Wednesday, March 3

Scotland

Where to find good ale in Aberdeen’s best pubs
Aberdeen, Guides, Scotland

Where to find good ale in Aberdeen’s best pubs

OLD BLACKFRIARS, 52 CASTLE STREET This is an ancient pub near Aderdeen's Mercat Cross. It is a lovely place with old brick walls, wooden ceiling beams and a good atmosphere. Possibly has the squeakiest door in the universe. It has been voted the Campaign For Real Ale regional pub of the year a few times, and offers a good range of real ales. Visit their website MA CAMERON'S, LITTLE BELMONT STREET A tremendous old pub. Inside it is huge, with many areas obviously added on over the years, but the two tiny rooms in the original building are a delight. One has a small bar, and the other is a very relaxing snug with a small hatchway opening into the bar. A couple of real ales are available, including one from The Inveralmond Brewery in Perth. Visit their website SLAIN...
Where to find the best spots for good soup in Aberdeen
Aberdeen, Guides, Scotland

Where to find the best spots for good soup in Aberdeen

OLD BLACKFRIARS, 52 CASTLE STREET This is an ancient pub near Aberdeen's Mercat Cross. It is a lovely place with old brick walls, wooden ceiling beams and a good atmosphere. Possibly has the squeakiest door in the universe. Generally two soups on each day, like 'French Onion' or 'Ham and Lentil'. View their website THE ILLICIT STILL, 22-24 NETHERKIRKGATE Near Provost Skene's House, this is an interesting pub, located down some stairs in the bowels of the earth. It is most curious inside, like a jumbly mixture of the old, the arty, and the downright wacky, but they've got many little rooms and recesses and loads of places to lose yourself in. It's mostly foreign lagers on tap, and no real ales, but if you're in for the soup then that doesn't really matter. Usually one s...