-Babbity Bowster

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© David Williams


c.1794, Robert and John Adam

The pub Babbity Bowster stands in Blackfriars Street which is just off High Street. The street was named after the Blackfriars Monastery which existed in the High Street in medieval times.

It was built as a house and it still has its original Roman Doric doorway. The building was derelict before its conversion to a pub and the restoration won well-deserved awards.

The `Babbity Bowster` is an old Scottish dance.

This article is based on the guidebook "The Glasgow Guide".

The Babbity Bowster pub in Blackfriars Street.

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