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Blue Lamp (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cromarty - Happy ChappyAcceptable5
Cromarty - Hit The LipPoor3
Cromarty - KowabungaPoor1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake AleNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Raven AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

31 Jan 2019 (McGargle)
Busy in the Lounge.
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10AcceptableSurprisingly, served cool.
13 Dec 2018 (McGargle)
Aberdeen Jazz Orchestra Christmas Party.
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80PoorAs I have come to expect🤐
29 Nov 2018 (McGargle)
Jazz night
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10PoorCooler than usual. Still lacking condition, still 2*.
01 Nov 2018 (McGargle)
Beer quality has really declined at his former Pub of The Year. Tonight even the Erdinger was warm.
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10PoorWarm and flat.
Cromarty - Kowabunga4.60Not Tried
13 Sep 2018 (McGargle)
Busy with Elftet playing.
Cromarty - Kowabunga4.60Poor4* beer spoiled by the serve. Far too warm and flabby.
18 Mar 2017 (McGargle)
Best excuse for a price rise I've heard yet. 50p premium for serving cask ale through a hand pump rather than air font.
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10ExcellentOn hand pump. Fresh and juicy.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake Ale4.10Not TriedOn air font.
15 Mar 2017 (McGargle)
Busy. First night of Aberdeen Jazz Festival in Lounge.
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80PoorNew lines and fonts. Same tired beer.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Raven Ale3.80Not Tried
27 Oct 2016 (McGargle)
Quiet in the bar.
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10PoorIdeal for Halloween. Plenty of toffee, some wrapping paper. Maybe 2.5*.
08 Sep 2016 (McGargle)
Busy for Pixel.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Corncrake Ale4.10Not TriedDidn't bother. Drank Grolsch.
09 Jun 2016 (McGargle)
Great night for Fat Suit.
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80PoorGood beer spoiled by the serve. Warm and flabby.

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About the Blue Lamp

The pub sign. Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB25 1BU.

An Aberdeen stalwart of real ale is now down to serving a single beer through the traditional tall font. The lounge bar is probably the best and most atmospheric music venue in the city with a wide range of of jazz, blues, folk and more modern music. Small, intimate public bar is a great place for a chat.

We have visited this pub 65 times, seen 23 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB25 1BU