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Gellions Bar

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Address: 14 Bridge Street, Inverness, Scotland
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+44 1463 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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Good Pub food at Gellions

We arrived in Inverness late in the evening and decided to have a quick look around the surrounding area. We found Gellions and decided to try it. Good choice ! Very good bar food... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Penwhapple
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Maybole, United Kingdom
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Maybole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived in Inverness late in the evening and decided to have a quick look around the surrounding area. We found Gellions and decided to try it. Good choice ! Very good bar food with Sunday roasts, steaks etc. The staff were very friendly and there was a nice relaxed atmosphere. The food was well presented, warm and tasty. Just... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were keen to take in some live Scottish music in a proper bar and so we popped in here. The music wasn’t on at the time but we decided to take a drink anyway. It wasn’t overly busy at the bar but there were a few people seated. I stood at the bar and waited behind a gentleman who... More 

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Thank DonnyDave30
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went into Gellions and Montys after a Caley game. Loads of locals getting tucked into drinks. Good banter and laughs. Not the best surroundings but the atmosphere made it a good visit

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Thank ScottishTemplar
Bemidji, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The music at Gellions is absolutely fantastic. When we were there with a Rick Steves tour group, the band Schiehallion was playing. They are such a great band and I highly recommend this experience to anybody in Inverness. There are not all that many tourists there; most of the people are locals. Even if you do not drink alcohol, this... More 

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Thank Randy W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good atmosphere, but bar staff need to be reconsidered. When waiting for a drink we were ignored until one of our male friends returned for his second round. We asked him if he could order our drinks as we were blatantly being ignored. The girl then laughed in our faces and continued to make an issue over serving us. The... More 

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to visit this bar,and was a great recommendation,traditional Scottish folk music every evening.The staff and owner were very welcoming and pleasant to chat to,wished our stay had been longer to hear other bands.We`ll be back.

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Thank Beryl D
Lerwick, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Maybe we picked a bad day, but when we went there for lunch (a) the place was cold - it was December and whatever heating they had was not adequate, (b) there was a wait for some quite simple food (soup and a toastie) because the cook had "gone out get some coleslaw" - well-run kitchens get their ingredients in... More 

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Thank SMBurns
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

We actually stopped in here a couple of times in order to rest our legs and have a drink. It is a small place, unassuming. There is a kitchen with a cook in residence but we did not eat anything. The bathrooms were a disaster, many apologies from the management on notes tacked to the doors. But it was gross.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Travellers fare at a decent price , with good beer and cheery hardworking staff. Try the Funky Punk IPA, do not let the name put you off it's ideal for a midday thirst.

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Thank Hymer494
Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review, cant keep up with demand for Punk IPA, glad you enjoyed your visit. Regards Rory More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

I should start by saying I am a personal licence holder in another area of Scotland so I fully understand people want to have a good time. Having visited before and thought this was an OK Scottish Bar so visited on a recent trip with a friend. Very busy and live music but at bar gentleman so drunk he kept... More 

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

Hi Dnaray, I was sorry to read about your bad experience, the staff should of handled situation better, unfortunately you do get the odd drunk that thinks he is gods gift, I will have a word and hopefully we will see you again in the future. Regards Rory More 

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