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“Great food served quickly”
Review of Bothy Bar

Bothy Bar
Ranked #19 of 40 Restaurants in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Good wholesome pub food and a decent pint, my wife and I both enjoyed our meals here and it was unstuffy and prompt

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Good, authentic pub; friendly service; good vibe; food much, much better than typical pub food. Enjoy!

Thank KevinJKSAN
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Turn off the Main pedestrianised street in Kirkwall down a narrow passage and you'll find this place - part of the Albert Hotel on the best named street in town - Mounthoolie Lane

It has a nice relaxed atmosphere and serves great pub food

The staff are friendly and accommodating

Scapa Special real ale is sold on tap here too !

We particularly recommend the Cullen Skink - a soup made up of potatoes, onions, un-dyed smoked haddock, milk and cream

On our first visit we had the soup as a starter in a small bowl - along with the Orkney fish platter (also recommended - see photos)

On our second we chanced our arm and asked if we could have two bowls of the Cullen Skink as a main - and the staff agreed - so thank you ! (See photo 3 below - large bowl of soup) At £9.95 each this was excellent value

The sticky-toffee pudding was very nice also

Free wifi and sky sports news rounded things off nicely

Will eat here again

Thank John T
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is one of the fun bars in town with authentic pub furniture and plenty of seats at the bar counter. Good music playing and plenty of locals and visitors mixing well in the Bothy Bar. The food is also very good if you need a meal. Bar staff were very friendly and there was great craic in here at times.

Thank cailinoconnor
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We decided to try this bar for our first evening meal in Orkney as we didn't have a restaurant booked. As it was relatively early we found a vacant table and studied the menu which was from the Albert Hotel to which the bar belongs.
A steak & ale pie plus an Orkney seafood plate comprised our main courses which were very tasty. Thoroughly encouraged, we proceeded to have sticky toffee pudding and raspberry Eton Mess which continued our very positive impression of the fare on offer. A large glass of wine, Orkney beer and local whisky proved fine accompaniments to the meal and we left very satisfied indeed. We have no hesitation in recommending this bar as a place to have a convivial drink and/or to enjoy a rather nice evening meal!

Thank Brian H
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