A return to the Gourock bin pub scene from a recently closed establishment, Monteiths is under new ownership and aiming to score as highly as possible on the KKK leaderboard. Almost nothing has changed inside the pub from before - which means that it has kept the period features of a pishing trough beneath the bar for regulars in the good old days and a toilet that stinks of the forty years stale pish since they stopped using the trough. Other plus points include:
- food: absolutely none as it should be
- all TV football catered for
- big boy measures, reasonably priced
On the down side it has gone for miniature bottles of Prosecco and Pinot Grigio for its wine selection rather than the correct bin options of Buckfast and El D. While some absolute bins have remained in Gourock, Monteiths is clearly catering to a slightly different and worse crowd.
Verdict 2 1/2 Ks out of 3. Monteiths remains a solid enough bin pub and is worth a stop along Gourocks wide selection. Its new ownership earns the official KKK seal of approval.
Your intrepid bin pub reviewer decided to pay a visit to the great white whale of Greenock bin pubs on the afternoon before the Falkirk game. A taste for violence in the Burns was required for the later visit of those horrible mutants.
It was ****ing shut. On a Friday afternoon.
As a result of this shocking faux pas The Burns Lounge has been permanently disqualified from the competition.