal Oak is a very traditional small corner bar. Some seating but mainly standing around the serving area.

Pint here as this is a dying breed

heavy Tartan, McEwan's 70/-
lager: Tennent's, Guinness + ice cold

McAulay's bar is a small bar with lounge style seating around the side.

pint here

real ale: Lees (Manchester)
heavy Bellhaven Best, Bellhaven Original, Tartan
lager: Tennent's+ cold, Stella
cider: Strongbow Guinness+ cold

On the road going out of Largs to Gourock, with the river Clyde on the left there are four Hotels - Brisbane, Queens, Woodhouse and finally Willowbank. As these are on the coast they can take dvantage of the view across the river and have the space to offer gardens for outside seating. These hotels do not offer real ale or even an extensive range of lagers. Their bus trips and wedding celebrations give them a captive audience

There are plenty of luxuries; alcohol is the only one I can afford. 


The Brisbane House Hotel is a large hotel almost in the main town. It offers restuarnt and bar food, and lots on entertainment. Looking for Party Nights and weddings to boost its takings.

half pint here

heavy Tartan, John Smiths
lager: 1664, Heineken, Fosters+cold,
cider; Strongbow Guinness + ice cold

The Queens Hotel has a pleasant small hotel bar. It offers restuarant, bar food and afternoon teas. Extensive lawn to the front with views over the river.

half pint here

heavy McEwan's Export, John Smiths
lager: Tennent's, Stella
cider: Blackthorn Guinness+ cold

Woody's Bar at the Woodhouse Hotel is in small hotel with restuarant, bar meals and afternoon tea (in Twigs) . The small attractive bar has wooden floor and small tables with comfy seats and serves Woody's ale! Nice comfortable place for locals not wanting the walk to town.
have a pint here
heavy Woody's Ale (from Carlsberg)
lager: Carlsberg, Poretti

The Willlowbank Hotel is getting towards the end of Largs, although there are still pelnty of residential properties near to attract custom from, it has bus trips and guests. Very large lounge with picture window which cannot take advantage of the view. There is a dining area and function room to back

half a pint here

heavy Bellhaven Best
lager: Tennent's
cider: Blackthorn Guinness+ cold

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