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Nicky Tams Bar & Bothy

29 Baker Street, Stirling FK8 1BJ, Scotland
+44 1786 472194
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“haggis” (27 reviews)
“steak pie” (16 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
29 Baker Street, Stirling FK8 1BJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I noted this old pub en route to the castle and returned after for lunch. There is far more to Stirling than just the castle. This pub exposed us to genuine Scotland and their HomeMade Steak Pie was simply outstanding. Staff was...More

Thank GraybeardOttawa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, old pub. Very friendly staff and locals. We ate downstairs where there isn’t a great deal old space but we were welcomed with our small dog. Great haggis and very reasonably priced.

Thank neilandlinz525
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we went for some food and drinks, its not the biggest of places but its full of character. we ate at a table upstairs, which was a little less crammed. The food my partner and i both had was lovely, cant fault it at all...More

Thank ang-r32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to have lunch, seemed a nice scothish pub .We ordered the food and a soup for our child but they didn't have so we asked the waitress if we could warm up one that we had in the car , she said no...More

Thank ELSA F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waitress was friendly and helpful when we were trying to select our beverages. She offered up some top local choices. The food was standard pub fair and very tasty. My partner had the haggis and I had the sausages and mash, neither of us...More

Thank ozek8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic, friendly little pub/restaurant. We went in there for a bite to eat on our way to Runrig’s 2nd last concert on 17th August. Was the best macaroni cheese I have ever had in my entire life!

2  Thank Frances N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly the worst food i have ever tasted. Ordered the steak pie with mash and puff pastry. Puff pastry was crispy as hell, the mash was passable but the actual beef in the steak pie was rank. Tough chewy meat that isn’t nice to eat....More

Thank DavidBN31
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on our way to the Stirling Castle. Cute, cozy, informal, with good locally brewed beer. We had the best meat pies yet on our trip to Scotland! With wonderful handmade flaky puff pastry. The meat pie special and beer hit the...More

1  Thank KCV123
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Dog friendly pub. With good location. Didn't eat but customers within looked happy and can't fault the look of the food. Will return to sample the cuisine.

Thank Haye5
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We needed a quick bite. Took over 45 minutes to get our food. And she advised over half way through they had no potatoes. Hahahhaha. We were starving. Food was tasty but would have liked my haggis with potoatoes.

Thank Suzanne F
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Baker Street, Stirling FK8 1BJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirling  >  Stirling
  • Phone Number: +44 1786 472194
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Traditional Scottish Pub sometimes referred to as Stirling's hidden gem. Built in the early 1700 Nicky-Tams Bar & Bothy is steeped in history. The bar was once a bank and converted to a pub in 1718 by the Weavers Incorporation. Nicky-Tams is now a popular venue for Live Music,Quiz Nights and serves some fine Scottish Foods daily. All homemade food. Freshly baked bread and tasty homebaking. Filled with great atmosphere serving cold beers, lagers,selection of Fine Wines and spirits. Enjoy the buzz of the bar or simply chill out in our upstairs lounge area for a great day or night out.
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