Having a good meals here previously (see my previous review) we took my parents to the pub for the first time. We asked if they still did meals as there were no indication of it but they only serve them after 6. Not great . Unable to eat (5pm) we thought we'd have a drink and wait. The pub was full of older locals. Anyway a group of middle aged guys arrived. Then another and another. In the end there was about 10 of them. They were clearly local but also clearly lacking in class. I'm not adverse to swearing. I've worked on many a building site BUT the f'ing and C'ing coming from these idiots got louder and louder and more extreme despite the room being full of others, including old guys, woman etc. What is it with guys in pubs who feel their circle of friends is where their concerns stops and this need to act like an 4rse as a way of getting the approval of your peers and reducing their insecurities?
The point here is, that any good barman worth their salt would have told these muppets to tone it down. Instead a number of people who were happily having a drink prior to these idiots arriving, got up and left, including us. We went elsewhere for our meal and my mom and dad were not impressed and the good work of previous visits undone because we wont be back. It's too far to come to get this. If anyone asks us we will probably tell them to avoid the place. Clearly locals, these guys let down their little town with their low class, low rent behaviour and ignorant lack of manners. Selfish idiots with big mouth and large egos needing massaged.
Poor barman had no control nor any sense of responsibility for his other customers. Then again he knew these guys.
Ballater, what's happening to you?
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