Ma Camerons

The snug bar at the front of this popular city-centre pub is the oldest in Aberdeen, dating back 300 years, and the warren of adjoining rooms makes it one of the most cosy and atmospheric. Full of nooks and crannies – not to mention the rooftop beer garden (aka ‘Aberdeen’s best-kept secret’) – it appeals to a mixed crowd, from mothers with pushchairs to live music fans, parties, real-ale drinkers and football supporters. Sitting in this friendly bar with your Belhaven Best, Belhaven IPA or Belhaven Black feels like you’re part of an ancient Aberdonian tradition, going back to the original Amelia ‘Ma’ Cameron who took over the business in 1937 and back further to its days as a coaching inn. Here you can meet friends, make new ones or tuck into the pub-food classics like generations before you.

Brig O’Don

Whatever the occasion, you know you can count on The Brig O’Don. If it’s a special day and you need to impress the in-laws, or just want to grab a quick bite to eat with friends, the seasonal menu, friendly service and warm welcome you receive will make sure your visit is everything you need it to be. We’ve got two great offers – 2 for £9.99 is available all day every day and Sunday Roasts start from £7.99 with 2 courses from £9.99 and 3 courses from £11.99.  See our menu for details. The practical stuff: it’s always good to know the opening times…We are open 7 days a week from 9.30am untill 11pm with food served until 10pmBreakfast is served everyday from 9.30am

Northern Bar

They’ve been drinking here in this roomy and friendly community pub since 1839 and the tradition of good hospitality continues to this day. Attracting a broad cross-section of customers – students from the nearby halls, George Street locals, business people, families and football fans – The Northern Bar prides itself on making everyone welcome. Especially busy if there’s a home game at Pittodrie Stadium up the road, as well as on other big match nights thanks to the five televisions and two Sky boxes. It welcomes fans of all teams just as much as it welcomes the families who call in for the classic pub menu (kids can stay until 9pm).

Shepherd’s Rest

The Shepherd’s Rest is traditional yet delivers modern standards with the highest level of quality food allied with subtle yet attentive table service. We carefully source and deliver an extensive range of menus using fresh produce supplemented with seasonal specials, developed by our teams of local, highly trained chefs. We pride ourselves on great food which is lovingly prepared, a fantastic range of quality wines and cask ales, supplemented with a fantastic range of beers and spirits.


You get twice the enjoyment at The Granary in Elgin: not only the welcoming ground-floor space with its roomy mix of restaurant-style seating and comfy couches, but also the equally spacious upstairs area with a second bar, pool table, more restaurant space and dancefloor – complete with mirror ball. It means this long-standing Elgin favourite can cater for all tastes, from families eating during the day (kids welcome until 8pm) to locals calling in for a Belhaven Best, football fans watching the big matches in HD on one of its 12 televisions & big screen, and tourists from the local guesthouses. All are guaranteed a warm welcome.

Platform 8

If you need a bar that’s all things to all people, look no further than Platform 8. On a busy Saturday afternoon, you’re likely to find families enjoying the comfort-food classics, at the same time as groups of young women building up for a girls’ night out and treating themselves to a cocktail, at the same time as football fans enjoying a match on one of eight screens, at the same time as a tour party tempted in by the impressive whisky menu. Everyone is happy and the atmosphere is buzzing. From the Monday-night quiz to the live music at weekends, Platform 8 is a bar that pays dividends every time.

Grays Inn

Come and find a great welcome at the Grays Inn! Take advantage of the fantastic menu on offer or get stuck in to some live sport. It’s the perfect pub venue to find flame grilled steaks, burgers and great value. Located in the heart of Aberdeen, you are sure to receive a warm welcome from the minute you walk in. You’ll be greeted with a charismatic, friendly atmosphere and it won’t be long before the smell oozing from the kitchen makes you hungry. As part of the Greene King family, you can use your Pub Tokens voucher on any food and drink within The Grays Inn, so what are you waiting for?

Old Blackfriars

In the cobbled pedestrian area outside Old Blackfriars, they used to hold public executions. It was where people rose up with a cry of ‘Bon accord’ and saw the end of Aberdeen Castle in 1308. Over the road, the Tollbooth has been the site of civic administration since 1398. That’s why the moment you enter this atmospheric pub, it’s like stepping back in time. With its two levels, low-beamed ceiling and ecclesiastical fittings such as stained glass and church pews, it makes you feel as if you’re sitting alongside several centuries of drinkers. Loved by locals, families, shoppers, real ale drinkers, tourists and, allegedly a ghost or two, Old Blackfriars is a must-see destination – and then a must-see-some-more.


They keep ’em busy all day at this roomy city-centre pub built as the name suggests, on the site of an auctioneers (and before that, a church). From the regulars calling in for breakfast to the upbeat weekend revellers dancing till late, this is a bar that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re enjoying your Belhaven Extra Cold over a meal, joining your mates to watch LIVE SPORT on one of the 12 television screens or meeting a fellow shopper for an afternoon coffee, The Auctioneer’s will make you feel at home.

The Old School House

They still get the odd customer who remembers being at school in this imposing granite building in one of the liveliest quarters of town – if only all educational establishments could be as a happy and welcoming as The Old School House is today. Popular with a broad cross-section from mothers with children (inside only) to students, football fans and people drawn to the beer garden at the front, it is a large bar full of intimate spaces. Whether you settle in the geography, maths, science or English sections (identified by the framed photos, maps and illustrations on the walls), you’ll leave having learned how to have a good time in bright-eyed company.