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Old Blackfriars

52 Castle Street
Aberdeen
AB11 5BB

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Opening Times

10-Midnight Mon-Wed; 10-1am Thu-Sat; 10-Midnight Sun

Meal Times

11-10pm Mon-Fri; 10-10pm Sat&Sun

Owner

Belhaven (Greene King)

About the Pub

On the cobbled Castlegate, in the historic centre of the city, this historic pub is situated in a pedestrian area which used to hold public executions. Opposite the Tollbooth, Old Blackfriars is an atmospheric pub having old pews and stained glass and was refurbished in Autumn 2012.

From the split-level upper area food and ales may be ordered from the lower section bar. Three rotating guest beers, often include Cairngorm Trade Winds and Inveralmond Ossian supplement the Belhaven/Greene King range and a house ale at 3.9% (believed to be Hardy & Hansons Bitter). Serves third pints as well as usual half and full pints.

The pub has a reputation for good pub food with an extensive menu served all day until 9pm. Quiz night is Tuesday, with acoustic music on Thursdays and Saturdays. Unobtrusive background music plays throughout.

Opened after latest refurbishment on 17th May 2018. The 5 handpumps are now in the centre of the bar as opposed to split up. New seating has been installed (see photos) and the door on Marischal Street can also be used as entrance/exit.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Hardys & Hansons Old Blackfriars (House Beer)

Changing Beers

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Greene King - varies
  • Inveralmond Ossian
  • Orkney - varies

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Old Blackfriars, Aberdeen

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% per pint on production of a CAMRA card.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Upper level only, disabled toilet.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Tables on Castlegate pedenstrianised square, weather permitting.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Folk music Th & Fr.

  • WiFi Wifi

    Cloud.

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Old Blackfriars

52 Castle Street
Aberdeen
AB11 5BB

Sat Nav Reference

57.147829, -2.093338

Transport

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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

(Many on Union Street)

Nearby Station (550m)

Aberdeen

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  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Member Discount Scheme Member Discount Scheme
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  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Sports TV Sports TV
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  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Lined Glasses Lined Glasses
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Member Discount Scheme Member Discount Scheme
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
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  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Member Discount Scheme Member Discount Scheme
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