Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW
Image posted by Roger Button
Submitted on Friday, 23rd July 2010
With picture contributions to 1067 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (7 more images)
Social Media Let your friends know about this pub
Local Transport show 15 more transport points
hover over arrow to see distance from pub, click on arrow to find out more about stop
Reviews (Current Rating Average: 6 of 10) see review guidelines
Please Note: This review is over a year old.
Roger Button left this review about The Abercrombie Bar
This wasn’t on my list of pubs to visit but we were looking for somewhere to eat and a passing glance at the food menu outside enticed us in. The interior is quite large and divided into two sections, the front section with the bar area (which is comparitively small in relation to the pub) and beyond the dog leg, a raised rear section. The pub has a mass market feel to it with chain pub by numbers furnishings, TV’s, Big Screen and a pair of pool tables. Also at the rear is a small patio with a few benches but this is more of a spot to cater for smokers than anything more substantial. There are a few old pictures of Aberdeen but overall the interior is quite plain and contrived. Note the old telephone by the bar which I am told is fully operative and, on a more modern note, they also have free WiFi access.
The beers were a surprise with 4 ales available – Greene King IPA (this is part of the Greene King / Belhaven chain) supplemented by 3 Inveralmond ales (Heid The Ba, Lia Fail and Ossian). The quality was very good and I gather from local CAMRA literature that this pub is a new addition to the Aberdeen ale scene. There are also over 50 whiskies available.
The pub has an interesting pricing policy with all pints £2.69, all bottled beers and lagers £2.89, all bottled ciders £3.29 all bottles of wine £9.99 and all main course meals £4.99. Needless to say, this is good value for the area and is clearly aimed at giving Wetherspoons a bit of competition. They even open for breakfast at 8am. Unfortunately an electrical fault in the kitchen meant we didn’t get our meal but for a lucky dip pub I was happy with the couple of pints I sank before moving on.
The place was empty at the time (an early Sunday evening) so I can’t comment on the normal customer base but the staff were chatty and friendly and whislt it would probably never rate as anyone’s favourite Aberdeen pub, I wouldn’t have any qualms about checking the place out again if needs be
On 23rd July 2010
- rating: 6
[User has posted 1227 recommendations about 1222 pubs]
Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
- Official site of The Abercrombie Bar - www.the-abercrombie.co.uk