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The Caledonian

9 High Street | Smith & Jones Pub, Inverness IV1 1HY, Scotland
+44 1463 250555
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible32%
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Bar, British, Pub
9 High Street | Smith & Jones Pub, Inverness IV1 1HY, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived because we were enticed by the menu. Not fussy but it took 10 minutes to be served at the bar. We ordered a range of menu items which were not available. Some of these we found out as our meals arrived.The owners need...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A change in name and a revamp much improves the place, but floors sticky, tables not wiped or cleared quickly brings the place down. The food was overly greasy and overall the place left a bad impression

1  Thank doug k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in post game. The place had cleared out. My husband prepaid for our meal and brought two pints to our table. During the 35 mins we were there our table was never cleared and our food never arrived. We asked for the special...More

Thank BarbieJo62
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Every time we go to inverness we eat at the Caledonian. The food is basic but helpings generous and well cooked. Not exactly health food, but dependable and popular with all the family. Amazing building which you can experience as you make the long trek...More

Thank Gillian Y
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner tonight. Place was completely empty at 630pm. Had to order at the bar. The food was not particularly good. Overcooked and dry. Price was inexpensive, but I'd not go here a second time.

Thank Aanuvane
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Came in for a bite to eat. Ordered off gluten free menu double checked about foods I could not eat. Food came out plate was full of the foods I had asked about. Everyone had finished by the time mine had arrived. Also the fryers...More

Thank Drummond15
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

With only one bar maid running around on her own service was slow. Then another comes in with her own food and coffee and sits at a table in the premises!! Apart from that the food and coffees were lovely. Had we seen the bar...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We dined at this restaurant 2 evenings out of 3 while in Inverness. It is in a central position, at about a 2 min.s walk from the castle and museum. The ambience is great, well furnished, with appropriate lighting and not overpowering music. The staff...More

2  Thank Irene V
Reviewed 10 July 2017

After a long day in the car, and lots of walking/exploring, we were looking for some inexpensive comfort food. We got exactly that! We were a bit confused at first, as no server greeted us or came to take our order. We quickly figured out...More

2  Thank rLaska
Reviewed 7 July 2017

A different deal everyday with friendly service . We went on "Mighty plate Monday" and "Pie and pint Wednesday" and enjoyed both , good quality food at a budget price and the drinks good too !

Thank Stevesholidays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 High Street | Smith & Jones Pub, Inverness IV1 1HY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 250555
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The recently refurbished Caledonian Inverness is a friendly venue offering delicious food, great drinks and unforgettable experiences. Come and visit us for any occasion including breakfast, lunch and dinner visits, Birthdays and all other special occasions. We show all live sport and have over 12 screens including a giant projector. We also have a newly refurbished beer garden. Local Craft and Cask Ale available and a massive selection of ice cold beers.
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