The Archibald Simpson (Wetherspoon)
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19 Apr 2017 (McGargle)
Grubby tables. Fine selection of dull brown beers if that's your thing.
Uprising (sub-brand of Windsor & Eton) - Treason West Coast IPA 5.80 American style IPA. OK but no finesse. Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Firefly 3.70 Dull, brown and characterless.
17 Mar 2017 (McGargle)
Lots of dirty tables. Run out of nuts and crisps. Mediocre beer choice most -available soon'. GBG 2017? Not on this form.
Wooha - Porter 5.00 OK but not very interesting. Stonehenge - Pigswill 4.00 Mediocre bitter.
10 Mar 2017 (McGargle)
Quite busy for fish night. Run out of fish.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5 4.40 Competent Olde Worde Best.
08 Sep 2016 (McGargle)
Not much ale choice. Quality generally poor.
Thwaites - 13 Guns (canned) 5.50 The reliability of cans against the vaguaries of cask. As is often the case cans win. Wood's - Wonderful 4.80 Undemanding dark amber ale. Orkney (Sinclair) - Nimbus Blonde (Atlas range) 5.00 On the turn. Windswept - Waimea 3.80 So thick you could stand a sppon up it. Replaced but kept on sale.
31 May 2016 (McGargle)
Good service, disappointing beer choice.
Vale - Gravitas 4.80 Well at least there was some freshness and hop presence. Camerons - Fridge Magnet Pale Ale 4.50 Despite the brewer's description that this was 'highly hopped' or 'delightfully complex' it wasn't. 'Cardboard' might be a more appropriate description.
11 Feb 2016 (McGargle)
Busy bot good service this evening.
Burton Bridge - XL Bitter 4.00 Workmanlike Burton bitter. Adnams - Stone Amber Ale 4.50 Badged (incorrectly) as Leviation this was a malt led, hop lacking beer. Not to my taste at all. A disappointment.
23 Dec 2015 (McGargle)
Poor beer range.
Elgood's - Hickathrift 4.30 Wierd earthy/spicy. Didn't taste the ginger which may be a good thing.
11 Dec 2015 (McGargle)
Christmas busy. Staff working hard.
Hook Norton - Ducato A.F.O. 5.40 Initially smooth then sweet and unsatisfying. Everards - Sudwerk Inbetween 4.80 Thin, watery. Disappointment in a glass.
30 Oct 2015 (McGargle)
Banks's - Central City Red Racer IPA 6.50 This wa s good. Plenty of US hops, excellent but dry body and no hint of Banks's yeast. Butcombe - Chinook APA 4.20 Pale shadow of what an APA should be. No malt sweetness and not much from the hops. Easy drinking beer.
01 Oct 2015 (McGargle)
Desperately dull choice. Didn't linger.
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The pub is found in
. Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB11 5BQ Typical Spoon's bank conversion with typical Spoon's mix of customers but also a manager who knows about real ale and keeps a good variety of beers in good condition. Aberdeen CAMRA Town Pub of the Year 2009.
We have visited this pub 199 times, seen 404 different beers and tried 252 of them.
Postcode: AB11 5BQ