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The Douglas Arms

) #11 of 25 Restaurants in Banchory $$ - $$$ , British,
22 High Street, Banchory AB31 5SR, Scotland
+44 1330 822547
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 High Street, Banchory AB31 5SR, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited here on Sat 5/8/17. Lovely little place with good decor. Staff very friendly and attentive. As it was a lovely day we sat outside. We had soup and a sandwich. The soup was lovely. And the sandwich was very filling and tasty

Thank Lizandmalc
Reviewed 5 days ago

We chose to stay at the Douglas Arms as it was the only place with accomodation for our overnight visit. The reception was the bar and the man who checked us in was pretty disinterested and gave us a key and asked a young girl...More

Thank marmaduke374
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and pleasant staff all you could want in a restaurant in rural Aberdeenshire away from the madding crowd of Aberdeen

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good, traditional bar with a decent selection of beers and good service. It is a very unfussy place with traditional mirrors on the wall from long-defunct breweries. I'm sure these are genuine rather than kitsch additions. There is plenty of space, music and sport...More

Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Cullen Skink, a traditional Scottish soup and it was heaven on earth. Creamy, thick chunks of smoked fish, satisfying, and served with what tasted like fire toasted bread slices. Divine. Simply wonderful. One of the best dishes I have ever eaten. So...More

Thank springlering
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After hearing good things, some friends and I headed to try this place out before attending a wedding reception at Banchory Lodge. We ordered a platter to share and a few extra bits and it did not disappoint! Everything was so tasty and there was...More

Thank Jade D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In this resturant at the enterance they have a board with the specials showed where prices are resonable, but if you get the menu then take care when picking a platter as the prices can be a bit more expensive, plus drinks olso prices We...More

Thank Madscotsman166
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of Banchory's better hostelries, a few rooms provide accomodation (breakfast is excellent and they will provide packed lunches for those who want them). The front bar is set up as a traditional bar but with screens for sports.a snack menu and a pool table,...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Super friendly and efficient staff and one nice meal. However visit marred by the fish I was served swimming in oil - so much do that it ran down fork over my hand. When I raised issue with duty manager I was told ' well...More

1  Thank SJC2013_13
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Good selection on the menu for our family lunch, catered for all tastes. Friendly & helpful staff in nice surroundings, if weather kind, dining is available on the patio. Would recommend!

Thank 737georgee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 High Street, Banchory AB31 5SR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Banchory
  • Phone Number: +44 1330 822547
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Hotel/Bar/Bistro - serves typical Gasropub food but at proper tables and chairs. Has Prosecco on tap!
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