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Address: 14 Bridge Street, Inverness, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1463 233648
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Lunch Stop

Travellers fare at a decent price , with good beer and cheery hardworking staff. Try the Funky Punk IPA, do not let the name put you off it's ideal for a midday thirst.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually stopped in here a couple of times in order to rest our legs and have a drink. It is a small place, unassuming. There is a kitchen with a cook in residence but we did not eat anything. The bathrooms were a disaster, many apologies from the management on notes tacked to the doors. But it was gross.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Travellers fare at a decent price , with good beer and cheery hardworking staff. Try the Funky Punk IPA, do not let the name put you off it's ideal for a midday thirst.

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Thank Hymer494
Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review, cant keep up with demand for Punk IPA, glad you enjoyed your visit. Regards Rory More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I should start by saying I am a personal licence holder in another area of Scotland so I fully understand people want to have a good time. Having visited before and thought this was an OK Scottish Bar so visited on a recent trip with a friend. Very busy and live music but at bar gentleman so drunk he kept... More 

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Thank Dnaray
Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Hi Dnaray, I was sorry to read about your bad experience, the staff should of handled situation better, unfortunately you do get the odd drunk that thinks he is gods gift, I will have a word and hopefully we will see you again in the future. Regards Rory More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Went in here to watch the Scotland football game advertised on the board outside to find it was being streamed and not working went else where

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Thank donna y
Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Sorry about that Donna, we have a new satellite system in place and the staff are unfamiliar with it and as I was at the game could not rectify, as the game is on STV next week we will be showing with no issues with pre-match entertainment and post match with Scottish folk duo "Caman" just finalizing pre match details... More 

Glamis, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Superb live music and atmosphere, visiting this bar when in Inverness I'd say is a must for the live music.

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Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Caledonia1320, great review straight to the point, like your style and your name Regards Rory More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I love this bar it's a place I love to go as it's always got great Scottish music however I was here a week ago on a Tuesday and the 2 members of staff behind the bar on there phones not paying any attention to the customers until the looked up from there phones now I work on a bar... More 

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Thank fyvie2016
Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Hi Fyvie, situation has been addressed on more than one occasion, I share your frustration, next time you are in make yourself know to me and I will buy you and you partner a drink. Regards Rory More 

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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Great times had on several visits. Good music and food. Bar staff friendly and efficient. Owner usually in bar and whilst not offensive needs to smile a wee bit more! Superb atmosphere especially when Schehallion on. Toilets are disgusting and stink but the info on the toilets doors say work about to start on sorting problems which will make such... More 

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Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Hi Tottie, I'm just dour faced, happy on the inside, thanks for review, Toilets and bar have indeed now been refurbed, I will have a smile for you next time Thanks Rory More 

Engelburg
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

the first time we saw the Pub it was crowded and people standing even outside and listening to the live music! so the following evening we went earlier and spend some time before we went to the steakhouse on the other side of the street. we absolutely can recommend the pub: friendly staff, nice atmosphere, good drinks and excellend live... More 

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Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Mike for the lovely review, hope to see again in the future Rory More 

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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We have been in this pub every time weve come to inverness, the staff are friendly the live music is great and they have a good selection of real ales, we have not tryed the food but told very good, its the oldest pub in the city near the river ness, you must go in and have a pint.

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1 Thank Paul S
Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Hi Paul, thanks for your kind review and thanks for your continual custom! I would recommend the fish & chips on your next visit, thanks again Rory More 

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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Great Wee bar. Great staff and good atmosphere. Made me stay longer than planned 👍 good local beers plus the d favourites

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Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed yourself, thanks for the review. Regards Rory More 

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