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The Stag Bar Restaurant and Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, , International
142-144 Castle Street, Forfar DD8 3HX, Scotland
+44 1307 468564
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“penne pasta” (2 reviews)
“wrap sandwich” (2 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Bar, International, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
142-144 Castle Street, Forfar DD8 3HX, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have to say I was pretty stunned at what was served up today as “Steak Pie” & could not recommend The Stag if this is what will be served. No vegetables, dish floating in gravy with a few chunks of beef (picture taken before I...More

Thank RoyalBridie
Susan C, Owner at The Stag Bar Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We were deeply disappointed to read this review today. I have spoke to the staff who were working on Monday and it seems that they have served below standard food. I'm not sure how this was allowed to be served as it wasn't what was...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017

We heard about the xmas fair through friends who ran a stall here on 9th December, so went along to give support. We had driven past this pub countless times in the past and had never been inside for over 15 years. We also didnt...More

Thank raebell70
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Went here for xmas lunch £140 + for 13 bodies rubbish wont be back i had pate had to ask for oatcakes main was a cold venison burger fries everything was cold mate had gammon i tbought gammon was pinkish his was grey should have...More

Thank dartschamp
Susan C, Owner at The Stag Bar Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

This week alone we have had 400 meals many excellent comments and praise for our food quality. You are the first to complain not that we are happy about this. I'm sorry you feel you didn't have a good meal. We asked during and at...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant changed hands earlier this year and used to be one of our favourites. This was our first visit under the new owners and it will be our last. Service was at best lacklustre from servers who never smile and have no idea how...More

Thank Keith F
Susan C, Owner at The Stag Bar Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Sorry to read about your experience and very regrettable yet again to hear unfounded comments via faceless social media. Our chefs are very meticulous and its regrettable to read your off putting comments. We can only really respond however if you complain on the day...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch last minute with a friend and my little one. Staff were attentive and our waitress Brogan (apologies if spelling is incorrect) was more than helpful getting us a high chair and a table in a suitable location so we weren't in...More

Thank benjii07
Reviewed 16 November 2017

A local club held a meeting in the upstairs room for 28 members, we had to pre ordered our meals from a set menu to assist with the catering. Unfortunately the staff were unable to allocate the correct meals to the correct people even after...More

Thank Forfarian2013
Susan C, Manager at The Stag Bar Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

We are sorry you were not happy with the service or food that evening. We had your pre order and made the quantity of food you requested. Members of the group when they arrived had forgot what they ordered and then picked up the wrong...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Had 2 course special. Goog value for money. Good hot tasty food. A bit better than standard pub grub. Good.

Thank Marcus K
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent roast dinner with fresh veggies and homemade roast potatoes . The cheesecake was delicious . Staff very helpful and friendly . Well worth a visit.

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Went there for an evening meal. The staff is very friendly. The food quality is quite high and they have not just the common beers. Found a craft pilsner beer by belhaven.. simply wonderful.

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a light bite on Sunday. Ordered coffee and a wrap, soup and sandwich for my daughter. Waited 40 min had to go back to counter and ask for my coffee to which the response was drinks come out with meal, yet my...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142-144 Castle Street, Forfar DD8 3HX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Angus  >  Forfar
  • Phone Number: +44 1307 468564
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