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Customers' Comments

Visited this pub last week while I was up from Yorkshire on business What a great place, big selection of Real Ales all well kept and a good big selection of Malts.

captain_swoop - 17 Mar 2009 20:07

Thankfully this pub has been rescued by Del & Janette and is the best real ale pub in town, probably the best pub anyway with it's traditional layout, great beers,food, music, service and craic.
clach2007 - 9 Jan 2009 22:32

Spent a week in the area with work, and called in every evening. Good selection of Scottish and English ales, good food, good company, and the licensees were very welcoming. Definitely worth a visit.
philmcg - 24 Dec 2008 21:17

good cheap food, no pretension, excellent beer. Best pub in Inverness.
ETA - 4 Nov 2008 13:52

Went for a lunchtime drink and was very quiet but well worth visiting to see how it has maintained its traditional appearance. Didn't eat but food menu looked very good. Will try and go there at the weekend next time I pass through Inverness.
irish_wine - 8 Oct 2008 10:32

Still the best (the only??) pub in Inverness, now an area where the drinking culture is infected by hotel bars and so called clubs. Lots of wood and decent seatings, a lovely cosy bar and good food. Range of super real ales includes several from Scottish breweries but during my visit also Cain's from Liverpool. Great folk session on this Saturday too.
Marco_Daane - 21 Sep 2008 12:30

Went to this wonderfull pub on my hols in scotland the beer was great the food was magic the servis was first class i will be going back
scotbrad22 - 25 Aug 2008 19:09

Went during the day in midweek so was very quite. The beers were excellent, the staff very friendly & the food although basic was good.
doug_g - 12 May 2008 13:54

A bit quiet the night I was there and no live music. Beer was ok and beef stovies with beetroot and oatcakes was an interesting dish!
copnorsteve - 28 Oct 2007 12:56

Still an excellent pub, especially under the management of Dell and Janette. Thought it was a little quiet, during our week there, especially as there were plenty of tourists in Inverness. Dell seems to do just about everything, cooking, serving, and even singing and playing guitar.
BARRIE_85 - 25 Jun 2007 11:48

This pub was sinking faster than the Titanic but i am glad to say things have improved dramaticly since christmas. On the eve of the Rockness festival they had eight hand pumps on the go, the beer has allways been a little cold but its not bad by any means. Well worth a visit.
johnrhynie1 - 16 Jun 2007 21:36

this historic pub has gone through a few bad years, but the current management of Del/Janette, or vice versa, is just what is needed. They have a range of excellent, well tended, mainly highland, ales. The food is excellent, mainly genuinely home cooked, within scent of the bar. There are a good range of staples, with a levening of scottish specialities, like smoked salmon, haggis (try the whisky sauce), blackpudding, and imaginative dishes of the day. There is usually music playing, Scottish,and C&W predominate. Live music (and country dancing sometimes) frequent, mainly at weekends in the early season, more frequently in high season. Not to be missed if in Inverness.
jim.binnie - 12 Jun 2007 18:04

Has gone downhill recently after a change in management. Does not keep up to speed with the availabity of real ale's and it is very rare now to see all hand pumps actually supplying ale's. Food is excellent as is the weekend entertainment of live bands. Worth a visit all the same if your in the area.
ICTGringo - 1 Jan 2007 11:29

Well located in the city centre, the Blackfriars comes up trumps every time, supplying a good range of ales, including many from the smaller Scottish brewers. Live music is sometimes available. A comfortable venue for eating and drinking - highly recommended.
fromedrinker - 15 May 2006 17:45

Excellent town Pub serving goofdfood and excellent quality Real Ale. always a dark beer available, from Cairgorm or Isle of Skye Breweries. Friendly staff as well
ahscum - 18 Jul 2005 20:11

I visited Inverness Last year in October and had a great meal with my family in the afternoon. I went back to the pub on the eveneing and enjoyed a great night dancing away with a load of Australian Tourists. The 2 piece band were great and showed us how to do the various Scottish dances correctly. I am planning a return trip to Inverness in the Summer of 05 so I am loking forward to another great time there. If you ever visit Inverness then this Pub is a must see.
skyeboat - 18 Feb 2005 14:44

Returned to the pub after two years - still unchanged and still a great drinking place - loads of real ale - the best in Inverness. Food still great and entertainment in evenings a mixture, the weekly Ceilidh still going strong.
quizman - 28 Sep 2004 17:30

I visited this pub for the first time a few years ago and was gobsmacked! A great range of ales on handpull and an amazing array of continental (mainly Belgian) bottled beers! Heaven!!! Friendly service and great beer. It seemd to be a bit more of a student type pub on my last visit, but the beer was still good and the atmosphere great. The locals are friendly too. Someone bought me a drink within 5 minutes of being in there!! A belter!!!
Andrew - 4 Nov 2003 23:15

Brilliant pub in the heart of Inverness(Academy Street)serves 9 real ales mostly Scottish brews, with Live entertainment every night except Sundays- a Great favourite is the Wednesday night Ceilidh - with Scottish country dancing- A "REEL" hoot of a night. Food is served every day from 12:30-3:000 and 6:00-9:00
Alexander MacDiarmid - 24 Nov 2002 13:42

Brilliant pub serving good home cooked pub grub- live entertainment most nights- particular favourite is the Ceilidh on Wednesday!! Also serves 9 real ales mostly from local brewers like the Isle of Skye Brewery and Cairngorm
Alexander MacDiarmid