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The Grill (McGinty's Group)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Timothy Taylor - LandlordExcellent1
Stewart - Citra BlondeGood1
Fyne - PekkoGood1
Fyne - JarlGood3
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedGood1
Cromarty - Happy ChappyGood1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney SessionAcceptable1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake AleAcceptable1
Windswept - MistralAcceptable1
Fyne - MaverickAcceptable1
Deeside - SwiftPoor1
Stewart - Radical Road ReverseNot Tried0
Keith - Stout KeithNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Blizzard (Atlas range)Not Tried0
Harviestoun - Wheat BeastieNot Tried0
Fyne - Superior IPANot Tried0
Inveralmond - Lia FailNot Tried0
Cromarty - Hit The LipNot Tried0
Cromarty - KowabungaNot Tried0
Windswept - WolfNot Tried0
six°north - HopocrisyNot Tried0
Deeside - BlondeNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Red MacGregorNot Tried0
Windswept - WeizenNot Tried0
Inveralmond - Ossian's AleNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island HoppingNot Tried0
Stewart - Jack BackNot Tried0
MòR - Tea VicarNot Tried0
Spey Valley - Sunshine on KeithNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Grill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

01 Jul 2022 (McGargle)
Stewart - Citra Blonde4.00GoodTypically malt led Stewart brew with a refreshing hop hit.
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Inveralmond - Lia Fail4.70Not Tried
Cromarty - Kowabunga4.60Not TriedOnly 1/3 pint left.
Harviestoun - Wheat Beastie4.20Not Tried
22 Jun 2022 (McGargle)
Pint and nip is the order of the day. Not for me.
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10GoodCool, fresh but a tad yeasty.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake Ale4.10Not Tried
Harviestoun - Wheat Beastie4.20Not Tried
26 Jul 2021 (McGargle)
Pleasant in the outdoor seating on Union Street. Excellent service.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30ExcellentWell worth its 4*. Crisp, fresh and flavoursome.
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
02 Feb 2020 (McGargle)
Jarl. £4.10.
Fyne - Jarl3.80GoodAfter a long journey this was just the job.
Windswept - Mistral0.00AcceptableGluten free but thin.
Spey Valley - Sunshine on Keith3.50Not Tried
Stewart - Radical Road Reverse4.60Not Tried
Keith - Stout Keith5.00Not Tried
01 May 2019 (McGargle)
New owners as of 5pm yesterday. They're hoping to fix the toilets. Good idea.
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney Session3.80AcceptableGrainy in the house style.
Inveralmond - Ossian's Ale4.10Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island Hopping3.90Not Tried
Stewart - Jack Back3.70Not Tried
MòR - Tea Vicar3.80Not Tried
05 Jul 2018 (McGargle)
Early evening and busy. Free beer as the Peko ran out before they could pull full measure.
Fyne - Pekko3.80GoodFresh single hop pale ale.
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Fyne - Maverick4.20Not Tried
Windswept - Wolf6.00Not Tried
29 Dec 2016 (McGargle)
Busy after work.
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80GoodSurprising how quickly a revolutionary beer subsides to middle of the road.
Fyne - Maverick4.20AcceptableMuddy.
Deeside - Swift3.80Not Tried
Deeside - Blonde3.80Not Tried
03 Oct 2016 (McGargle)
Friendly service.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake Ale4.10AcceptableUninspiring golden ale.
Deeside - Swift3.80PoorServed in good condition this was supposed to be an American Pale Ale. It wasn't. Just a characterless bitter.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Red MacGregor4.00Not Tried
Windswept - Weizen5.20Not Tried
22 Sep 2016 (McGargle)
Spoiled for choice. As always the service was excellent. Friendly welcome and staff always knew who was next to be served. Others take note.
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentCrisp and refreshing.
Fyne - Superior IPA7.10Not Tried
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80Not Tried
Windswept - Wolf6.00Not Tried
six°north - Hopocrisy4.80Not Tried
Deeside - Blonde3.80Not Tried
30 Dec 2015 (McGargle)
Typical crowd.
Fyne - Jarl3.80AcceptableBit tired. £2.80 a pint.
Fyne - Maverick4.20Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Blizzard (Atlas range)4.70Not Tried

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About The Grill

The pub sign. The Grill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB11 6BA.

Long, narrow single roomed bar in Union Street, with very strong local trade. Usually three ales available plus an excellent selection of single malts. On CAMRA's National Inventory - have a look at the plaster work above the gantry. Bought by McGinty's Group in early 2019.

We have visited this pub 50 times, seen 59 different beers and tried 25 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB11 6BA