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Bothy Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, British
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Mounthoolie Lane | The Albert Hotel, Kirkwall KW15 1JZ, Scotland
+44 1856 876000
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had booked Albert Hotel next door. Bar was quiet but it was February. Good range of local beers on tap. Old fashioned decor. Pleasant atmosphere

Thank Susan B
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Went with friends to The Albert (or Matchmakers as I will always call it!) for dinner. Very good value, service also very good and a nice atmosphere. Between us we had 2 battered haddocks, the pulled pork and a homemade burger. Very good sized portions! Only 2 of us could manage desert - a sundae and a chocolate pudding. It... More 

Thank Orkney192
Newcastle, Canada
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9 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Had a pub lunch there. Food was fine and plenty of it. Nothing fancy here, just a plain old pub, If you are looking for ambience and tablecloths, go somewhere else.

Thank mclac691
Issaquah, Washington
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102 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This is a great traditional pub with good beer and local scotch. The meal was good, served hot, and generous portions. Staff was helpful and friendly. By far the best meal we had in Kirkwall and no reservations were required.

Thank Sand_Dollars_11
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Came across this bar on Mounthoolie Rd, cool reception but decided to have a pint. Soon found myself in conversation with very nice company. Although I didn't eat here the food smelt and looked amazing.

Thank Half-a-sandwich
Nairn, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Good selection of gins, beers and ales, nice location, friendly staff. Would visit again if in Kirkwall.

Thank NairnDaveC
Penzance, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Popped in here after reading Trip Advisor reviews. Good old fashioned pub down a back lane. It WAS quiet until a rowdy bunch arrived on the next table but you can't do anything about that. The barman was quite offish, especially with my wife. But the food was pretty good. Just a pity we missed their live music nights. I'd... More 

Thank Steve D
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Outsmarts of Vancouver is, I would guess, one of these bitter sad people who choose not to like anywhere. The fact that the person can't spell does not add to credibility."Dissapointing"? Go back to school. The alternatives to the Bothy are on the waterfront and with the exception of the Dingwall Hotel, dreary in the extreme. The Dingwall is OK... More 

Thank David T
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

The places on the main street were jammed because a cruise ship had docked. We saw a small sign and wandered down the lane and found delicious food, peace and quiet (there is pop music in the background), and good service. The Orkney steak and ale pie was extra specially good. The Orkney beef burger was memorable too. A lovely... More 

Thank Carol P
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

A great traditional, local pub near the center of Kirkwall and off the beaten path. They will serve you a great ale or scotch and delicious food. The local "color" of the pub regulars will regale you with stories.

Thank Connie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mounthoolie Lane | The Albert Hotel, Kirkwall KW15 1JZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall
  • Phone Number: +44 1856 876000
  • This restaurant is at Albert Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?