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McGintys Meal an` Ale

504 Union Street
AB10 1TT

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Opening Times


Monday4.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Tuesday4.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Wednesday4.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Thursday4.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Friday4.00 pm - 10.30 pm
SaturdayMidday - 10.30 pm
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

About the Pub

Large, cavernous pub with a distinctly Scottish theme. Named after the Bothy Ballad, McGintys Meal 'n' Ale whaur the pig went on the spree! A plaque with the words used to adorn a wall at the top of the stairs leading to the toilet - it is hoped that this may again be displayed in the future.

There is a balcony area which can provide an element of peacefulness whilst games are shown on the many TV screens. Also between the main entrance and the main bar area there are a number of booths along the corridor and many cosy seating areas are also at the back of the pub, beyond the bar.

Serves excellent pub food all day. No longer has a house ale..

Underwent a refurbishment in the middle of January 2017 with changes to the entry corridor and lots of new shelves of bottles behind the bar.

As of the end of March 2017, was allowed to open till 2am Friday and Saturday nights although this may not be the case since March 2020 and various differing levels of Covid restrictions.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Caledonian Deuchars IPA
  • Inveralmond Lia Fail
  • Inveralmond McGintys Ale

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  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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McGintys Meal an` Ale

504 Union Street
AB10 1TT

Sat Nav Reference

57.143, -2.11235


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Nearby Station (900m)



At top of Union Street at Holburn Junction

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McGintys Meal an` Ale - Aberdeen

McGintys Meal an` Ale

504 Union Street
AB10 1TT

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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