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The Douglas Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
22 High Street, Banchory AB31 5SR, Scotland
+44 1330 822547
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 High Street, Banchory AB31 5SR, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always believe that one should weigh up the various elements of a stay to get a realistic overall assessment. So; the room was fairly basic but ample in size, clean and well maintained; the decoration and maintenance in the accommodation was not as good...More

Thank EastYorkshireFingers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with a group of people and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. I had a pork and black pudding burger which was delicious and others had fish and chips which was a generous portion and of good quality. Price was...More

Thank PortPie
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Stopped for lunch here while out for a motorbike run with a friend. We each had panini lunch, which we both enjoyed. I had the tuna melt panino, which was very nice indeed. Service was good and attentive. Some of the decor (light shades and...More

Thank Daniele I
Reviewed 30 August 2017

With a birthday to celebrate and friends to say goodbye, one last meal was had at The Douglas Arms. Our friends had made reservations and all was set. A table for seven. The food was very good. The staff were attentive and forgiving...even when the...More

Thank gcmountainman
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Restaurant was packed. English waitress was friendly, attentive, fast on her feet and hard working - we need to see more grafters like her in the work place. :-) Food was good. Lovely relaxed atmosphere in a modern restaurant. Would happily return for food and...More

Thank Sonia C
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Visited here on Sat 5/8/17. Lovely little place with good decor. Staff very friendly and attentive. As it was a lovely day we sat outside. We had soup and a sandwich. The soup was lovely. And the sandwich was very filling and tasty

Thank Lizandmalc
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We chose to stay at the Douglas Arms as it was the only place with accomodation for our overnight visit. The reception was the bar and the man who checked us in was pretty disinterested and gave us a key and asked a young girl...More

1  Thank marmaduke374
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Good food and pleasant staff all you could want in a restaurant in rural Aberdeenshire away from the madding crowd of Aberdeen

Thank John R
Reviewed 6 August 2017

A good, traditional bar with a decent selection of beers and good service. It is a very unfussy place with traditional mirrors on the wall from long-defunct breweries. I'm sure these are genuine rather than kitsch additions. There is plenty of space, music and sport...More

Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I had the Cullen Skink, a traditional Scottish soup and it was heaven on earth. Creamy, thick chunks of smoked fish, satisfying, and served with what tasted like fire toasted bread slices. Divine. Simply wonderful. One of the best dishes I have ever eaten. So...More

Thank springlering
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 High Street, Banchory AB31 5SR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Banchory
  • Phone Number: +44 1330 822547
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Hotel/Bar/Bistro - serves typical Gasropub food but at proper tables and chairs. Has Prosecco on tap!
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