Little Belmont Street
Aberdeen AB10 1JG
Tel. 01224 626490
The Old School House is located in the centre of Aberdeen. It is a large Grade A listed building which used to be a school. Outside there is a sizeable and fully refurbished beer garden which can seat about 120 people and is a very popular spot to have a meal or a drink during the summer months. As well as this with the introduction of the smoking ban, smokers can use the all weather area with heaters and lighting. Inside, the pub has an island bar with a balcony area which overlooks the bar. There are about five different zones which can be sectioned off to cater for private parties of different numbers. Because of its location we attract a good variety of people during the day. Office workers, shoppers, tourists and students all find their way here and enjoy a value for money meal or a drink with colleagues. The service and quality of food is hard to beat and our clientele return again and again. Why not drop in soon and try a meal, one of our fantastic real ales and maybe take part in the weekly quiz. Your first visit is bound not to be your last!
6-8 Little Belmont Street
Aberdeen, AB10 1JG
Phone: 01224 644487
Ma Cameron’s is a friendly, old–school pub with a modern outlook and a small unexpected roof terrace. Serving popular Deuchars, Lia Fail and Belhaven Best ales, Ma’s remains loyal to its heritage while also offering a wine selection providing far more than just the traditional wee glass of medium dry white wine for the lady. Lunchtime punters pack in for the freshly cooked haggis and Bad Boy Burgers. Good, accessible disabled toilets and baby changing facilities make Ma’s a pub for everyone.
1 Union Terrace
Town Centre, Aberdeen, AB10 1NJ
Situated right on the corner of Union Street and Union Terrace, the Monkey House is a prime location for a quick bite to eat and to rest your feet.
This historic pub is a great antidote to the pumping music and jumping customers found in the city’s style bars. Blackfriars (the ‘Old’ is never used by locals) is named after the order of monks that owned land on the nearby former Castlegate market as long ago as 1338. Safe to assume the monks didn’t run a pub but they might have been grateful for the relative modesty of the establishment that took their name. Split across two levels and with some stunning stained glass, Blackfriars attracts a mixed but mellow crowd who appreciate cask ales and pub grub.
The Illicit Still is a bit of a Jekyll & Hyde — is it a pub or a bar? Head downstairs to find a warm, pub atmosphere with a maze of nooks and crannies. The sofas, seats, booths and tables are great for cosy conversations, especially around the real fire. Just don’t expect a pint of real ale. However, there is a good wine list and pitchers of lethal cocktails, and the food menu is also hard to fault. Football on plasma screens and Franz Ferdinand on the sound system are typical of its pleasant split personality
5 Castle Street
Aberdeen, AB11 5BQ
This wetherspoon pub, a former bank building, is named after one of the major architects of Aberdeen and is located on the corner of King St. & Union St. Food & beer prices are reasonable and there is a wide variety of food served, whether you want fish & chips, a chicken caesar salad or haggis. There is a special part of the menu where you can order two entrees for 6.99. You can also get their “beer & a burger” deal (including chips) for 4.49. The pub is open early and serves a traditional Scottish breakfast for only 1.99 until noon. It is an especially convenient pub if you have children as there is a nice “family area” located in the back. Highchairs are available and there is a great children’s menu (3.49 for a meal off of the children’s menu & that includes a drink, activity packet, etc.). Children are allowed in the pub until 8pm.