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Black Isle Bar, Inverness Central East, Inverness

68 Church Street
Inverness
IV1 1EN
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Ian Mapp left this review about Black Isle Bar

Pizza and large open plan dining/drinking den that recreates the hipster style bars of bigger cities.

The brews were on a TV Screen and no complaints on my Scotch Ale, even when only served in halves. I soon found a way around that.

Walked past on the evening and it was heaving.

On 4th October 2019 - rating: 6
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Will Larter left this review about Black Isle Bar

A large corner bar with wooden floor, seemingly hand-made benches and tables made from scaffolding poles and reclaimed timber, with refectory chairs. A mural depicts the Black Isle itself, I believe, but the ceiling is disappointing industrial grunge. The bar counter is made from a slice of a single tree, which reflects the organic ethos of the brewery.

Beers are dispensed from taps in the bar back, and listed on a computer display alongside. It is possible to pick out those that are real ales by looking for the word "cask" alongside the beer's name - the numbered taps are otherwise indistinguishable. There were three cask ales and a cider at the time of my visit. Beers are available (and priced) in thirds as well as halves and pints: my half of their own Red Kite was £2.

On 24th September 2017 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about Black Isle Bar

A newly-opened bar bringing hipster culture to the Highlands. Chunky scrubbed wood tables, exposed pipes, a nasty bare concrete ceiling plus a jumbo wall mural of some generic-looking countryside with a 'welcome to' sign (is it meant to be the outside of Inverness??). A genuinely impressive feature is the long and solid tree bar top. Food offering is inevitably pizza, priced from £9.50 to £10.50. 25 keg beers (no traditional cask) potentially available with about 20 on during our visit, displayed on an electronic screen ala the Wellington in Brum. Prices are generally expensive and only one offering came in at under 2 quid a half. Noticed that no pint servings were available for beer over 6% - pub’s doing or Scottish Parliament nanny statism? Tried the BFM BATS (pretty meh) and Black Isle Hiberbator (decent), both served very cold. Unusual feature are the sinks in the toilets, with the ‘taps’ actually being a singular copper pipe that has a set flow from the hot and cold pipes feeding into it – looked daft but actually had a practical use in that the water was warm coming out at the first time of asking. Overall it’s expensive and a tad pretentious but was fairly busy mid-Sunday. Will the novelty wear off? I might be tempted in gain, but only for (a cheap) one. 6.5

On 27th October 2016 - rating: 6
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4th Oct 2019, 18:32
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4th Oct 2019, 18:32
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  • Accommodation : Yes - See website for details - last updated 24 September 2017 by Will Larter
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pizza oven - last updated 24 September 2017 by Will Larter
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No 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 24 September 2017 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 24 September 2017 by Will Larter
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 October 2016 by Quinno _
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