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Gellions Bar

14 Bridge Street, Inverness IV1 1HD, Scotland
+44 1463 233648
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Very Chavy

Me and the mrs went in for a pint having arrived in Inverness. Saw the sign claiming ‘the oldest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pauljam0
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Aberdeen
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Lively beyond belief

Popped in for a wee dram. It was live music night. What a treat. Father and son on drums playing... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Gary H
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Prague, Czech Republic
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“oldest pub” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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14 Bridge Street, Inverness IV1 1HD, Scotland
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+44 1463 233648
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"oldest pub"
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"scottish music"
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"fantastic music"
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"bar stools"
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"singing and dancing"
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"friendly staff and locals"
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"cracking pub"
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"traditional bar"
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"bar maid"
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"busy bar"
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"bridge street"
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"all ages"
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"isle of skye"
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"schiehallion"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and the mrs went in for a pint having arrived in Inverness. Saw the sign claiming ‘the oldest pub in the highlands’. Clearly there for attracting tourists. No atmosphere and if your not a local, don’t expect a friendly welcome.More

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Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Paul, sorry to hear your experience was not a great one, "Chavy" not a word I have ever heard in the same sentence as the Gellions as we pride ourselves on an older Clientele, I am not sure what night you were as...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Popped in for a wee dram. It was live music night. What a treat. Father and son on drums playing fantastic music. This place is popular and boy does it fill up quick. Standing room only folks. Apart from a few youngsters who had too...More

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Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Glad you enjoyed your night. Davy and young Sam play here often and go down a storm. This time of year unfortunately brings out all the young ones, the staff are good at dealing with it. We haste you back in the future.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We visited Gellions Bar while on a three day Christmas break in Inverness. Indeed, it was the only bar we found open on Christmas afternoon after we decided to 'walk off' our Christmas lunch! The drinks were good and reasonably priced and the staff cheerful...More

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Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit on Christmas Day, Thank you for the nice review, we hope to see you again in the future. Rory

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We happened across this pub whilst on our way out to a meal. There was a duo playing a chap on an accordion and a chap with a guitar! We bought a drink and enjoyed the atmosphere, the place was rocking, people of all ages,...More

Thank Sue S
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Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Hi Sue Glad you had a good time we like to make sure everyone enjoys themselves. The band, Caman, play regularly with us and have a resident Monday slot also. Regards Rory

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Popped in here over the weekend to enjoy a drink and some live music. Unfortunately no food on the weekends as it gets too busy (will need to come back and try the menu though). Was a cracking atmosphere, live music (both Schiehallion & Ted...More

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Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hi Ross, glad you enjoyed, Cheers for the review, will catch you next time your up Rory

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Went in for a quick drink while waiting for food to get ready where I had ordered. Loved the ambiance and the friendly staff. They were open to making suggestions on which local whiskeys I should try and they were absolutely great. Loved finding this...More

1  Thank Bilal H
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Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi Bilal, thanks for your lovely review, your welcome back anytime. Thanks Rory

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Gellions as part of the Inverness or Bust Banger Rally. Rory and his team were brilliant hosts and we had an excellent evening. Special mention for the live music which was awesome and created a great atmosphere!

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Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thanks my friend for the great review, you are welcome back anytime Rory

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Fish and chips were great and the ales went down easily. Fantastic waitress and clientele friendly. Nice local pup overall.

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Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thanks for your nice review, it was a pleasure having you Rory

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

This was a nice find. The staff was warm and welcoming, and the food was good. The beer selection was nice with a few real ale options, from the Isle of Skye brewery. This first night a duo was performing which was quite good. Was...More

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Rory M, Owner at Gellions Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thanks for your nice review, it was a pleasure having you. Rory

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We ate fish n chips here and steak pie. Excellent! They have live music at 21:00 which we didnt go to, but food really good !!!

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