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McNeill's, Lewis

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Cromwell Street
Postal town: Lewis
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Will Larter left this review about McNeill's

A street corner local in the shopping centre (it's that kind of town), which old photos show used to be a bakery and provisions store in 1910. It now features bare boards and red leather seating, with a bar on the back wall. There's a hint of an Irish bar about this, with an emphasis on Guinness and Caffreys, and unusually for Scotland, no 80/-. (This impression is dissipated somewhat by the large festoon of plaid draped over the fireplace at one end, a reminder that this is Scotland after all.) I settled for a Tennents Special, which is a 70/- and a very insipid beer. The atmosphere here was very different from the Criterion just around the corner, with a younger clientèle including some Poles, but it was pleasant enough at the time of my visit. A real ale or a half-decent heavy would have gained another point or two.

Date of visit: 15th May 2014

On 3rd July 2014 - rating: 5
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David Ross left this review about McNeil's

Large pub in the pedestrian precinct in the centre of Stornoway. A blackboard outside advertises a "Husband Creche," where women can leave their partners while they go shopping (the Outer Hebrides can be a bit behind the times). Can be extremely busy and rather boisterous at weekends. In fact, it's the only place anywhere in the Scottish islands where I've ever seen a fight in a pub. Worth incorporating in a pub crawl around the comparative plethora of bars in the town centre.

On 12th July 2010 - rating: 8
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4th Oct 2018, 22:57
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4th Oct 2018, 21:08
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  • Beer Garden : No last updated 23 May 2014 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 May 2014 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : No last updated 23 May 2014 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 May 2014 by Will Larter
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