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The Old Blackfriars, Aberdeen - pub details

Old Blackfriars

Address: 52, Castle St, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB11 5BB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 15839) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Aberdeen (0.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.5/10 (rated by 22 users)
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Visited twice. Nice pub with friendly staff, food is the big thing here, but I did not eat. 4-5 cask ales on, and a few kegs and bottles.
Sigmund - 30 Aug 2017 17:30
Surprising and interesting pub opposite the Archibald Simpson. The entrance brings you into what looks likes a dining area with the bar positioned downstairs where there are booths and tables to create another dining area.

There are comfy seats up the top and this actually acts as a snug when customers are not eating.

First impressions make you think this is just a restaurant but that was due to there being more food on the go than drinks but this definitely a pub.

I was in on a Saturday night and it was packed out. There was an acoustic guitarist playing and as good as he was it was a bit wasted as most punters were busy in conversation.

5 ales on tap, all of which were Scottish (there's a pattern forming here), I had a pint of Robert Burns from Belhaven, good poured pint.

Copies of the old stainless glass windows are behind the bar.

A decent pub but a bit too food orientated for my liking.

lezford - 28 Jan 2013 13:41
Pleasant enough though has a bit of a chain feel and is more food orientated though not oppressively so like some chain pubs. Ale was okay and probably worth a drop by if you're at the top end of Union Street.
anonymous - 31 Oct 2012 21:17
A brief visit here allowed me to squeeze two beers in, namely the excellent Cairngorm Tradewinds, and a half of the new Belhaven IPA (3.8%) which is superior in every way to GK IPA and is to be encouraged as a more than satisfactory alternative in any Belhaven pub where GK IPa is served. that said the other three beers were GK brews which was a shame. Still, the beers appear to change frequently so go see what you can find
ahscum - 25 Jul 2011 21:07
Fairly good chain pub. Deuchars IPA, Ossians, Creel Ale, Tetley's Mad Trumpet, Ruddles County and Belhaven on pump when I went. The dungeon-like doors open on to a mezzanine with a larger bar area down a small flight of steps. Tartan carpet. S'alright.
BitterShurn - 4 May 2011 20:49

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