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The Douglas Arms

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€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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22 High Street, Banchory AB31 5SR, Scotland
+44 1330 822547
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Banchory, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon tea here celebrating my sister in laws birthday. Sandwiches, scones and cakes were amazing. There was so much to eat! Staff so friendly and welcoming. Well worth a visit.

Thank murphymoodle1
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Was in tonight for diner as a solo traveller for work. After a long journey i only wanted a sandwich but was told by the waitress Suraya that wasn't possible.I wasn't sure why as the place wasn't busy and there were people working in the kitchen. She didn't even ask on my behalf which was poor service. 2 course menu... More 

Thank Stephanie M
Banchory, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Had an excellent meal this evening with girls from work - lovely decor & staff were helpful but the noise caused by bar staff throwing bottles into recycling box was totally unacceptable - why not simply put them in & avoid an unsociable racket

Thank Heather M
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great for an informal meal out. Not for a special occasion, intimate dinner. The ambiance is somewhat basic and stark, better than a "pub meal" though. The quality of the food is a surprise, considering the furnishings. One would expect something very basic in flavour, presentation and portions. None of the above! Much as I enjoyed my main course, I... More 

Thank philippe v
Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Don't judge a book by its cover and the restaurant inside the facade of this ordinary looking average hotel says it all. Beautifully laid out with cosy booths and individual tables it has a great ambience the minute you step through the door . Staff are so professional and friendly without being obtrusive. Food was amazing, we had the duck... More 

Thank Jackie B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Had a lovely lunch here on Saturday Fab home made broth and a brilliant Club sandwich. Friendly and professional staff good choice of beer and wine nice atmosphere.

Thank Gordon C
Frankfurt, Germany
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Personally I found that dining at the Douglas Arms to be more like eating in a restaurant rather than a traditional pub. The dining area is family friendly, well decorated and clean. There is a bar area where the waiting staff prepare drinks, but where no one stands or sits to drink. There's a wide range of dishes on the... More 

Thank CaSch87
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had an evening meal here (family group of 6 adults, 15 year old and 4 month old). There was sufficient variety on the menu for everyone's choice, the food was good quality and the staff friendly. The piped music was a little loud for my liking (but I do like it quiet).

Thank Pamela8833
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Fabulous evening meal here on Thursday, 2 courses early bird special for around a tenner, the best haggis Bon Bons ever !!! Amazing value for money, thoroughly enjoyed it !

Thank iloveskiing1
Braintree Essex UK
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173 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Ate in the pub, good budget grub. Steak and chips, about a tenner. I've had much worse steak elsewhere for a lot more. Cooked as requested, real ale on tap. Pool table 50p a go. Nothing to not recommend the place at the prices we paid..

Thank katanaismybike

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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
Hotel/Bar/Bistro - serves typical Gasropub food but at proper tables and chairs. Has Prosecco on tap!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?