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Festive Bothy Pop Up takes over Glasgow's Gordon Lane for Christmas

From the people behind Heverlee at Tontine, The Fish Plaice Festive Bothy pop up offers Glasgow shoppers an escape from the Christmas chaos

Published: December 18, 2015
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Glasgow’s newest pop up bar The Fish Plaice Festive Bothy offers weary festive shoppers a snug place to rest and revive, with a menu from the world renowned Fish Plaice market and authentic Belgian beer from Heverlee.

Open until the 10th of January only, the latest pop up from the people behind this summer’s Heverlee at Tontine bar will take-over Gordon Lane (just off Gordon Street, beside Republic Bier Halle), bringing warming winter foods from the land, the lochs and the sea to a fully covered and heated bothy in the heart of Glasgow city centre.

Fish Plaice favourites on the menu will include oysters, fish pies and Cullen Skink and a board of unexpected daily specials. Street food newcomer On Rotation Rotisserie will also be on hand serving perfectly seasoned chickens, sautéed potatoes & Porchetta Pork Roast piled high on locally sourced artisan breads.

Festive drinks will take inspiration from Europe’s artisan winter markets, with Belgian beer from Heverlee served alongside home-made mulled wine, boozy raspberry hot chocolate and hot toddies, plus hot cider, Bloody Mary’s and Prosecco to name a few.

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While taking inspiration from Scotland’s mountain shelters, the pop up bothy reflects the companionship that can be found within them, gathering strangers and old friends alike around the fire to escape the wilds.

To kick off feelings of community spirit and Christmas goodwill, people in and around Glasgow city centre are invited to tweet @HeverleeBeer #HeverleeXmas, tagging a friend they’d like to share a pint with this festive season, for a chance to have a catch up at the pop up on Heverlee.

Ricky Scoular, operator of The Fish Plaice Festive Bothy, said: “You hear great stories about mountain bothies – at the most practical level they’re a place to keep warm, but they’re also a place for friends and strangers alike to come together and share good food, drink and conversation. Anyone looking to escape the cold, shopping crowds or even the office Christmas party will get a similarly warm welcome at our bothy.”

Rhona Fyfe, Senior Brand Manager for Heverlee, said: “After the success of our Heverlee at Tontine pop up this summer, there’s been an appetite for something similar to return, so we jumped at the chance to be involved in the festive bothy. Just like the new bar, Belgium’s winter markets have a cosy feel, so it makes sense to have a proper Belgian beer like Heverlee behind the bar.”

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The Fish Plaice Festive Bothy will be open daily until 10th January (except Christmas and New Year’s Day), 2pm – 9pm.

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