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The Balmoral Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
1 Netherly Place, Ballater AB35 5QE, Scotland
+44 1339 755462
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (8 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Scottish, British
$$ - $$$
1 Netherly Place, Ballater AB35 5QE, Scotland
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Excellent food. Well-stocked bar. Very friendly staff. The brugers and macaroni and cheese are outstanding.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hollanders616
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Good choice of bar snacks and food, a well stocked bar and a pleasant welcome from the staff - nice surroundings and atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HighlanderIV
Reviewed September 15, 2018

This is our pub of choice whenever we visit Ballater and it is still top class. Seems to have had a bit of a makeover, so felt slightly different, but good beer was still being served by friendly bar staff and the locals were the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

We loved this place. A little loud, a little rowdy, some singing and a great time. The beer is fresh and the staff friendly and fun. Though bar food it was reall good and washing it down with a pint of Guinness is a wonderful...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RWG19
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Quaint pub in town, enjoyed the pint and scotch. The people were so friendly and shared many stories from the local area.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kevin G
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Menu outside tells exactly what's available and sets a certain expectation. I'm absolutely delighted that expectation was surpassed by some margin. Warm hospitable welcome from young girl and young lad behind the bar, nice pub looks like had a recent facelift. Now my wife is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank MalloyAl
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Feel terrible going in with low expectations but this small pub exceeded my expectations on all counts. The service was friendly and efficient. There was a great selection of drinks and the nachos were fantastic. The Homemade salsa with chopped tomatoes, red onion and coriander,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JonelleJ
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Came here for a quick drink before the Ballater Highland Games. Very relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff, although there were 1 or 2 rowdy locals, which was to be expected. The place could do a with a makeover as it is looking slightly tired and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ParallelLines123
Reviewed August 10, 2018

I have walked past the pub a few times and each time I've taken a look at the hilariously written menu on the wall. On Wednesday I finally decided to go in and order some food. The quality and taste of the food along with...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Aylethh
Reviewed August 7, 2018

A smallish pub but with excellent service and wonderful Burgers. My first visit to this olde pub. It was a very busy Lunch hour and the service was wonderful. I was dining alone and made to feel very special. The menu is primarily, Burgers, Macaroni...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Robby M
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Samantha R
June 9, 2015|
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Response from Mavis1928 |
No unfortunately they don't allow dogs. It's got absolutely nothing to do with health and safety rules, plenty of pubs serve food and allow dogs, what's the problem, they're cleaner than some people?!!!
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Scottish, British
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Netherly Place, Ballater AB35 5QE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ballater
  • Phone Number: +44 1339 755462
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