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Gellions Bar

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Address: 14 Bridge Street, Inverness, Scotland
Phone Number: 01463 233648
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12:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am

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The biggest kitchen party going on a saturday night!

WE were in Inverness for a few days and a number of people said to go to Gellions on a Saturday night when they have live music. What a party! The band was awesome but the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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inverness
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great pub , great music great Craic but omg the toilets are disgusting, smelly, dirty. No need for such filth . Really dissapointed in the hygiene standars

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Thank cbeag
Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Hi, I totally understand, I'm sorry this spoiled your experience, we have just hopefully had the go ahead to totally rip out the gents and this should hopefully get to the underlying smell in the ladies, one again my apologies Rory More 

Thunder Bay Canada
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68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WE were in Inverness for a few days and a number of people said to go to Gellions on a Saturday night when they have live music. What a party! The band was awesome but the people were chhek to jowl and everyone was having a hoot. MOney was passed down the line and over shoulders to the bar for... More 

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Thank asc1291
Beverly, Massachusetts
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373 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here one night after seeing the sign out front advertising live music. A solo singer was performing and he was excellent. There were some people trying to dance, but it wasn't really dancing music. Fun vibe!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 3rd trip to Inverness, 6th trip to Gellions. Such a great place!! Fabulous music! Friendly and efficient bar staff (Hi Rosie!), and a Great boss (happy birthday week Rory! From Nashville!). If you want to experience "the local" pub feel of regular folks from Inverness, plus hear great music, have a laugh and an excellent drink from... More 

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Thank sslucastn
Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

What can I say, it was great having you! still recovering from my birthday! hope to see you guys in the future More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic pub had an amazing night live music superb great atmosphere and friendly staff. If you enjoy a good Scottish knees up for slightly older clientele this place is not to be missed.

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Thank Barbara F
Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Hi Barbara, thank you very much! we are just old at heart! hope to see you again. More 

san antonio, United States
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bar staff was very helpful and the bar had a great band playing that got the whole bar dancing Schiehallion played and I wished they had not stopped. Lots of fun!! I will definitely be back.

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Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Hi Joslynn, it was lovely having you here, good company, we will see you in September More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Walked into the Gellions after 40 years (Kishorn Commando in the 70's) and nothing has changed. Fantastic atmosphere, great music, damn efficient hard working bar staff. My wife now realises why I loved the place. We had a great couple of nights, thank you all, I'm a very happy Welshman.

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1 Thank jeff r
Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jeff, glad you enjoyed your trip down memory lane, hope to see you next time, will buy you a pint More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I have never in my life watched three bar staff work as hard as the three young people did the night we were in. No moans no complaints just truly working as a team. It was inspirational to watch.

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2 Thank CarolHope
Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Hi Carol, thanks for the compliment, our staff are fantastic, I will pass on your compliments. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

An absolute must if you're a visitor to Inverness and you want to go to a proper local pub. Fabulous traditional live music from 5pm on a Saturday!

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1 Thank Bev C
Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Hi Bev, thanks for the nice review, hope to see you again in the future! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Great times big lofty on the d oor many a drunken friendly night Mon the hoops they were the days will be back someday hope to bump into shirley Bub

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Thank terrymcallister1
Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Hi Terry, hope to see you back one day and thanks for review. More 

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