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Cheap Ale

The Balmoral Bar serves good and cheap ale and we enjoyed a short pit stop here when visiting the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Settle, United Kingdom
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
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2 weeks ago
“Cheap Ale”
4 Jun 2018
“Great local bar to experience the locals”
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1 Netherly Place, Ballater AB35 5QE, Scotland
+44 1339 755462
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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

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.

Thank Santosh V
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

Thank fonaB
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

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 27 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 !!

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

Thank andrewp275
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