Wednesday 4 May 2016

Simple Pleasures

The best bar in Scotland awards have been announced. There were 11 categories of awards and two of the pubs who won awards are in my home town of Glasgow.

Congratulations to both.

I don't drink alcohol so this story wouldn't normally be of much interest to me, but my ears perked up when I heard that the award for the best hotel bar went to to a hotel in Blythswood Square, Glasgow.

Because it has to be said that I remember many years ago, back in the old Glasgow, when Blythswood Square was rather better known for another, ahem, type of hospitality.

I think the best and most diplomatic way I can put this is to say that Blythswood square used to be famous (or to be correct, infamous) as a meeting place where one could engage, for a price, with certain ladies of rather liberal morals. You get the idea.

So when one of the judges said that the awards are "all about quality of experience" and "customer care and quality being applied to every aspect of a visit" I couldn't help but chuckle.

It's nice to know that quality, pleasurable experiences are still being had by all in good old Blythswood Square!