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With warm welcome and 18 whiskies on offer, isle be back to this city pub.

His fabled get-togethers for travellers coming to Skye were the stuff of legend.

Boatman Boyd Roderick may have been born in Glasgow but would greet visitors on the Skye ferry from Mallaig like long-lost friends, inviting them into his home to share a single malt, great food and music.

When two businessmen from Portree decided to buy one of Glasgow's longest-established pubs, it was an obvious choice to name it after the man who made everyone feel welcome on the isle.

The Boyd Roderick is a welcome addition to this part of the southside, where good pubs are in short supply.

Only a few yards from Pollok Country Park and the famous Burrell Collection, it's been the Swann Inn, 1901 and The Burrell.

Having been open in its new guise fora few months, Pub Spy thought it was time for a visit. Although it was freezing outside, there was no mistaking the warmth of the welcome inside and we were quickly shown to our table for lunch.

The emphasis is on good Scottish produce and we enjoyed the large portions of haggis bon bons, freshly battered coley and chips and venison stovies. But it's a great place for a few drinks at the bar or watching the football too.

You can also choose from the 16 gins, nine rums, 14 vodkas and 18 whiskies, as well as two craft beers from Skye on draught and various lagers. The island where Boyd Roderick settled is famous for the Skye Boat song and this pub is certainly hitting all the right notes with its customers.

BOYD RODERICK Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow THE DRINK Pint of lager (Carling) PS3.75 Fresh orange and lemonade PS2.00 Prosecco - glass PS5.25 Vodka and coke PS2.75 Top cocktail Manhattan - the old classic with bourbon, sweet vermouth and bitters PS6.95 THE FOOD Star dish Venison stovies - venison sausage, savoy cabbage and bacon potato cake PS11.95

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Date:Jan 14, 2018
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