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Starka, Motherwell

Brandon Street
Motherwell
ML1 1XA
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David Ross left this review about Starka Vodka Bar

The former Dalziel Arms has undergone a total transformation and is now the Starka Vodka Bar. As might be expected, there is an impressive range of vodkas on offer, as well as whiskies, gins, rums, wines and cocktails. It does also sell beer, although only of the lager variety. A pint of Heineken was surprisingly good value at £3.00 and Fosters and Krusovice lagers are also on tap, as well as Cloudy Apple cider. The bar is rather small, occupying only about half the area of the former pub, but it's nevertheless an unusual addition to the town's drinking scene.

On 31st July 2017 - rating: 8
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David Ross left this review about Dalziel Arms

A framed newspaper cutting on the wall here tells the unlikely, but apparently true, story of a German man who comes to Lanarkshire on holiday every year with the specific intention of drinking in this pub. This sounds a bit extreme, but I was very impressed with it nevertheless. Typically for the area, there is no real ale, although the usual staple beers are on offer, at reasonable prices. The Dalziel Arms (pronounced Dee-ell, incidentally) consists of an attractive, unspoilt saloon and a smaller lounge with slightly plusher seating and more subtle lighting. These are both served from a central bar, but separated by a partition wall. The wooden flooring, wood panelled walls and impressive gantry give it an old fashioned feel without it being at all false or pretentious. Even the TV is an old style, rather than flat screen, one and the whole place gives the impression of not having changed much in decades. The old teapots, washboards, bottles and jars scattered around the shelves give it a wonderfully cluttered feeling. The bar walls are decorated with deer antlers, Motherwell F.C. memorabilia, group pictures of regular customers and of the town’s steel working past. There is also an impressive collection of foreign banknotes behind the public bar. The Dalziel is about 10 minutes walk south of Motherwell station and Cross, but is well worth the journey along the pedestrian precinct and through the underpass to get to. It's about half way between the station and Fir Park if you're on your way there for a football match.

On 22nd December 2011 - rating: 9
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hondo . left this review about Dalziel Arms

Tennent's and McEwan's beers. Old photos of the steel works and motherwell football memorabilia on the walls. The pub is within walking distance of fir park.

On 26th January 2011 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by hondo .
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5th Jun 2018, 21:42
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5th Jun 2018, 20:47
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  • Real Ale : No last updated 22 December 2011 by hondo .
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