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Nice friendly atmosphere

McNeills was the closest bar to the Royal Hotel where we were staying for a couple of nights. It is... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
Great Bar

Our first night in McNeills was a Thursday normally a quiet night in Bars not this night the place... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
claire C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 weeks ago
“Great Bar”
23 Aug 2018
“Rude Barmaid”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first night in McNeills was a Thursday normally a quiet night in Bars not this night the place was "Jumping". There was a live singer on the music was great atmosphere excellent & reasonable priced drinks. Good time was had by all!!

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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Have been in this pub often over the last 2 years whilst working here. Nice pub and always have good music on. The barmaid (Joan) has a serious attitude problem and is just plain rude. It seems only certain 'type's' get her friendly side which...More

5  Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Good beer... Although limited to tennants.. Guinness.. And Belhaven. Music is on almost every night from 9.30pm... Good musicians too. Didnae try the food.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Went into McNeill's on a recent visit home to Stornoway. Asked bar worker for a drink received no acknowledgement, I was the only person at the bar, asked again to be told, "yeah, yeah", in an extremely offhand manner. This was followed up by no...More

5  Thank Iain M
Reviewed 6 April 2018

As a member of the CRUK committee, I was saddened to read the review about the Bingo Night and staff in McNeill's. The pub has supported the local Cancer Research Committee by organising a variety of events and constantly fundraising. They have raised a substantial...More

5  Thank annemacphail
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

One of the best pubs in Stornoway. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, open fire, regular live music . . . what more can you ask for! Went recently with friends to a Bingo night they put on for Cancer Research. Great night! Lots of fun and...More

5  Thank annmars2016
Reviewed 13 March 2018

I have been frequenting this pub on and off for the past 6 months while working on the island, i particularly liked it as it is a traditional pub with a lovely fire, however that is where the warmth ends !! Not like a previous...More

7  Thank boro2029
Reviewed 14 October 2017

McNeills was the closest bar to the Royal Hotel where we were staying for a couple of nights. It is right in the centre of the pedestrian shopping area. It is a typical seaside type bar with wooden floors, barrels for standing at and old...More

4  Thank stevetheskier
Reviewed 27 August 2017

If you find yourself at the end of the world, in Stornoway and it’s cloudy, the rain seems imminent, the wind blows your perfectly made up hair to a hot mess and you feel alone in the world, enter McNeills. The warmth of the ambiance,...More

3  Thank Jazzojojo
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