Archibald Simpson (JDW) | Aberdeen,
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Archibald Simpson (JDW)
Good based on 11 ratings
Type: Bar

5 Castle Street
Aberdeen, Scotland AB11 5BQ [ print map ]
01224 621365

Hours: Mon-Thu 8AM-12PM; Fri-Sat 8AM-1AM; Sun 8AM-11PM

Mayor: Scopey (5) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 25+

Archibald Simpson (JDW)

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Beer Available At Archibald Simpson (JDW) (arranged by most recent)
Yeovil Glory 34, Everards / Schlafly Pale Ale 40, Titanic Wit Stout 84, BrewDog This. Is. Lager. 37, Adnams Jack Brand Crystal Rye IPA 57, BrewDog Punk IPA (5.6%) 97, Arkells Noel Ale (Cask) 37
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11 reviews for Archibald Simpson (JDW)
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  68%
 Selection  67%
 Food  60%
 Value  85%
 Overall  69%
 Rating  73%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert  (315) Oslo, Norway | May 19, 2015
I made the mistake of entering close to midnight, with music at full blast, smoke machines and people of all ages and sizes enjoying themselves. Weird. Nothing wrong with the beer, which also has low *Spoons prices.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois  (870) Tourist Town (West), England | December 21, 2014
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  (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | September 1, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Schlenkerla  (413) , Austria | July 13, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
jfb  (137) Freising, Germany | May 28, 2013
Typical Spoons in a rather interesting building. 8 cask ales, all in good condition, quite cheap as well.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314  (478) Leiden, Netherlands | May 28, 2012
An above average Spoons, so decently kept beer at very cheap prices.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk  (211) Edinburgh , Scotland | April 27, 2012
Its a spoons, what more needs said. decent range for a spoons and usualy decent nick
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (793) London, England | February 17, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey  (517) Croydon, England | September 21, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch  (347) Glasgow, Scotland | April 2, 2011
Large converted bank at the east end of Union Street. Good selection of well cared for cask ales, grat prices & satisfactory service.

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