Archibald Simpson (JDW)

Mayor: Scotty001 (1) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 25+
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Rune  (596) TromsÝ, Norway | April 30, 2016
A large, well-kept Wetherspoon at the corner of Union Street and King Street, located in a huge granite, former bank, building with high ceiling. 12 cask ales on display, many of them from Scottish breweries, supported by a fridge on the public side of the bar with a good range of bottled craft beers. Relaxing and quiet in the mornings, no alcoholic drinks are served before 10.00. We had decent Scottish breakfast here twice (visited with Ellen and Roger, 18th and 19th April 2016).
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert  (317) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois  (922) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Schlenkerla  (476) , 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk  (213) Edinburgh , Scotland | April 27, 2012
Its a spoons, what more needs said. decent range for a spoons and usualy decent nick
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (916) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Scopey  (607) 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.

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