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Gellions Bar

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Address: 14 Bridge Street, Inverness, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1463 233648
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:30 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00

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I had a great night there at new year . The staff were dynamic , pleasant and cheerful , competent and full of energy . I want to go back there and repeat the scenario.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
RealgeordieBoy
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Northern England
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the last 4 years we have gone here for the bells at Hogmanay which is normally great but this year was different. The music as always was great, bar service was average and the toilets are disgusting. What disappointed our party of 6 this time was the tv programme. Normally they play the live Hogmanay show and a huge... More 

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Thank Toshers
Northern England
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125 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had a great night there at new year . The staff were dynamic , pleasant and cheerful , competent and full of energy . I want to go back there and repeat the scenario.

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Thank RealgeordieBoy
Maybole, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We arrived in Inverness late in the evening and decided to have a quick look around the surrounding area. We found Gellions and decided to try it. Good choice ! Very good bar food with Sunday roasts, steaks etc. The staff were very friendly and there was a nice relaxed atmosphere. The food was well presented, warm and tasty. Just... More 

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Thank Penwhapple
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were keen to take in some live Scottish music in a proper bar and so we popped in here. The music wasn’t on at the time but we decided to take a drink anyway. It wasn’t overly busy at the bar but there were a few people seated. I stood at the bar and waited behind a gentleman who... More 

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Thank DonnyDave30
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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860 reviews
425 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We went into Gellions and Montys after a Caley game. Loads of locals getting tucked into drinks. Good banter and laughs. Not the best surroundings but the atmosphere made it a good visit

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Thank ScottishTemplar
Bemidji, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The music at Gellions is absolutely fantastic. When we were there with a Rick Steves tour group, the band Schiehallion was playing. They are such a great band and I highly recommend this experience to anybody in Inverness. There are not all that many tourists there; most of the people are locals. Even if you do not drink alcohol, this... More 

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Thank Randy W
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Good atmosphere, but bar staff need to be reconsidered. When waiting for a drink we were ignored until one of our male friends returned for his second round. We asked him if he could order our drinks as we were blatantly being ignored. The girl then laughed in our faces and continued to make an issue over serving us. The... More 

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We were recommended to visit this bar,and was a great recommendation,traditional Scottish folk music every evening.The staff and owner were very welcoming and pleasant to chat to,wished our stay had been longer to hear other bands.We`ll be back.

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Thank Beryl D
Lerwick, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Maybe we picked a bad day, but when we went there for lunch (a) the place was cold - it was December and whatever heating they had was not adequate, (b) there was a wait for some quite simple food (soup and a toastie) because the cook had "gone out get some coleslaw" - well-run kitchens get their ingredients in... More 

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Thank SMBurns
California
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395 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We actually stopped in here a couple of times in order to rest our legs and have a drink. It is a small place, unassuming. There is a kitchen with a cook in residence but we did not eat anything. The bathrooms were a disaster, many apologies from the management on notes tacked to the doors. But it was gross.... More 

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