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Fanny by Gaslight, Kilmarnock

West George Street
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ALASTAIR BARTER left this review about Fanny by Gaslight

A photo will be coming soon of Fanny by Gaslight taken on 21st March 2013.

On 25th August 2018 - no rating submitted
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David Ross left this review about Fanny By Gaslight

As noted in previous reviews, this is a Victorian styled pub with an oval shaped central island bar, an ornate ceiling and cast iron supporting pillars. The rather eccentric decor includes floral wallpaper, wally dogs, old beer barrels, "78" vinyl records, various random photos, candelabras and chandeliers. There is a mix of seating, with bar stools, chairs and stools at tables and wooden church style pews. There are games machines and music, but no TV that I could see. A pint of Tennent's lager cost me £3.40 and Stella Artois and Heverlee lagers, Caledonia Best, Guinness and Magners cider are also on draught. There was also one hand pump, but it wasn't in use on the Saturday night of my visit. Food, fresh ground coffees and teas are available and T-shirts of the pub are on sale. All in all, this is a pleasingly eccentric little pub which is well worth a visit. Together with "The Tackety Bit" around the corner, it is the equal closest pub to Kilmarnock Railway Station, but "Fanny's" is by far the better of the two.

On 16th May 2016 - rating: 8
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peter ashworth left this review about Fanny By Gaslight

Positioned adjacent to Kilmarnock railway station this pub has had a string of different names over the last 170 years or so, and has more recently had a makeover both on the inside and outside,which includes a line of balustrades running the length of the roof.On entry this Victorian styled pub and eatery has a fair amount of curios and other miscellany but perhaps the most interesting feature by far is the central oval shaped island bar that is complete with the interior gantry(Other prime examples of this type are The Abbotsford in Edinburgh and Glasgow's Old Toll Bar and The Horseshoe which has an overall circumference of 104ft and also thought to be the first of it's kind)
Called in around noon on a Sunday where they were just setting up for the Sunday lunchtime diners, and although a little shy on cask beer,this was made up for by the friendly and knowledgeable landlord's detailed account of the pubs colourful history.
There are lots of activities going on here on quite a few nights including live groups on a Sunday.If ever I am in Kilmarnock again I will certainly make a re-visit.

On 23rd May 2014 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Colin Walker
Kilmarnock, 0.1 miles, 1 min walk (show)
Kilmaurs, 2.54 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Stewarton, 5.29 miles, 1 hr 42 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Fanny by Gaslight, Kilmarnock
12th Jun 2021, 00:10
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20th May 2021, 14:16
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 January 2014 by Old Boots
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 11 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 January 2014 by Old Boots
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 16 January 2014 by Old Boots
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