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 Big Owens Bar, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire


Big Owens Bar
290 Main St

Tel: 01236 421551
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John Flanagan
Terrible manners
Visited yesterday before the football and the moron behind the bar wearing a blue Santa jersey was extremely rude and went out of his way to be offensive. It it hadn't been for Clyde fans the place would have been empty. Find another profession you halfwit You deserve to reside in Coatbridge
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Rating: No rosettes

jimmy kerr
worst pub in scotland by far ,they dont listen.too expensive.and not friendly,its all profit not nice place.its crap
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Best in Lanarkshire!
This is THE best pub in Lanarkshire by far. The staff are great and always remember you and have a bit of banter with you; the menu is varied and REALLY GOOD VALUE (the Smoked Haddock on a bed of Mash and creamed Leeks - YUM!!!); the staff genuinely seem to WANT to be there (one of the girls told us that she often comes in on her days off for a breakfast!!) - we STUPIDLY did not go to Owens for dinner last night as we were going to a function in a 'well-known' pub/restaurant in Academy St, Coatbridge and decided to eat there - the staff in there were total miseries and the food was cr@p! Owens every time from now on!!!!!
My Grandfather used to drink in (Big) Owens many moons ago, then my Dad - and now I KNOW WHY! Don't change anything guys - you have the full package down to a 'T'!
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Rating: rosettes

A great pub.
Really friendly.
Staff couldn't do enough
Even sunny!
Monday, July 25, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Top pub
On a flying visit to Coatbridge today, ended up here and was very impressed. Good beer, food and service, a nice beer garden to soak up the sun - and even the loan of a cig lighter from one of the girls behind the bar. Great stuff!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Rating: rosettes

oh - and very good bar staff
...the girls at the bar were great - very efficient, friendly and lovely!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Rating: rosettes

fun atmosphere
don't normally go out in NL - actually don't normally go out these days, but ended up here on a girlie (well womany) night out. Was a really young crowd, although were a few oldies too. Atmosphere was very friendly though and fun and never stopped dancing all night - despite the DJ;)
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Rating: rosettes

best bar in coatbridge staff r always willing to help food is good music is great beer garden is best part. function suite is lovely
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Rating: rosettes

been going to owens for over five years.staff unrivalled and cant do enough.owner v nice lad who always chats theres areason they are the busiest bar.which empty bar does maddison run.well run organised and still there
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Rating: rosettes

rubbish pub. too expensive. bad food. beer garden is filthy. went inside for a meal and drink. couldnt believe the prices. the steak pie was off. chips wer bad and broken. staff are slow.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Rating: No rosettes

amazin pud drink in it bout 4 times a week great staff great atmosphee andn great food and music.great beer garden 2 and great for a super sunday
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Rating: rosettes

Scott McC
Another good night....
....In Owens! Cracking pub, cracking staff, cracking beer garden, cracking food, cracking craic!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Rating: rosettes

big daisy
best pub been there since it was big owens michael really nice guy
bar staff ace music and food too
my hubby drinks every sunday no complaints ace pub
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Rating: rosettes

Sunday, July 26, 2009
Rating: rosettes

Mark Johnston
Great pub, great staff, great food.
Have drank in Owen's bar for a number of year's now and the place just goes from strength to strength. The bar staff are first class, the girl's are absolutely stunning, and snake, one of the few barmen must be one of the best barmen in Lanarkshire. The owner is the best landlord I have ever met, and he give's so much time to his customer's,it is commendable. The only problem is,it is a victim of it's own success, Thur, Fri, and Sat are soooo busy. It would need to be at least twice the size to have a nice comfortable drink but if you like a busy bouncing atmosphere it has got to be up there with the best. In the summer it has a massive beer garden that is very lively and enjoyable. 10 /10
Friday, April 10, 2009
Rating: rosettes

Owens bar is an amazing night out and the guy who owns it is a total BABE !
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

It's good, but perhaps over-rated
I agree with most of the previous posts. It can be busy but that's a good sign. The bar staff are easy but that's good if you're a guy. There are no hot men, just a bunch of manky poseurs from Coatbridge or Airdrie who look like footy player wannabes without the money or good looks (or charm). The bouncers are friendly and the food is great. Fab prices and good cheesey music if you just want a fun night. Yes, the function room excellent and beer garden really handy for all those lazy sunny afternoons we have. All in, a good pub but slightly over-rated because there is nowhere else to go within a 5 mile radius except Harry's Bar (which is okay too, sometimes).
I think Big Owen's need to give their barmaids some clothes, they are mostly half naked or wearing completely bizarre (not even just trendy!) gear. The guy that owns it is really friendly and makes an effort to speak to most folk when he can. Cool
Friday, January 30, 2009
Rating: rosettes

Thursday, November 6, 2008
Rating: rosettes

Michelle Cunningham
Fab bar, great food, friendly people, good music, Can be busy but who wants to go into a pub where it's no atmosphere & this pub no doubt is bouncing at the weekends and is busy during the week so what dose that tell you.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Rating: rosettes

the bar staff are brillaint they are quick to serve and serve with a a warming smile and especially the glass collectors they are great also
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Rating: rosettes

been in twice in think this pub is so over-rated!!! far too busy for my liking....only suitable for those people who dont mind sobering up while waiting to get served!!!

The bar staff are quite arrogant aswell. and the bar girls..well lets say if u wana pull, then go!!!! they are the desperate type!
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Rating: rosettes

The pub is busy, very busy. To busy downstairs for me, but just proves how popular it is. I've started going to the relaunched Garfield nights upstairs. It is not run by Owen's. Not sure who runs it, but it is brilliant that at last there is somewhere you can go where they play great indie music instead of all the dance stuff. The beer garden is excellent also.
Monday, September 25, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Oor Wullie Fat Boab, Soapy
Ahhhm away tae Peters.
Aye yer no wrang there Chuck, used to be a braw pub. Noo its foolah chancers,romancers and disco-dancers.........to be avoided at all costs.
Thursday, September 7, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

Chuck U Farley
Waste of time .
A shadow of its former self, seems to be a haunt of delusional sad playboys now. Shame really.
Thursday, September 7, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

Jumpin' Jack
Posers Bar
A la the previous description - the place to be seen in - just about says it all I think.
Poser City, Dakota should be their address
Friday, August 18, 2006
Rating: rosettes

I'm lovin it
Best Bar in Lanarkshire, Great Food, Brilliant Beer Garden, Fantastic Bar Staff, The Place To Be Seen In
Wednesday, August 2, 2006
Rating: rosettes

too busy
allright if you like standin' with yer pint up yer jumper and gettin' bumped from piller to pst all night - otherwise overrated !!
Monday, July 10, 2006
Rating: rosettes

two non blondes
owens bar
owens is the place to be,great atmosphere,sexy bouncers and bar staff!!! we go most fridays and always have a ball. ps must try a stiffy shot
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Beer Garden
Also smashing wee beer garden for a nice summers day!
Cant beat it!
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Scott McCloy
What a place! cant beat it! great staff and management! friendly relaxed atmosphere in bar and great function room uptairs too! Great value for food! all in all you cant beat a good night in Owens!
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Derek Murphy
Atmosphere, fun, a great place
One of the best pubs around. Great atmosphere, great food and all this with the friendliest and most helpful staff you'll find anywhere. I love it!!!
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Rating: rosettes

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Tel: 01236 421551
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