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Ferry Inn, Stromness

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Largely a restaurant catering for tourists, particularly divers and walkers. There is a separate bar area. Excellent beer (Orkney Dark Island) and friendly, efficient staff. We didn''t eat but the food looked very good. Almost certainly the best bar in Stromness
simontheeditor - 29 Aug 2017 10:16
Yes, probably the best on Orkney. Decent choice of local ales, though pricey (why, the beer's brewed on the island, isn't it ?). Must have been cleaned up since Snarling_Mallard's and undeaded's visits.
davercox - 23 Jun 2014 07:48
One half ,by the telly, is like a poor bar, the other end would be stretching it to call 'restaurant'. Dining area for a B & B would be closer the mark. the place generally smells like a greasy spoon cafe. Had a seasonal dark ale from one of the Orkney breweries which was undrinkable and I changed it for a slightly more palatable brew which was still pretty insipid. One of those places in the GBG purely because it has handpumps.
anonymous - 3 Nov 2012 13:21
Best pub in Orkney (Stromness, Kirkwall), easily better than any of the pubs in Kirkwall. Has a divided area for drinking and eating. It is dark, but friendly enough
Also had a evening in the Stromness hotel, which although is bright and airy is grotty in comparison.
scotscott - 24 Sep 2010 10:31
Had a quick pint in here whilst on holiday with my girlfriend. A lot of the seating is torn and ripped and held together with gaffer tape - nice! This adds to the general run down ambience of the place. Had a pint of Dark Island which was virtually undrinkable. It seems not all the dives in Orkney are in Scapa Flow! Avoid.
undeaded - 31 Aug 2010 23:31
its not got much competition but its probbly the best pub in the area.
afcgazzard - 22 Feb 2009 11:28
staying here next tues-fri. see yee then.
afcgazzard - 13 Feb 2009 17:48
Worse than EVER!

Torn seats as far as the eye can see, slow, disinterested bar staff, and a filthy floor - my how this place has gone to the dogs. Avoid at all costs.
awooga - 7 Jan 2009 13:34
Great atmosphere. Darkish, but once your eyes get used to that you'll like it. Possibly how a harbour pub used to be, or at least how it should be! The Thursday night folk sessions by guys and girls who are playing together for twenty years are not to be missed - ABSOLUTE top class. Now boasts two local ales (a couple of years only one), during my visit Scapa Special and the best Dark Island you'll likely to find anywhere. Quite large restaurant area where you may sample absolutely lovely food with lots of local produce; watch the blackboard.
Marco_Daane - 21 Sep 2008 12:37
average boozer - always get the feeling you might get lynched in here. stick to the flattie
awooga - 6 Dec 2007 14:52
A fine atmosphere in this famous pub. Does a lovely bit of grub and its nautically themed decor does wonders for us divers after a day spent diving in Scapa Flow.
anonymous - 11 Dec 2006 00:07
Large L shaped bar with large lower area given over to food with cheap early eating offers. Drinking area fairly dark but good pint of Dark Island
lout_from_the_lane - 29 Jul 2004 13:24

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