This place is like a time machine in the middle of Glasgow.
I have already told you how B&Q can destroy your weekend as well as your life by mismanaging your expectations. This place keeps your feet firmly on the ground.
Crockets sells tools, kitchenware and gardening equipment that you will need to learn how to use.
There is no Magic Telly moment where you get the curtain pulled back and your bathroom is finished. This place has the kit to do it, but you are reminded that your unconscious incompetence needs to be challenged and the full depth of your ineptitude need to be plumbed.
If you need it they will have it. Unfortunately, it does not have the old world masculine charm of Oswalds of Paisley, but for a city centre location it keeps the Ironmonger Tradition alive.
If nothing else buy a pan and try some pancakes. Almost nobody dies when they attempt to make pancakes.
It feels like these guys have been here since time began (well retail at least). Unfortunately they don't seem to have been able to improve anything in that time.
They are the only dedicated multi-department ironmongers, kitchenware, gardening, diy, country sports & cleaning store in the city centre. My biggest problem is save for the country sports and cleaning goods they seem to lack in the quality of the products and the ranges in stock can be very limited.
Prices can vary greatly. Some products that are stocked are very cheap and low end others which are higher quality are very overpriced.
It is very hit and miss with the staff who you can get a good one who is very knowledgeable or someone who knows nothing and tries to put it on.
I just wish they would have learnt something about customer service in their many years of trading and pass it on to their less enamouring members of staff.
Unfortunately there isn't a many alternatives for the products they stock in the city centre.
Holy " everything you can ever imagine wanting to buy for your home or gardening DIY/hardware needs that's all under one roof, is not called B&Q and isn't located 80 miles and a difficult and protracted bus journey away" Batman...its Crockets.
Named after American adventurer and hero Davie Crocket (lies i tell thee) this place is the dog's dangly bits, the bee's bendy leg bits and the cat's night time sleepware all rolled into one. Located in heaven just behind the chocolate river and next to the fudge tree this is God's favourite DIY shop.
I swear that this place has absolutely everything you could ever need of a DIY/hardware nature. Sprawling over two levels Crockets is the type of old school shop that you may remember from your childhood, when general one stop shops were more common than our current day boutiques.
A huge big thumbs up from me for this place, really, if your in town searching for any practical or otherwise household good then don't eve n think about thinking about going somewhere else....remember now, its God's favorite DIY store and you wouldn't wan to piss off God, right?
I don't always go searching to buy DIY stuff whilst in town - I'm generally more into the whole clothes shopping thing - however, after a bit of a door-related disaster, we needed to replace a door handle in our flat. I'd used Crockets for other items, like key cutting, combination padlocks, etc before so I knew it would be the type of place that I could buy one.
For a shop which is quite small, it has a massive variety of anything and everything (they really do sell everything you could ever need for your home/improvements) - it's like stepping back in time almost, and it has that comforting warm-metal smell that reminds me of being little and helping my grandad in his shed). The staff were extra helpful - my only difficulty came when choosing which door handle to pick (chrome finish or brass finish? hmmm?).
Evenly priced, old fashioned service and a huge variety of, well, everything. A great little ironmongers.
I didn't know this place existed until one Christmas when my dad asked for a can crusher for his Christmas (no, I'm not even kidding...and, believe me, that was one of his best suggestions) and casually said that you'd get it in "Crockets" as if I should automatically know what and where Crockets was. After quizzing him on directions, I ended up here and I can tell why he saw it as a Glasgow institution - it is one of very few shops like this that is still thriving and I'm glad it is.
It quite literally has everything you could need for fixing things in the home (it even had can crushers which speaks volumes) and the staff are very helpful. Since I've known about it I have been in a few times when needing bits & bobs for my various flats. I might pop in again this year to see what other obscure gifts I can find.
I spend ages in this store, it's l would call like a hardware store where you can buy anything from household, gardening to heating, well worth a visit as l found the same brand of paint here cheaper than B&Q. They also sell items like knives proper ones that actually cut, heaters and sporting guns.
A well known Glasgow instituate Crockets occupies two floors in West Nile Street.
The ground floor is a general store/ irnon monger and upstairs is the country area with key cutting, fishing, waxed jackets and equestrian items.
The whole store is expensive, for ironmongery items I would suggest the local 'pound stores'.
Gun safe, screwdriver, hammer, cookware, tableware, mastic gun, deep fat frier, radiator key, mouse trap, spanner, wrench, paint brush, roller tray, nails, star head screws, hinges and hacksaws all available here! This is my new favourite shop. They sell safes, fireproof cabinets, shelves and Allen keys. Just step through the door and breathe in. Looking for starch for your collar? They have it.
Had a work related key emergency and needed a copy cut pronto. Keys Galore aka Crockets came to the rescue.
A great old-fashioned hardware shop in the middle of Glasgow, Crockets does everything from teapots to doorknobs and screws.
helpfull staff and amazingly well stocked store with everything you could possibly need under one roof
second rate ironmongers but even worse they sell firearms to those hell bent on decimating scotlands wildlife
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