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blackfriars highland pub

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93-95 Academy Street, Inverness IV1 1LX, Scotland
+44 1463 233881
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Tarland, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't really know what to make of this pub. It looks brilliant, the beer was fine.....and yet. I was first in, landlord looked like he couldn't be bothered. Few more folk came in, and he warmed to the task. Had a second pint, by which time he was fully into his stride. I'm sure on a busy night this... More 

Thank GrumpyBadger62
Dundee, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Good service, prices competitive, had a nice beefburger and chips with blue cheese sauce. Nice pint of cider to wash down.

Thank arabone
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Gave it 2 stars as the place itself (decor) is nice and traditional. Otherwise, my experience was similar to the ones below. Had an early evening half of Dark Munro and I know the first pull of any real ale can be risky but this one was definitely off. From the demeanour of the landlord, I sensed that asking for... More 

1 Thank Bootsox
Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Visited Saturday 17/12/16 ,decided to have draught Thistle Cross cider , but barmaid didnt pull cider draught pump ,went behind to like a 3lt box ( like a wine box ) and gave me a pint of this liquid out of this box ..It was lifeless and warm..I approached the barmaid and advised this liquid was disgusting and could i... More 

1 Thank jimbisin
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I live this pub but know that one day it will be gone, sadly. The landlord and landlady are gems, the decor and feel a hark back to a nicer, more civilised time and their ales ace. Thanks again for being my first port of call in this lovely city and long may you continue.

Thank SetonSteele
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We went in here on Saturday and ordered two ales. It was 6pm and the place was totally empty. Both pints were awful and we left after only tasting the "beer". Crossed the road to The Peonix which was busy and decent beer. AVOID.

1 Thank Itchy_Starfish
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Great pub, good beers and choice of real ales and fantastically friendly staff led by the lovely Janette. A great welcome awaits and there is good entertainment at weekends. If you're in Inverness, go here.

1 Thank hughcunningham
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

visited in the afternoon for a few drinks pub not very busy but good banter with a few locals and really friendly bar staff. Back in the evening and the place was rocking great live band prompt bar service with friendly atmosphere.

Thank Jill W
Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We took the train from Edinburgh to Inverness, arriving late for lunch, so the pub was mostly empty. The bar tender (? owner) greeted us from behind the bar, explained about the menu and how to place an order. We were the only customers other than a couple of men at the bar. Having never had the traditional Haggis dish,... More 

Thank jirene2015
United Kingdom
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This really could be such a good, traditional pub. We've persevered going here but enough's enough. Whilst the 2 ladies are always pleasant and cheery, their male counterpart's demeanour is just beyond a joke. We spend money in his pub and don't expect to be treated with something bordering on disdain every time we visit. Seems a common problem from... More 

2 Thank anne8527

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93-95 Academy Street, Inverness IV1 1LX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 233881

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