Two Glasgow bars to host free community dinner on Christmas Day for people in need

The kitchen team behind two Glasgow bars have generously decided to host to host a free community dinner on Christmas Day for people in need.

Published 24th Dec 2018
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

A spokesperson for Hen of the Woods, the kitchen team behind The Hug & Pint and The Glad Cafe, said: "We understand that Christmas can be a difficult time for many.

"That's why we are hosting a free community dinner at both venues on Christmas Day for anyone who might need some company, can't afford a big Christmas dinner, or doesn't have a place to go."

From midday until 5pm at both venues, their team of volunteers will be serving a full Christmas dinner, consisting of veggie haggis and all the trimmings and offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere for anyone who fancies it.

The spokesperson added: "This dinner is free to everyone and absolutely everybody is welcome, no questions asked.

"Our hardworking team are putting their free time and effort into this fantastic cause and we ask that you help us spread the word so we can reach the people who might need it most.

"Thanks and have a Merry Christmas!"

The address for the two venues are as follows:

Glasgow free community dinner Christmas Day

The Hug & Pint (west end)

171 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9AW
0141 331 1901

The Glad Cafe (southside)

1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2HG
0141 636 6119

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