One of the regular pubs I visit, usually because this is where friends want to visit as we usually get a seat for a large group and can talk as there is no music (although I believe there is a folk night once a week). Serves food, I think similar menu to the other Belhaven pubs in Aberdeen. 8 cask ales, usually a few of these are from Belhaven/Greene King but others from the likes of Windswept, Cromarty, Swannay. Unfortunately, for some reason these beers never seem to taste as good as in other places. I think perhaps they just never appear fresh. Keg from Brewdog and Goose Island and Pilsner Urquell also festure as do bottles from the likes of Duvel, Erdinger so there are alternatives for the cask ale. One of the big turn offs of this place for me was the smell of the place as you could smell the toilets as soon as you entered, it seems that this has improved since they had a refurbishment in the summer and the entrance to the toilet no longer faces the bar. A fine option but by no means a must visit.
Classified as one of oldest pub in Aberdeen, well-kept with its late Victorian heritage. Most impressive is the long bar counter, about 18 meters long. Dark granite and wood interiors and the bar area decorated by many brewery mirrors. A Belhaven/Greene King pub with eight cask ales, some of them from Scottish breweries like Inveralmond, Windswept, and Fyne Ales.Three BrewDog variants among the keg offerings. A kitchen at the rear of the bar with what seemed to be some decent food options. Polite service. Very popular among older people at noon. Right in the middle of the city, off Union Street and just to the left when standing in front of the huge M&S store (visited 19.04.2016).
Traditional pub, located in a small alley just off Union Street, close to Sainsbury. Long bar at the right when entering, with a lot of different beers on tap. Prince of Wales, is in fact Inveralmonds Friars Tipple, which is also a popular house beer for other pubs & bars in Scotland. Dark wooden interior, well behaved employees, few guests at my visit, seems to be a place to relax away from the busy Union Street, and its just 3 minutes away from CASC.
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.
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!
Very much an Aberdeen institution, but again one which has deteriorated (at the very least in beer choice) since it’s acquisition by Belhaven / Greene King. Still worth a visit to see a traditional local bar, just don’t expect to find anything very interesting.
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 didn’t 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.
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 there’s usually one or two on hand to recommend a decent pint. The interior is your classic old-man’s pub; hard wood, comfy chairs, et al. It’s immediately welcoming.
The 8 beer taps have 5 guests, which regularly change. This sometimes means there’s a night where you’re not too keen on any, but it’s worth checking in a few nights later to see what’s new. If all else fails, the house ale is a fairly solid Inveralmond brew (very close to Ossians).
Food wise, it’s 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 it’s own menu.
Apart from beers, there’s a bountiful selection of malts to choose from, usually no more than £2.30 a nip for the more premium ones.