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The Balmoral Bar

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1 Netherly Place, Ballater AB35 5QE, Scotland
+44 13397 55462
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Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Pub!

Visited here whilst staying in Ballater and enjoyed it. Nice inside and friendly staff made a very pleasant evening, would definitely return. You can tell this is the place to be and has a good buzz about it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Nikola27
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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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Ballater
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great manageress heading up a great team of staff - best pint & service in the village by a long way...keep up the good work guys!

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Visited here whilst staying in Ballater and enjoyed it. Nice inside and friendly staff made a very pleasant evening, would definitely return. You can tell this is the place to be and has a good buzz about it!

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Balmoral is centrally located in the quaint high country village of Ballater. The atmosphere says "pub" however, I found the beer selection to be thin and the menu quite basic. We stopped in for lunch and our service and food were just average. We've had far better pub experiences.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This quickly became a favourite place for a late afternoon snack and drink. The locals in the bar were friendly, knowledgable. Pub food was good, too.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Good pub, great location, great service, great selection of beers etc, very clean...but by feck the heat. Can we just turn the heating down.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A clean and modern bar that provided a warm welcome and central hub to our group of friends whilst staying in the village for a local wedding. Excellent jukebox, pool table and fast service were all on offer, and the locals are incredibly friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was our first Scottish dining experience and it was a pleasant one. The snakebite with some type of fruit added was totally delic! I really wanted to just stay and drink lots of those. I never made it back for more unfortunately.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Stopped in for a couple of drinks on our way to a wedding, it was very busy they served food till 9 o'clock seemed a popular place

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We visited the Balmoral Bar on our first day in Scotland for lunch. The atmosphere was great! There were only a few customers in the place. We had a great waitress, Sandra. I loved her style so much I had my picture taken with her. The cheeseburger was awesome too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was our first visit to the Balmoral. We didn't want anything fancy, just decent pub grub and that's what we got. My wife wanted a gluten free option and the staff were pretty knowledgable about this issue. I had the fish and chips which were very good, tasty fish and a decent size. My wife had spicy chicken strips... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Netherly Place, Ballater AB35 5QE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
  • Phone Number: +44 13397 55462

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

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