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The Douglas Arms (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Houston - TexasGood1
Deeside - NechtanAcceptable1
Deeside - MacbethPoor1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Houston - Peter's WellNot Tried0
Houston - Rambo The Mighty MidgeNot Tried0
Deeside - No. 3Not Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Douglas Arms, Banchory, Aberdeenshire
Picture 2. The Douglas Arms, Banchory, Aberdeenshire
Picture 3. The Douglas Arms, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

24 Sep 2012 (Ray)
Early evening visit. Barman pulled beer through before serving and topped up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Deeside - Macbeth4.10PoorEither on the turn or more should have been pulled through.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
16 Sep 2012 (Ray)
Very quiet early evening. Poor beer selection so didn't linger.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
23 Jul 2011 (McGargle)
Not much of interest on the beer front so didn't linger.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Houston - Rambo The Mighty Midge3.60Not Tried
Deeside - No. 34.00Not Tried
15 Jul 2011 (ChrisE)
I arrived at about 14:30 to find the main bar closed, and had a pint in the hotel lounge. The lady behind the counter informed me that the traditional unspoilt bar would open at 15:00 so I had a pint while I waited, and then some more in the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Houston - Texas4.30Good
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
25 Jun 2010 (Ray)
Surprisingly quiet. Top marks to the barman who topped up the glass without asking.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Deeside - Nechtan4.10AcceptableSlightly darker than usual. With none of the citrus hop flavour expected from Nechtan the beer seemed thin. Unique oval pump clip has been re-designed into an anonymous item. Disappointing, maybe should have scored it 2*.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Houston - Peter's Well4.20Not Tried

About The Douglas Arms

The pub sign. The Douglas Arms, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent-
Good1
Acceptable1
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5SR.

Busy hotel on Banchory's main street. Fabulous Victorian public bar, comfortable lounge and beer garden at the back. Committed to real ale with usually three on at a time.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB31 5SR