This Wetherspoons pub is in one of many monumental granite buildings in central Aberdeen designed by local architect Archibald Simpson and is the former local headquarters of Clydesdale Bank. It has a pillared entrance overlooked for more than 180 years by a sculpture of Ceres. The building retains many original architectural features, the main room being a high-ceilinged central hall with additional seating areas to the side of the main room.
The long bar features up to 12 handpumps offering a variety of beers, frequently from Scottish breweries. There is a narrow outside drinking area on the pavement on Union Street corner. CAMRA members can obtain 50p discount per pint on production of vouchers received as part of your membership.
5 Castle Street