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Great local bar to experience the locals

We only went to the Balmoral Bar for some lunch but is was very nice. The food was good and the pub... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Trudy C
Southampton, United Kingdom
Nice stop off!!

Popped in on Saturday for a break from the rain Couple of games of pool and a few drinks before... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average25%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
4 Jun 2018
“Great local bar to experience the locals”
3 Oct 2018
“Passing through.”
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1 Netherly Place, Ballater AB35 5QE, Scotland
+44 1339 755462
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Good welcome lovely food, tried my first haggis ever. a very pretty village pub close to balmoral castle,

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank s22j
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The Balmoral Bar serves good and cheap ale and we enjoyed a short pit stop here when visiting the area. It seemed to be frequented mainly by locals when we came but I suspect on an evening it might be more of a sports bar...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MD-FatDonkey
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We only went to the Balmoral Bar for some lunch but is was very nice. The food was good and the pub looked nice and clean. The carpet is striking green tartan which adds to your feeling of being in the highlands. The locals were...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Trudy C
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Local watering hole has a decidely unfriendly atmosphere to outsiders or tourists. Went there my wife and I and got a lot of stares. We left in a hurry.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 893santoshv
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This bar is well patronised by local customers and tourists and this is only due to the great service offered by the staff. The establishment is in desperate need of a refurbishment and could be done with investing some of the money back into the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank fionaBan
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This is our second stay in Ballater and on both occasions we used the Balmoral as our local. And "local" is a very apt word, because this clearly is the local in Ballater, and everyone we met here made us feel very welcome. Great bar...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in on Saturday for a break from the rain Couple of games of pool and a few drinks before heading back to the hotel!reasonably priced at £5.80 for a pint of lager and mixed fruit cider -well worth stopping !!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Jazzy1884
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The Balmoral Bar is situated in the centre of the beautiful village of Ballater. A warm & friendly pub with great staff nestled in the foothills of the Cairngorms. Fabulous Guiness - must be the altitude & air purity. We didn't get chance to eat...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank andrewp275
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