On the outskirts of Kirkintilloch, located at the side of the Forth and Clyde Canal, The Stables is your perfect family and dog friendly pub.
Built in 1812 to house horses working on the nearby canal, this old building has developed into a popular country pub and restaurant, complete with great views of the Firth of Clyde, the rolling Campsie hills and idyllic scenery.
The pub itself is a rustic affair, looking every inch the charming countryside pub from outside.
A perfectly cut garden with benches leads up to the front door, guiding you inside the warm reception area to await seating.
A wash of oranges and browns, the dining area provides that ‘countryside feeling’, while a roaring log fire adds to the rural atmosphere.
Minimilist wooden tables sit amongst a well lit dining and pub area, while draped curtains encourage comfort and a feeling of being at home.
Standard pub grub is available if you prefer your old favourites, while the fixed price menu with 2 courses for £8.50 until 5pm is a popular choice.
This is a family friendly pub, with a children’s menu, but many local families come on a Sunday to tuck into a delicious Sunday roast – minus the dishes.
A variety of drinks and wines are on offer at competitive prices.
Our furry friends aren’t allowed in the restaurant area, however the beer garden is where they are welcomed with water and a dog bowl at the side of the establishment.
The beer garden, overlooking the canal and unspoilt scenery is a popular place to stop for a spot of lunch or ice cold drink during the summer months.
Sheltered tables and picnic benches are situated in the beer garden, a favourite stop over for cyclists and walkers who can gain access to the garden from the canal path.
While outside, you can enjoy watching the riverboats travel up and down the canal – perhaps even catch a ride with one!
After you’ve enjoyed your food and drinks, you can enjoy a hearty walk along the canal with your furry friend.
On a warm summer’s day, the beer garden is locally known as a hot spot, so be sure to get down there early to guarantee yourself a seat.
Recommended booking in advance for a table in the restaurant area.
Our recommendation: Falafel Wrap £4.95 and an ice cold cider
TIP: Bring treats for your dog, as only water is on offer here!