Archibald Simpson (JDW)

Mayor: Scopey (1) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 25+
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund  (279) Tau, Norway | August 29, 2017
Visited twice. Large JDW pub in a former bank, central location. A few decent cask ales on, and quite a few craft bottles. Also off-licence. The usual JDW menu, with unbeatable prices on beer and food. It is quite a trek to the toilets, so it’s a good idea to go before you REALLY have to go.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Scotty001  (324) Portlethen, Scotland | July 30, 2017
The usual Spoons descriptions apply. One of the larger variety, likely to have a hotel upstairs in the near future. About a dozen cask ales, split between the usual siuspects and (local) micro-brews.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
joetownpunk  (66) , | April 25, 2017
Firstlly, I think KnutAlbert must have visited the Justice Mill as there is no music on at Archies ever. It does show football (without commentary) but no large screens for it. Large number of handpumps although on this occasion, most of them were "coming soon" and the ones available not very exciting. Decent range of Scottish beers (and some others) in cans and bottles. On a quiet day, Archies can be a pretty soul-less place to visit but when you take into consideration the selection and price there are far worse places you could go.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Rune  (836) Tromsø, 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  (336) 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  (1037) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, 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 don’t 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 ’Red T’ 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) VANCOUVER, British Columbia | 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  (627) , Austria | July 13, 2013
We visited July 5th 2013. Very large pub, was quite busy, similar to other Whetherspoon’s 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  (161) , 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  (476) Leiden, Netherlands | May 28, 2012
An above average Spoons, so decently kept beer at very cheap prices.

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