Scotland > Aberdeen
Beershine (705) The Sunshine State, Florida | September 1, 2013
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Decent place, as they have a couple of local real ales. Cask Marque, but the house bitter was off form. The most important thing you need to know is this: ***If you value all that is good, just, and true in life, do not eat here.*** Josh and I made this mistake, and it was worse than expected. If you are a glutton for punishment, you are better off at the Wetherspoons nearby (The Archibald Simpson). Same grim hospital food quality with a bigger, better tap list.
Schlenkerla (332) , Austria | July 4, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
We visisited this pub July 4th 2013 after playing Royal Aberdeen. Very nice pub with a long bar which is inviting you to sit directly in front of the taps. They serve 8 real ales, we had Bohemian from Green King and Lia Fail from Inveralmond brewery, both very delicious with the right temperature. Nice service and good food too. Next we will go to Brewdog!
jfb (131) , Germany | May 28, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cosy pub just off Union Street, easy to miss. Seems to be quite popular with the locals. About 8 cask ales of varied quality on during my visit. Prices and service are ok.
sic1314 (353) Leiden, Netherlands | April 22, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Very much an Aberdeen institution, but again one which has deteriorated (at the very least in beer choice) since itís acquisition by Belhaven / Greene King. Still worth a visit to see a traditional local bar, just donít expect to find anything very interesting.
rosenbergh (433) Helsinki, Finland | March 2, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Very much like JDW bars (this is not a negative remark). 8 casks. Also interesting ones. Quite cheap prices. Much easier place to blend in than Musa we came here from. Would definitely visit again.
Leighton (574) London, England | February 19, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice pub in central Aberdeen, just off the east end of Union Street. They had a decent range of cask ales on my visit with several new ones for me. The pub itself if dark and cozy, with lots of seating options. The bartender was very kind and attentive. Good prices. I didnít eat any food on my visit. A very solid pub, and together with the Old Blackfriard and Archibald Simpson makes a very nice one-two-three punch. Check it out.
DackMartini (2) , Scotland | January 10, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
One of my all-time favourite pubs. On most nights, the bar is long enough to let the regulars sit in peace without interfering with service. The staff are very friendly, and thereís usually one or two on hand to recommend a decent pint. The interior is your classic old-manís pub; hard wood, comfy chairs, et al. Itís immediately welcoming.
The 8 beer taps have 5 guests, which regularly change. This sometimes means thereís a night where youíre not too keen on any, but itís worth checking in a few nights later to see whatís new. If all else fails, the house ale is a fairly solid Inveralmond brew (very close to Ossians).
Food wise, itís decent pub grub - the steak and ale pie being something of a local legend - and reasonably priced (£6.25 a main). One of the only Belhaven owned pubs to have itís own menu.
Apart from beers, thereís a bountiful selection of malts to choose from, usually no more than £2.30 a nip for the more premium ones.
Scopey (387) Croydon, England | October 12, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on many, many occasions. Traditional Scottish Pub, located on a small lane, just off Union Street. Inside there is a large bar with a 8 cask ale dispensing mostly Scottish Ales from the likes of Black Isle, Isle of Skye, Trad Scottish Ales and Cairngorm. The beer is always well kept and they also have a house ale made by Inveralmond. For those who care the whisky selection is also good and great value. The interior is traditional and cosy. I would personally give the food a miss, but itís cheap and cheerful if thatís your thing. Please note this is unsurprisingly a very popular and busy pub, so you may want to avoid rush-hour. When in Aberdeen this is a must-visit.
JohnRMurdoch (301) Glasgow, Scotland | April 2, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Traditional bar with a good selection of well cared for cask ales including their own Prince of Wales Ale from Inveralmond. Satisfactory service & prices
Bryne (293) Bryne, Norway | March 20, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A classic pub and also a "True Heritage Pub" 18 m long bar counter and 8 cask ales. I enjoyed a good pub lunch, "Haggis, neeps and tetties" served with Whisky sauce.(6,29 Pound) Williams Brothers Seven Giraffes was the best beer I had here. (Visited March 14th 2011)
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