Much-loved Glasgow pub goes up for sale

A historic pub in Glasgow's Merchant City has been put up for sale by its current owners.

Published 22nd Mar 2018
Updated 22 nd Mar 2018

Rab Ha's, which was named after an iconic local character dubbed the 'Glasgow Glutton', has been put on the market for £600,000.

• READ MORE: Who was Rab Ha’ aka The Glasgow Glutton?

Located on Hutcheson Street, the bar is hugely popular with locals and visitors to the city and is described by the estate agents advertising the property  as an "attractive traditional bar and kitchen", with a "basement function room and 4 en-suite bedrooms on the first floor".

Posting on their website, EG Property wrote: "Rab Ha's is situated within the Merchant City area of the city centre, a trendy, cosmopolitan area characterised by lively bars, restaurants, shops and hotels.

"The location is also an established residential area popular with professionals, students and up market buyers."

With its exposed brickwork, wooden furniture and rustic aesthetic, Rab Ha's is a pub, restaurant and hotel, well known for its Scottish dishes.

The bar takes its name from Rab Ha’ - or Robert Hall - who slept rough on the streets of the city in the 1820s and 30s and survived by entering eating competitions and accepting challenges on how much food he could put away. He was known to frequent the premises and was said to be a popular character there.

• READ MORE: The story behind Glasgow’s oldest pub names

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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