Scotland > Aberdeen
Beer Available At Archibald Simpson (JDW) (arranged by most recent)
BrewDog This. Is. Lager. 42, Adnams Jack Brand Crystal Rye IPA 76, BrewDog Punk IPA (5.6%) 98, Arkells Noel Ale (Cask) 37, Wadworth / 10 Barrel O.G. IPA (Wadworth) 82, Marstons / Birrificio Lambrate Ligťra 60, Banksís / Two Birds Golden Ale 50, Sixpoint The Crisp Pilsner 59, Harviestoun Track N Field 65, Deeside Macbeth 47, Arran Dark (Cask) 65, Orkney Wayfarer (4.4%) (Cask) 55, Greene King Brasilia 27, Thornbridge Jaipur 95, Greene King Abbot Ale (Cask) 43, Adnams / Sixpoint Wheat Street 74
Theydon_Bois (801) Tourist Town (West), England | December 21, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited for breakfast on the mornings of Saturday 21/06/14 and Sunday 22/06/14.
Nice venue as Spoons go, old bank I imagine.
Unlike England you donít get beer from the off in Scotland. Think it was 10am Saturday and 11am Sunday.
Selection was ok as spoons go, a few ticks beyond the standard house casks, mainly from Scottish micros.
The service was decent, breakfast fine.
Mainly a tourist crowd from the local hotels in for breakfast but a few hardcore locals on the íRed Tí at 10am!
Worth a visit if in town.
Beershine (793) The Sunshine State, Florida | September 1, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Gorgeous old bank building refitted for a classic Spoons experience. A nice one with interesting and well-kept real ales. Seems to me the best place in Aberdeen if real ales, and Scottish ones especially, is what you're after.
Schlenkerla (375) , Austria | July 13, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
We visited July 5th 2013. Very large pub, was quite busy, similar to other Whetherspoonís I have been to. Good beer selection, around 10 cask ales. Long walk to the restrooms. Food absolutely ok.
jfb (137) Freising, Germany | May 28, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Typical Spoons in a rather interesting building. 8 cask ales, all in good condition, quite cheap as well.
sic1314 (415) Leiden, Netherlands | May 28, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
An above average Spoons, so decently kept beer at very cheap prices.
cgarvieuk (177) Edinburgh , Scotland | April 27, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Its a spoons, what more needs said. decent range for a spoons and usualy decent nick
Leighton (654) London, England | February 17, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
One of the nicer Wetherspoons pubs I have seen. They have a good range of beers (appx. eight casks) and the prices are great. The location is convenient, the staff friendly. They have the typical íSpoons food, but I didnít have anything. Certainly a nice place to visit for a few beers.
Scopey (457) Croydon, England | September 21, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 14/20
Large, impressive ex-bank conversion designed by Archibald Simpson. Better than average Wetherspoons pub. There were 10 cask ales on offer at my last visit, which mostly consist of Scottish micros, including Isle of Skye, Cairngorm and Deeside. They also have a decent house ale called Castle Gait usually on. Beer condition has always been good when Iíve visited. Friendly staff and great value. However I would avoid this place when the football is on as it gets far too busy.
JohnRMurdoch (305) Glasgow, Scotland | April 2, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Large converted bank at the east end of Union Street. Good selection of well cared for cask ales, grat prices & satisfactory service.
Bryne (411) Bryne, Norway | March 21, 2011| Updated December 6, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This pub is in a former bank building. The main room is in the high-ceilinged central hall and has many original architectural features. Seating areas to the side of the hall. A rather long walking to the toilets upstairs. A long bar, 12 handpumps (7-10 cask ales), many bottles from around the world-mostly light lagers.The house beer, Houston The Archibald Simpson 4,5 %, is a good cask ale. (Visited March 12th 2011)
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