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The Phoenix Ale House, Inverness Central East, Inverness

108 Academy Street
Inverness
IV1 1LX
Phone: 01463240300
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Quinno _ left this review about The Phoenix Ale House

Does what it says on the tin (ignore the older reviews as this place has changed hands since then – it’s now run by the same operator as the Castle Tavern), this is a fairly straightforward ale house with an island bar which the wooden-floored interior wraps round. Shame the wood panelling and bar front are painted a naff Farrow & Ball colour rather than being varnished though. Football on the telly. Six pumps as you enter, with a selection of Scottish brews plus an English interloper in the form of Big Lamp. Went for Orkney Puffin (decent) and Spey Stout (excellent). Plenty of jugs on the bar of gratis water for your whisky. Sadly, the cheese and haggis pie for £2.50 remained unsampled as I had a dinner date with the all-you-can Chinese place by the river. I liked this one and would happily do a couple in here again should I revisit the city.

On 27th October 2016 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Phoenix Ale House

Attractive semi-traditional alehouse, with a limited amount of seating distributed around an impressive island bar. Also has a much larger 'L'-shaped dining room to the side and rear, and this has its own separate counter. Six real ales on the various handpumps when I visited, ranging from the regional Highland Dark Munro (£3.60), Cromarty Red Rocker, Crofters Pale Ale and An Teallach Ale to the 'imported' Titanic White Star and Hogs Back TEA.

On 15th October 2016 - rating: 7
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Clive Thompson left this review about

Based on my visit, which is all I can do, I'd have to say this is an ex-real ale pub. Six pumps still in evidence but only one on. Interestingly it was Hook Norton Lion which I think is relatively new. They advertise real ales on boards outside at £2 a pint, which is what I was charged. Good price but I cannot say the same for the quality of the beer . I usually either send it back or drink it but I just left this one on the bar after a couple of slurps, a little worried about my insides. Would be more than happy if subsequent reviewers find good beer but I'm afraid I didn't.

On 19th May 2013 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Inverness, 0.32 miles, 6 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No - PAy & Display behind pub - last updated 10 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - via side door - last updated 10 September 2014 by ROB Camra
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