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The Gellions, Inverness Central East, Inverness

Pub added by Tony o'sullivan
Bridge Street
Inverness
IV1 1HD
Phone: 01463233648
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Gellions

Claiming to be oldest in Inverness. Very standard city centre pub that does benefit from having live music and live football - possibly at he same time :-)

Deuchars was Ok.

On 4th October 2019 - rating: 6
[User has posted 590 recommendations about 585 pubs]


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Blackthorn _ left this review about Gellions

This claims to be the oldest pub in Inverness, and looks suitably authentic from the outside. Once inside however, it’s really a bit of a disappointment, being rather drab and not at all “olde worlde”. Whether that’s because it only dates from 1841 (where on earth did the locals drink before that?) or whether, as is perhaps more likely, it looks as though it had a somewhat unsympathetic refurbishment in the 60’s or 70’s and hasn’t been touched since.

The main bar at the front has a sanded wooden floor and wallpaper that has had several coats of paint applied to it. There is a strip of dark wood panelling running around the wall at chest height, but other than that there is nothing of any note. There were a couple of plasmas on the wall showing Sky Sports and various local advertisements, and several flags pinned to the ceiling. There were a few items of golf memorabilia on the walls, and a couple of large mirrors. The seating is fairly limited, with several small high tables and stools around the perimeter, and just one table and chairs in the middle of the floor.

The rear bar appears to be more geared up for eating, although with it’s chequered lino floor it had the look and feel, as well as the smell, of a greasy spoon cafe. There were also adverts on the wall for the Indian restaurant upstairs. Live music seems to feature prominently with a listing displaying the forthcoming acts, and some serious looking speakers at the front of the pub.

No real ales unfortunately, just a few keg things such as John Smith’s and McEwans. Ciders were Strongbow and Magners.

On 6th July 2011 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1709 recommendations about 1645 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Colin Walker
Inverness, 0.46 miles, 8 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Gellions, Inverness
4th Oct 2019, 18:31
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4th Oct 2019, 16:27
Review submitted by Ian Mapp amended by Ian Mapp

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 July 2011 by hondo .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 06 July 2011 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 July 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : No last updated 06 July 2011 by hondo .
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