Did you know that in Gaelic, campsie means ‘crooked fairy hill’?
And while we can’t guarantee that you’ll spot wee folk at The Beech Tree restaurant on the edge of the Campsie Fells, you can certainly be sure of a hearty slap-up meal.
So why not sample the fare for yourself with today’s Big Deal on a main course for two?
Scenic country restaurant
Based at the foot of the landmark Dumgoyne hill, The Beech Tree Restaurant & Café Bar is a down-to-earth dining spot serving up quality, home-style comfort food.
Diners can enjoy everything from British classics to global favourites, including vegan and gluten-free choices.
The restaurant also has a beer garden, children’s play area and even an animal area with pygmy goats, mini Shetland ponies, ducks, rabbits and zebra finches. Overall, it is a bustling destination for locals, walkers and sightseers.
Lunch or dinner for two
This Big Deal is for a main course up to the value of £12.95 each for two people. It is available seven days a week for both daytime and evening dining until 30th April.
As you can buy multiples with up to ten people (five purchases) per table, this would make a great family get-together. It would also suit a group of hiking friends who fancy a hearty meal after a bracing day out.
If you would like to pick a more expensive item from the menu, you can do so for a supplement.
The Beech Tree aims to source food from local suppliers wherever possible, including Christies of Duntiglennan butchers and Perthshire Strawberries. The menu offers a choice of classic mains, burgers, Tex-Mex and a vegetarian/vegan selection.
Individual dishes can change, but highlights include the Heilan Coo Burger with a 6oz Scottish Highland beef patty & Monterey Jack cheese; chicken mango curry with rice; steak & ale pie with seasonal veg, and chicken fajitas on a bowl of nachos.
Non-carnivores can tuck into choices like the vegetarian spinach & ricotta ravioli or the vegan teriyaki veg stir fry.
Dessert isn’t included with this offer but you might be tempted by the blackcurrant & Prosecco cheesecake or the strawberry mess.
Close to walking routes
The Beech Tree is in the Blane Valley, about a half hour drive from Glasgow city centre.
Based at a point just north of the Campsies, the inn offers a peaceful view of Highland mountains. It is also a stopping off point for both The West Highland Way and John Muir Way.
These TripAdvisor reviewers enjoyed their visit to The Beech Tree at Dumgoyne. We have edited their comments for shortness:
‘Brilliant!.. There was a toy box for the kids to play with, animals outside and a park, so the kids were well entertained! The food was delicious and the menu varied… Despite being an hour away from us we will definitely be back.’
‘Just a great family location. Took my daughter and granddaughter and hubbie. We booked ahead and had a lovely evening. Great pub food and family friendly between the garden, the food options and the relaxed atmosphere. I had lovely chilli, nice and spicy!! Great family tea!’
‘I called in for a light lunch while walking the West Highland Way. I was greeted at the bar and ordered broth and a cheese hoagie. It was a nice day so I sat outside and the food was brought out promptly. It was decent pub food and the price was reasonable.’
Escape to the Blane Valley
Whether you fancy a bite for two in a romantic countryside setting or a hearty meal after hiking, this Big Deal would be perfect.
You can make the most of it seven days a week for lunch or dinner until April, so it’s very flexible. And as The Beech Tree is just a half hour from Glasgow, you won’t have to travel too far to enjoy a bit of rural bliss.