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The Balmoral Bar

1 Netherly Place, Ballater AB35 5QE, Scotland
+44 13397 55462
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Ranked #15 of 23 restaurants in Ballater
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Scottish
Most recent review
- Sep 22, 2013
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Having a good meals here previously (see my previous review) we took my parents to the pub for the first time. We asked if they still did meals as there were no indication of it but they only serve them after 6. Not great . Unable to eat (5pm) we thought we'd have a drink and wait. The pub was... More

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Aberdeen
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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Good honest pub grub, although the best beer battered haddock n chips in a long while. Friendly staff, great for a night in the pub!

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Monroe Township, NJ
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We popped in for a refreshing pint after visiting Balmoral. We found the bar staff friendly and helpful in suggesting sights to see/experience in the area. Reasonably priced!

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Aberdeen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We had a few drinks here during an evening in Ballater and it had a really fun, local vibe! The staff and punters were all very friendly. We left when the karioke was about to start as it was very loud and we were unable to chat over it - looked very fun though!

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Egersund
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This bar is probably the main meeting point in Balmoral.Think Fridays with karaoke is very popular. For me the place was a bit anonymous and not a bar with passion.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

On behalf of my boyfriend who watched the footie in the Balmoral bar on Saturday afternoon. He returned to our hotel raving about the best pint in years at the balmoral bar. I'm pretty sure he will be telling his mates at his local about this lovely pint(s) of Tennants!!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Pool table, big screens, dart board, decent grub, warm, friendly locals, good beer selection, centrally located. I really enjoy taking visitors here-you can depend on this pub.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Why 5 stars? Because it does what it's meant to. Cheap, basic pub faire. Very nice staff and good value if you want cheap meal. Certainly better than the cafe across the road.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We enjoyed sitting at the bar and chatting with young man serving who was quite knowledgeable with his scotch - leading my husband to make a purchase of Aberlour. Warm and charming bar with friendly staff to beat!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

A good bar meal of fresh haddock and chips and salad and good beer. A great atmosphere and members of the Huntly Pipe band in full tartan regalia came into the bar! Very friendly staff and happy atmosphere. Pity we couldnt stay for the live music later on.

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