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 Selected Comments in Stirling/Clackmannan

Robert by his own admisson was rather shy and withdrawn but since becoming Gloria what a difference
outgoing the pub is packed most weekends with live music even attracting people as far as Dundee
love this place whata transformation all round.
Saturday, April 28, 2018Rating: rosettes

Gypsy Joker
 Fun Fun Fun
Biker 🚴‍♀️ Pub with lots going on
The Satan Slaves M C are always doing Charity things for local charities
Come along and be part of the fun .
Saturday, April 28, 2018Rating: rosettes

 Best Pint In The Town
This is a local proper family run pub (who have had it for just over 16 years so they must be doing something right) with amazing staff who are eager to serve you,the place is very clean and welcoming and there is always some sort of sport on the 3 televisions either football,racing uk or at the races.They sell the best pint in the town and have a brilliant range of gins and top end vodkas at reasonable prices as well as really good prices on regular spirits oh and they also do a house vodka or whisky for only £1.35 and if you double up on any spirit you get a free draught mixer,what more could you want !!!! PS. a little note to the person who visited in 2007,go back now, the toilets got refurbished a few years ago and are now probably the cleanest toilets of any other pubs in stirling and if you want to see the penguin he's in the wallace at causewayhead !!!!!!
Thursday, December 29, 2016Rating: rosettes

John B
 Miserable Barmaids
On first look it like a Traditional old pub with a large selection of mainstream beers . The Bar staff seriously let this place down. One In particular a more elderly Barmaid called Christine. She is the rudest and unwelcoming person that I have ever had the displeasure to be served by. I wont be back if thats the standard of service.
Monday, March 23, 2015Rating: No rosettes

The manager is very rude in which she actually shouted at me also in my face called me stupid and that i had a screw loose because of a glass of water she wears unapropriate foot wear behind the bar also there has been customers under the age of 18 getting served alchohol the atmosphere is diar and i genuanlly wouldnt step foot back in the place as the manager shouted in my face infront of a full bar of people etc very poor customer service.
Thursday, March 12, 2015Rating: No rosettes

 Shocking treatment
Whent in at lunchtime to get somefood and was trated shockngley as lady behined the bar was very nastey . got the wrong plate for starters my friend whent to coplaneto wich she got a mothful shouting and swaring and sid she wouldent miss are custom think this is a totalout range
Thursday, March 12, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Myself and my friends used to be regular goers to pennies for lunch and a game of pool but the women that works behind the bar that claims to be a manager is extremely rude and unprofessional.
First of all she wears her slippers to work which is not proper work attire anywhere you go, allows people under the age of 18 to purchase alcohol, she ignores customers while behind the bar, gets orders wrong and speaks to customers atrociously.
She has had an attitude with myself and other customers on numerous occasions but today she has lost some loyal customers as to start with she handed my friend the wrong order, my friend said excuse me, I ordered something different in a polite manner and she replied by shouting well someone ordered it! and when my other friend claimed it as her own she slammed the plate down in front of her.
Then when myself and another one of my friends was playing pool and she sat her glass of water down on the side of the pool table, she shouted across the bar EH DON'T PUT THAT THERE! in front of all the other customers, embarrassing us.
Obviously I wasn't having her speak to us like that so when we got up to leave I went to the bar and asked for the manager, she said it was herself and I went on to say Well your customer service is horrendous, the way you've spoken to us today is atrocious and you've lost some customers and when I went to leave she tried to say I haven't said anything to you! bringing attention to herself to which I replied but the way you've spoken to my friends was not on and you shouldn't be wearing your slippers in the workplace, its very unprofessional then as we were leaving the building she came after us shouting that you should all have common sense! and that I was a bitch with a big mouth also telling us all to fuck off there was no need for this behaviour and I hope the place closes down.
Thursday, March 12, 2015Rating: No rosettes

 Best pub in scotland
Monday, December 9, 2013Rating: rosettes

Jason Reeves
 Great Place
Every two years approx 14 of us from the Rhondda Valleys, South Wales visit Stirling for the Scotland Vs Wales game. We spend 4 days there, and spend most of this time in the Linden Inn. The food is great quality British food and the beers are great. The staff and locals are all friendly and we have a great welcome and a laugh everytime.
A great place
Tuesday, March 12, 2013Rating: rosettes

Saz Gray
Good Food friendly staff great prices clean and excellent entertainment ! Overall one of the best pubs in Stirling !!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

 hold your nose
sorry but no way would i go back there it smelt.
Monday, September 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Gavin Murdoch
The finest place we visited in Sterling. they had Scottish Folk Music night on our Friday visit on August 3rd, 2012. I knew not a soul when I went in but walked out with some great friends The musicians were great. The locals were all welcoming and the brew wonderful. I'd recommend it to all who visit.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

jimmy deery
 In short
A shithole.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Abie Sea
An overpriced local pub, it's dead most nights. The manager is always pissed and dresses like a tramp. He sleeps up the stairs and I don't think there is a shower or he washes very often. The toilets are stinking and they don't serve fresh food only microwaved reheats. It's too wee to swing a cat and the the back area ceiling looks like it's made of asbestos. The staff are very rude because they're all underpaid and have to work really long hours. The fruit machine never pays out, its a rigged one from the shows. The condom maching sells faulty condoms that are full of holes. There are mice in the cellar and rats in the bar. They always short change you so check your change. They sell out of date bar snacks which contain animal excrement. The floor is tiled which is sore on your ankles. There is a lot of wood in the place but its fake. The lights are dangerous and the place needs rewired. The seats are not comfortable and old people have pissed on them.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

 Haunted ?????????????????????????????????
Nice mix of people with friendly localbar flys who well tell you old ghost stories.
Thursday, July 26, 2012Rating: rosettes

Petra in Tottenham
Full of drunken scotch people who can't even speak English.
Give it a miss unless you are retarded if so you will fit in well.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mrs James
ordered a meal
when it came it was cold my husband complained
the lady behind the bar
went mental with my husband who ended up in tears., will not be going back
Tuesday, July 3, 2012Rating: No rosettes

 Go back to Glasgow
The prat as Ruined a once vibrant pub.
Thursday, May 31, 2012Rating: No rosettes

 My local and I love it!
This is a great pub with a welcome-one welcome-all aesthetic from bar staff BJ and Lesley (amongst other lovely bar staff) and owner John. Highlights of every week are the folk session on wednesday evening and the pub quiz compered by Europa Ewan on sunday. John also supports local musicians, including Will Bell who performs there frequently and guarantees a fun night - drunken dancing optional, heckling preferred.

I'm a 24 year old student, me and my mates have been frequenting this place pretty much since the new owners took it over. Great choice of single malts, bottled stuff, and cask ales on rotation - at least 2, usually 3.
Saturday, December 31, 2011Rating: rosettes

George Kennan's Cock
I can confirm the jobby was George Keenan's. I decided to grass him off as he used to play with me but not any more. He prefers to play with his anus instead.
Thursday, December 29, 2011Rating: rosettes

Casey Ryeback
 Half the pub for double the money
Halfway between hell and purgatory, home of lost souls, waifs and strays. (I hear you can get a good deal on knocked off B & Q and Homebase stuff.) This used to be frequented by folk going to the Stirling Albion game but recent lack of performance on the park is matched by expensive prices in here off the park. The best thing about this pub is the 'Home Cook' next door and the fact that it's so far away from where I live.
Friday, November 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

Al B Back
 Change For Name's Sake
To update the scenario, Mark is still the manager and up for a lifetime achievement award. But the pub is no longer known as 'O'Neills'. In late 2010 it was bought by Belhaven and they changed the name to 'Niall's' (cheapskates). It then had another name change in 2011 when it changed its name to 'Molly Malones'. (I don't think Mark had been paying the bills.) You can still find Ged 'Dreary' Deery in here and Stevie 'Brieve' Hughes so who said change was necessarily a bad thing?
Friday, November 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

Randy & Hope from Nevada
 Fake Pub Warning
What a con this pub is. It turns out that Rob Roy never ever drank in here. I was invited in by a man out on the street smoking who charged me 50 bucks. He promised me a 'truly Scottish experience' and a night to remember. Well he was right there anyway.
Friday, November 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

Gillian McKeith
 Big Jobby In Toilet
I just had a disgusting experience in this pub. I went to the cubicle to answer the call of nature and there was a big jobby in the toilet pan. Not only was it rather large in circumference but it was very dark brown which indicates this was deposited by someone with a poor diet. There are a few locals who spring to mind but too many to point the finger. There was also the distinct smell of urine so I guess this is not a very sanitary place. Talking of sanitary I wonder how George Keenan is getting on? I wonder if he was in that night and what he had ate that day? Don't worry I will track the culprit down because I put the jobby in my pocket to have it analysed. Unfortunately though that was also the night I lifted the wrong jacket. What a bummer!
Friday, November 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

davy broon
 mary white ... talking sh ... keech
Its the Torbrex Inn because it's 'Inn' Torbrex. Get it. An Inn 'in' Torbrex. How can Mary White (talking shite) say that the food is great? Last time I ate in here in 1982 I was served a piece of steak which was supposed to be well done but it came out medium. What kind of place do you call that? The last straw though was I went back in 1987 and asked for dry white wine and it came back a medium dry. Never again!
Friday, November 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

davy broon
 mary white ... talking shite
Its the Torbrex Inn because it's 'Inn' Torbrex. Get it. An Inn 'in' Torbrex. How can Mary White (talking shite) say that the food is great? Last time I ate in here in 1982 I was served a piece of steak which was supposed to be well done but it came out medium. What kind of place do you call that? The last straw though was I went back in 1987 and asked for dry white wine and it came back a medium dry. Never again!
Friday, November 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

The Real William Wallace
 The Wendy Wallace?
This pub has got better recently. Robert has been doing less shifts. It has also transpired that he has been actively living as a pre-op transexual barmaid called 'Gloria' although he claims this to be untrue. However upon further inspection a barmaid called 'Gloria' has recently started working in the pub, is doing all the shifts that are available and still has 'her' first pay packet from when 'she' worked for a local Italians nearby. I have my suspicions though.
Friday, November 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

Stevie Wonder
 Cow Pie Anyone?
Recently the lovely manageress has left for pastures fresh and new (across the road). She has been replaced by a new guy from Glasgow know as 'Desperate Dan' but the locals call him 'Jim' as in 'Hey Jim!'. Jim doesn't know it yet but he suffers from cataracts. This is evident by the way he shies away from bright light. There is also a rumour going about that he may be a vampire but that's just plain silly as we all know vampires live in Transylvania not the Gorbals. I have heard he has taken steak off the menu and is doing a 2 for 1 on Bloody Marys but that just conjecture so my money is still on the cateract theory. Anyway this is a great pub as long as you remember to bring a torch and there are special offers on for all RNIB members. I suppose this is also the only pub you can truly get 'blind' drunk?
Friday, November 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

Mr Diddly Squat
 Phoenix Rising
After its demise as the 'Crown Inn' in the hands of a failed local businessman it turned into a 'Pizza Express' and latterly a Mexican restaurant called 'Pancho Villas'. However this place has lain empty for the last few years as both of these ventures failed as well. Many locals believe that was as a result of a curse put on it by one of the deceased former patrons. The good news though is that it is to reopen quite soon as a 'Hogshead' pub which is quite strange because there used to be a 'Hogshead' pub at No. 2 Baker Street but that turned into No. 2 Baker Street. At least in its latest recreation the entrance will be on King Street rather than in the Crawford Arcade. This will ensure than any undesireable customers can be ejected onto a busy thoroughfare rather than into the shadows of the Crawford Arcade which will please the cup cake seller as its hard enough making a living selling over inflated fairy cakes as it is.
Friday, November 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

Mr Bo Jangles
 Val Does A No. 2
This pub has recently been taken over by Val Mills aka 'the hostess with the mostest'. Val is a real pleasure behind the bar as she has a warm and friendly personality and makes all customers feel extremely welcome. With a good mix of all ages this is the busiest pub in town and offers a varied selection of live entertainment most weekends. So why not pay a visit where Val and her team will make sure your pint is always full.
Friday, November 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

 Great for parties!
Im from Falkirk but was out for a party recently! Great night, great staff, brill resident dj Gary! Would recommend to anyone! Fab!
Friday, July 1, 2011Rating: rosettes

heard it had traditional acoustic music a while back but electric bass spoiled it with the pedestrian boom boom
time to advertise acoustic session only no portable amps - enough electric music in pop!
Monday, May 16, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Diamond Geezer
 New fight night starts
Big fight in there at New Year. Not going back. Crazy place full of crazy people.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011Rating: No rosettes

grace wilson
 food glorius food
dont know where the other ppl has been eatin but its not the cally me and my lassie r in there all the time and only once have we had something wrong but that was an old chef that was in best soup in the worldddd mmmmmmmmc ream of chicken lush and staff r more than freindly go to behind the wall pay a rocket for ur dinner and staff r that far up each others bum they canny serve u right
Monday, August 23, 2010Rating: No rosettes

The Brightons Inn is a super small local boozer that becomes a Rockin Roadhouse at the weekends. Some great bands young and old, well worth a visit . Its a 5 minute walk from polmont train station. The sleepy village of brightons and the locals make this a great warm and friendly atmosphere with fantastic live bands.
Sunday, August 15, 2010Rating: rosettes

any 1 who has anything negative to say about the settle inn all aye can say is you,ve never stayed in it long enuf.the people that have just taken over the pub john and andrew are second to none.you are always made feel welcome if you are in for a banter that you,ll get,or even if your in for a wee quiet drink you please yourselfs great landlords keep up the good work.
Friday, July 16, 2010Rating: rosettes

any 1 who has anything negative to say about the settle inn all aye can say is you,ve never stayed in it long enuf.the people that have just taken over the pub john and andrew are second to none.you are always made feel welcome if you are in for a banter that you,ll get,or even if your in for a wee quiet drink you please yourselfs great landlords keep up the good work.
Friday, July 16, 2010Rating: rosettes

Gok Wan
 It's all about the confidence ...
Peater has maybe got the Settle mixed up with Whistlebinkies. I was the Settle last week and there was no tip jar. Even if there was - so what! You are under no obligation to put anything in a tip jar. Tip jars are for appreciation of good service and are fairly common. Maybe Peater doesn't get out too much? After all who visits a pub then goes home and posts derogatory comments about a tip jar. Sad git. I suspect though that Peater is associated in some way formerly with
either of these two pubs and rather pathetically chooses to air his bile on here. Good luck to the new owner.
Thursday, July 15, 2010Rating: rosettes

 New Management
Peater - I a barmaid at Settle Inn and we do not have a tip jar on the bar!
And as we have just took over the refurbishments are on going. We aim to restore Settle to the great wee local pub it should be.
Please feel free to visit us again in the future and give us your opinion then...if your still dissapointed then there will be a free pint in it for you.
Thursday, July 15, 2010Rating: No rosettes

peater metcalf
 i wont be back
we come to stirling on holiday ever year for past few years .. went in to settle inn last week my god what a dump? person working had a tip box so when you bye a drink as you pay for it you give money to tip box??? what a change since last year pub was clean a frindly and there was people in it to talk to any way thanks but no thanks we wont be back in settle next time we in stirling ....
Wednesday, July 14, 2010Rating: No rosettes

The Tavern has been taken over by Local Management and are determined to make this place into the centre of the village.
The management had an open day as introduction themseles to the public.
It start around 4p.m. with a free BBQ, and then as it progressed into the evening there was entertainment and a disco - karaoke.
Ther is a good mix of people Use
the tavern and the management are trying to bring it back to what it used to be great pub
The new owner have started using the kitchen again to do snacks at the weekend.
Hopefully this will lead to them doing meals again?

Monday, July 12, 2010Rating: rosettes

The Tavern has been taken over by Local MAnagement and are determined to make this place into the centre of the village.
The management had an opren day as introduction themseles to the public.
It start around 4p.m. with a free BBQ, and then as it progressed into the evening there was entertainment and a disco - karaoke.
Ther is a good mix of people Use
the tavern and the management are trying to bring it back to what it used to be great pub
The new owner have started using the kitchen again to do snacks at the weekend.
Hopefully this will lead to them doing meals again?

Monday, July 12, 2010Rating: rosettes

Stirling Tourism Board
 Business As Usual
As of last week there's a new owner and it's business as usual. A lot of the regulars have returned and BJ is back behind the bar. The best and oldest pub in Stirling is back!!!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010Rating: rosettes

Beer Garden + great menu + cheap prices + fun atmosphere + friendly staff = my fave pub in Stirling area....
I happily go here for lunch with work colleagues, hang out with old uni mates and even take Mum/Dad/Bro when they visit
Friday, June 25, 2010Rating: rosettes

 great pub
Tuesday, June 15, 2010Rating: rosettes

i have to disagree with the previous comment. i felt te food to be of a great quality. i too had the steak pie and felt the meat to be very tasty and tender. as for the veg...perfect. As for the service, this was friendly and helpful. i go to the coppertop every thursday night and look forward to it.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010Rating: rosettes

stewart gray
 not up to standard
the food wis stinkin hardly any meat in the steak pie tryed to make the plate with gravy the fish was on the turn a think the chef should get shot
Monday, May 24, 2010Rating: No rosettes

suzanne findlay
 not good
was in for lunch on 18/05/2010 and the food was disgusting potatoes were hard chips were brown and the salad was not washed complained but got nowhere ill avoid this place in future
Tuesday, May 18, 2010Rating: No rosettes

jim carmicheal
was at porters bar on saturday for bar lunch it was brill brand new menu fix sitting renewed nice new carpet new staff then went in at night for a sing song great night out going again this week with my wife lol
Tuesday, May 11, 2010Rating: rosettes

Sunday, April 18, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Liam O;Brien
Just come back from Stirling yesterday and am missing the Settle Inn already lovely people in bar.Barmaid had the most pleasent manner thanks for everything Rehianna.
Thursday, February 25, 2010Rating: rosettes

Rose Green
 Dirty Dirty Dirty
Was at Porters for a bar lunch and was shocked at how dirty the place was. The lack of basic hygiene and cleanliness is shocking. I was ill after eating a burger and will never be back. The staff were rude and dirty looking, Be warned about this place. Go at your own risk.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Claire Taylor
Have been here loads of times and find the review that it wasnt good very stange, large menu, great sizes of portions and excellent dessert menu!
good service and good prices!!
Friday, February 12, 2010Rating: rosettes

Frank Store
 Very good
we have just came back from here,and we had a good time,i would give it a 5.check it out
Monday, October 12, 2009Rating: rosettes

Willie McPherson
 Why Settle for anything else?
Best pub in the area with great prices and a friendly welcome. Declan really knows how to run a good shop. There are real ales on here all the time, live music for Homecoming 2009, friendly warm atmosphere. A highly recommended student friendly pub. It's also the oldest alehouse in Stirling and is reputed to be haunted. Wooooo!!!!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009Rating: rosettes

Thursday, October 1, 2009Rating: No rosettes

A. Punter
Am enjoying the Settle much more since the new people took over in the Spring. Declan and his staff are efficient, friendly and chatty, which is a 100% improvement on the old gang. Think they are suffering by admitting some previously barred bampots - I don't go in if I have to fight my way through drunken morons hanging round the front door smoking.
Thursday, September 24, 2009Rating: rosettes

declan dufficy
 settle inn firest ever real ale festival
hello everone did ye know that the settle inn is having its first ever REAL ALE FESTIVAL fri 2nd-sun 4th oct 2009 featuring a selction of the finest scottish CASK ALES LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY and SATURDAY GREAT WEEKEND IN STOR FOR EVERONE............
Thursday, September 24, 2009Rating: rosettes

d dufficy
 whats on
hello everone playing sat 29th as part of home comming scotland is norman makay and friends so come along and enjoy a good night of folk and craic...........
Wednesday, August 26, 2009Rating: rosettes

 Settle Inn
Bob – Maybe I got over my point a bit wrong here, my comments were directed over the Management over past few years, hence when you look at the post over that period of time the majority of the comments or not great – Do you agree Bob? The current management could well deliver a great pub that we deserve, however, the Settle is my closest pub, and I want to spend the few quid I have left there after paying my bills there, however, some patrons are not the friendliest, and your comments “We know where you live, and get your house in order” does not help the Owners endeavours at all!! However, I was there for an hour last Friday night and had a great time and it was good to see the place with a buzz again – however, it will never live up to its full potential if the have abrasive punters blocking the door and screaming on the internet emotionally. No tenner bob, but I thought you knew me??
Monday, August 24, 2009Rating: rosettes

chris scott
pennies has great staff ,facilities and is due to be took over in the food department by a well knlwn local chef .if you fancy a pint a game of pool and great affordable food visit us soon we are a short walk from kalkirk stadium so if your team is playing the bairns please pop in you will love it
Friday, August 21, 2009Rating: rosettes

chris scott
 best food drink and entertainment in falkirk
Friday, August 21, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Friday, August 21, 2009Rating: No rosettes

derek ross
it says they use fresh local produce ,rubbish for a start if you knew what you were getting you would run a mile to the hospital,the new owners are sour faced and the brother who thinks he is a chef and who quite clearly IS NOT,cheap and nasty thats what i would say
Tuesday, August 18, 2009Rating: No rosettes

 Lovely Pub - Shame on a Few Idiots
My wife and I, visited the Settle Inn for the first time on the evening of Sunday 9th August whilst on holiday, and we noted your customer comments on the notice board (with interest) via this website and would advise as follows:

After entering this lovely looking pub, we ordered drinks and were advised that the ice as the machine broke, (on a warm night - you would think they bar staff would visit a local supermarket to get some ice!!); so we took our warm drinks and sat in the rear tunnel, which was lovely but very humid / warm. The males who sat next to us, started a jovial tirade amongst themselves, topics included anti-polish put-downs and sectarianism (sadly this is a Scottish problem), my wife asked these men, quietly and politely to tone down these comments (my wife is a non practising catholic) when she was told to F*$3 off, then they started to laugh! Then the youngest one (late 20’s) broke wind and started to snigger. Our stomach sank.

We did not finish our hot drinks and just left.

Noting the comments below, it does seem this lovely traditional pub is being shamed by some of its patrons. If the owners can knock that on the head and get some ice, this could be a truly great pub, it's got everything else going for it.

Sectarianism, no ice, and my wife being told to F*$3 off! And noting the comments below “We Know Who You Are” and “Arse…” do nothing for this old pub. These actions and terms do not do anything to invite the public to go for a night out or for the occasional drink.

All the best to the new management and staff (you will need it) - Sort the above out and you are on to a winner!
Friday, August 14, 2009Rating: rosettes

declan dufficy
 playing tonight in settle inn
hi everyone playing tonight in settle inn from 9 pm black velvet hope to see ye all there at the settle inn tonight ..........d dufficy...
Saturday, August 8, 2009Rating: rosettes

Peter... when you posted that figure there were 13 posts since the new management took over. 2 are clearly about the wrong Pub, and apart from the 3 that you have posted there is only 1 that is not complementary... where do you get your figures from???
Also how do I collect my tenner???
Saturday, August 8, 2009Rating: rosettes

You seem to spend a lot of time ther Peter... Strange for someone who does dot appear to like the place????
Saturday, August 8, 2009Rating: No rosettes

 settle inn
was in pub last night for a few pints it was very cosy and barman wasvery nice and very very helpfull to us great pub and will be back
Friday, August 7, 2009Rating: rosettes

 Silly old Bob
Peter Bob
You have just proved what I and 80% of the comments detailed below have said all along, its unfriendly - that's why the oldest pub is empty every night. I bet anyone a tenner that at most ,only 10 punters will fill the Settle tonight (Friday).

Same old, same old Settle..... Bob (don't even know you) but you do lack inteligence.

I visted the pub on Wednesday - 2 people were in!!

Can't argue with the staying away punters!
Friday, August 7, 2009Rating: No rosettes

declan dufficy
 forthcoming events in settle inn
hello everone just a short note on forthcoming events in the settle inn.... playing sat 8 th aug black velvet..... sat 15 th as part of homecoming scotland traditional folk music from 9 pm.....sat 22nd murphy's law playing 9pm ......... watch this space for more events in sep in stirlings oldest pub the settle inn look forward to seeing you all ....... declan dufficy licensee
Thursday, August 6, 2009Rating: rosettes

Bob Again
We Know who you are...
its really not that difficult to figure out . your time would be better spent getting your own house in order... ***hole
Thursday, August 6, 2009Rating: rosettes

Bob Intheknow
 Sunday Mail
The Sunday Mail mirror was stolen by the disgruntled previos owner
Wednesday, August 5, 2009Rating: rosettes

 Wrong Ms Brown
The pub has went down hill, after my statement on Wednesday, I returned that evening (the pub was almost empty), returned Friday and then yesterday as I live 2 minute walk away from it, the old place is almost vacant, two males sitting at the bar swearing, being degrotary about 1 female sitting next to her partner(I assume). I REPEAT, ask the management , locals, students, visitors if the Settle is the Best Bar in Scotland (THE ANSWERE WILL BE A RE-SOUNDING NO!!) The answere is in there actions to remove the Sunday Mail Pub of The Year of Award. The management got intimated by it, so removed it! sad and stupid - I might even right to the Sunday Mail to advise of this sorry decline of a once fine bar.
Monday, July 27, 2009Rating: No rosettes

helen brown.
we have visited the settle inn every weekend since the it was taken ov er by new management and have found the atmosphere to be like it used to be before the previous owners had it. the bar staff are excelllent and as it is a family owned pub the owners r doing a good job in trying to bring the pub back to what it used to be. at least now u can go into the pub and relax knowing that the pub is being run the way it should be. we would like to say to them to keep up the good work they are doing and ignore the comments from people that have no idea what they r talking about and have obviously not visited the pub in the last four months.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009Rating: rosettes

 Bring back Ms Valantine
I refer to my comment detailed the 12th Dec 05, and now under the current management, I regret to retract my statement. the settle is in a poor state, its aggressive, intimadating and no fun. The removal of the sunday mail 2007 best bar award is spit in the face of all locals. Down with the current management and back with the great Ms Valantine. Used be the best pub in Scotland - can the current managent and staff say that
Wednesday, July 22, 2009Rating: No rosettes

 Re: the guy below!
Your very wrong,he's got probably the three best pubs in Stirling. the Students do go in,i'm a student and me and all my friends go in there. In my opinion your just jealous that he's doing so well for himself and running the pub properly instead of arsing about with it like the last licensee did! I think you my dear should go back to bed and get your fact right before mouthing off about something you have no idea about!
Friday, July 17, 2009Rating: rosettes

Anthony St John Smythe
 They tried to make me go to rehab ...

This used to be a pub full of students, tourists and decent locals. What has changed since those days? A new manager has arrived and the fact that he also runs Stirling's worst pub (Claymore's) is the big clue. His arrival has resulted in all the students disappearing and the pub now being full of the odd tourist but mainly undesirable scumbags. Since taking over, Mr Dufficy's establishment has had many visits from the Police and the frequency of violent incidents has alarmed nearby residents. Such is the scale of the problem that they are now advertising for customers at local mass next door in St Mary's. On production of your holy communion certificate you will get a generous 20% discount and producing your birth certificate (with both parents named) will entitle you to a free pint. What next a loyalty card?
Friday, July 17, 2009Rating: rosettes

Mick Jackson
 Bill Jean is not my lover ...
And Be Careful Of What You Do 'Cause The Lie Becomes The Truth

Tuesday, July 7, 2009Rating: rosettes

To Bob from Canada,
To regards to the karioke in The Settle Inn , since we took over the pub on 20/04/09 there has never been karioke there are two pubs in the streeet you have obviously got your pubs mixed up.
As regards the other coment about the food the only food served here is crisps and nuts
Declan Dufficy Licensee
Sunday, July 5, 2009Rating: rosettes

Bob from Canada
 Seconds away ...
I was in last weekend looking for a wonderful Scottish pub. There was an awful karaoke was on with usual screaming asylum cases. A religious song was sung and noone batted an eyelid. Then a fight broke out. The Mounties arrived and took one guy away. The barman got punched in the mouth and had to go to hospital for treatment. The pub shut early. Not impressed!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Claus Tridium
 Food not good
Had meal in here last Wednesday evening and it was awful. Starter was cold and tough. Fish was overcooked and the bill was £53 for two people with two courses and one drink each. We won't be back.
Monday, June 29, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Jason McLennan, Mari McLennan
We popped into Porters Bar following a shopping expedition more by chance than design and were pleasantly surprised by the service and food on offer. Great value and well worth the price. Oniion Rings are a must and the home made steak pie doesnt have the usual hard chewy meat but the meat that is tender and tasty. Well worth a visit. We were told the Karaoke sing songs are legendary so we may pop in again.
Thursday, June 25, 2009Rating: rosettes

Lord Sugar of Amstrad
 What's in a name?
Behind the Wall, Ginger, Cambio, Varsity and now Cape. Can you spot the difference? No? Well the first three changed name due to different owners whilst the last two are the same owners. In a bid to increase sales during the credit crunch they decided to abandon the resident student clientelle and turn it into a themed wine bar. (Oh! ... and put the prices up). Yes after months of extensive research using complex demographics they decided on a South African wine bar. It was a close thing though - the Guatemalian refugee camp themed bar came a close second. Rumour has it the one that thought the idea up has been seconded to Alan Sugars ministry. Sweet!!!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

Eagle eyes
 Trade descriptions?
Not a bad pub but on my last few visits I noticed there were no actual falcons. I thought I had missed them on my first visit so I returned just in case. I'll no be back thoughas I've been back six more times and NOTHING!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

Wee man in a big pub
 Duke the prices?
It's no been called Dukes for over 10 years but don't let that fool you. They advertise murder/mystery nights so maybe this is part of their marketing strategy. Just joking. But I'm no joking about price. Stay away from the spirits and bottled beers. Stick to the pints or you will need to take your RBS bank manager with you on a night out. IMHO far too small to be considered a pub - more a licensed shoebox. Visiting the gents will give you a sore head and opening the toilet door will give everyone at the table across a peek at your appendage. Definitely avoid visiting this pub if you are claustraphobic.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

All E Kat
 New For Old
Ally the previous (and excellent) manager has now left (or was he pushed) and has moved on to pasteurs fresh and new. We now have a new manageress by way of the ex-Cape (Varsity) manageress. Some nice friendly bar staff are now in residence and the look is the same. (I wonder how long till someone suggests it's turned into a Japanese Saki bar?) Anyway not too bad a pub, the price of lager has come down but it's still is hard to get served when it's busy and when it's quiet don't expect the bar to stay open past 11:30pm. A good pub for those on a low budget or trying to give up the demon drink. (as long as you visit when it's really busy or when it's really quiet)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009Rating: rosettes

Graeme Muir
 Long gone
This pub ceased trading in the late 90's and was turned into a pizza restaurant. It then became a Mexican restaurant but is now closed. It was bought from Scottish &Newcastle in 1993 by James Ferguson - a local conman. Under his ownership it quickly declined into a poor state mostly because he catered for alcoholics, drug dealers and shop lifters. After a brief spell it was leased out before being sold to make way for a restaurant. Many locals still despise the fact that James Ferguson was responsible for buying a 100 year old pub and overseeing it's demise in a calculated and deliberate way.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009Rating: No rosettes

john Mcfarlane
 roll on april 20th
woohoo, that's brilliant news, the place deserves to be run properly again!
Saturday, April 11, 2009Rating: No rosettes

declan dufficy
hi there just to let you all know that the settle inn in stirlig will be taken over by new owners from 20th april 2009.so there is hope.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009Rating: No rosettes

A. Punter
What a waste of a brilliant pub. Hear that the brewery are booting them out, so maybe there's still hope for it.
Friday, April 3, 2009Rating: No rosettes

really dull place with really dull managers who don't know how to run a pub
Sunday, March 8, 2009Rating: No rosettes

 full of oafs
just got bak frm there and it was full of oafs, plus the guy bhind the bar was rude.
Sunday, March 1, 2009Rating: rosettes

 Thumbs Up
It's always been a great wee boozer and the food has always been basic but tasty and good value. It's just the kind of place you can pop into anytime and be comfy
Friday, February 20, 2009Rating: rosettes

laura sykes
it's a nice pub and some of the staff are ok but i would rather not give the owners the satisfactiohn of going back cos we were thrown out in an aggressive way when all they had to do was to politely ask us to leave. bit of a dampener to the nite tbh
Monday, February 16, 2009Rating: rosettes

 a wee dive
i'm glad someones said wot we all think. the manager is rude and scares everyone away. used to b a great pub, miss the old days. its real bad now :(
Monday, February 16, 2009Rating: No rosettes

John McFarlane
 comedy pub
...oh, and i heard that they paid for the Pub of the Year title, which is pretty funny.
Friday, February 13, 2009Rating: No rosettes

John McFarlane
 To Mr. Pringle
How hilarious! Did the owners pay you with a free pint to say all that?? They must be worried! However if they were truly worried then they would hire some staff that don't look like they've got shares in the local prisons. As for the pub not having fights inside, i'v seen the owners kicking off many a time. And if they treat their locals well then why do i know a few who have been barred for simply disagreeing with them over personal matters. and if you assume that i like pubs with fights and drunks inside then surely i would attend the settle inn? it used to be a busy, wee realxed place under the previous owners, yet the miserable bitchiness of the current owners is the reason for the lack of customers in there now. they treat their customers and staff like cr~p. They can get as many people as they want to put good comments up online but its not goin to change the opinions of everyone.
Friday, February 13, 2009Rating: No rosettes

John McFarlane
 horrible staff
Horrible atmosphere complimented by horrible staff. The miserable blonde barmaid was enough to make me wonder why i had gone in as she seemed to have no interest in serving anyone and stood yapping with her fella the whole time i was patiently waiting to get served. Full of idiots and a crap atmosphere. I doubt they will be open come the summer if they treat customers so poorly.
Thursday, February 12, 2009Rating: No rosettes

George Keenan
Hi Eileadh McKenna, it's the clown magician here. I'm glad you at least found my teeth funny. I am sorry if I used choice language.in front of you. Maybe that's just the way I speak to people who are a bit stuck up. I will be happy to replace the half pint you say I made you spill. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do if you are a half wit.Don't worry, I will never ask you to hold my ring again.
Thursday, February 12, 2009Rating: rosettes

George Keenan
 Magician Magician
Thursday, February 12, 2009Rating: rosettes

Jimmy Smart
 Save the whale
Annaluseanaa whatever your name is. Sounds like you have the culinary taste of an amoeba, the stomach of an ox and are both blind and deaf. What did your guide dog think of the dog food you were eating? Was it no a wee but confused?
Monday, February 2, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Eileadh McKenna
 Freak show
Who is the clown pretending to be a magician? A guy with glasses and funny teeth came up to me and asked me to hold his ring. He then made me spill half my pint and mouthed obscenities at me for complaining.
Monday, February 2, 2009Rating: rosettes

G. McAllister
 Settle down!
With regard to the comments from 'firefly needs his ass kicked'. At least the original firefly poster could think of a name to call themselves whereas you couldn't be bothered to think of one, just bastardising his. Also he gave the pub five rosettes which is the best so far from an independant reviewer. I suspect you are a member of the settle pubs bar staff and dislike comments which don't brown nose your pub. If people are dissing your pub maybe you should ask yourself why?
Monday, February 2, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Sandy McKay
 Wanted bar staff. Apply within.
The bar staff let this pub down. They are dour and miserable by nature, have little personality and lack the basic skills necessary to run a bar in these tough economic times. It is supposed to be a family run pub except that family is - The Munsters!
Monday, February 2, 2009Rating: rosettes

ryan's pal
i fully agree with ryan- we had a sh*t evening, the staff all need 2 be fired they were so unpleasant- they looked pretty unpleasant too :)
i was in last week and was pretty offended when i left cos of some idiot at the bar who really should hav been thrown out, but the manager just stood there and did nothing. i thought that was a one off but obviously not. im never going in there again
Thursday, January 22, 2009Rating: No rosettes

 a shame of a pub
i went to the settle for the first time in 2 years due to being abroad and am so disappointed at how awful a place it has become. a few years ago this was by far the best pub in the area and i made a point of revisiting the place, only to be disappointed and shamed that i'd given them my cash. apparently the place has new owners, who worryingly own the newly reopened whistlebinkys. i think i met the owners in the pub when i was getting served as they were moaning about staff. which is unprofessional to say the least. yet, the miserable girl behind the bar could have been the owner. the person below is right, atmosphere is really bad. not one smile in the place. i'm well sad that this pubs gone to ruin and turned into a classless miserable crap venue
Thursday, January 22, 2009Rating: No rosettes

ben m
 worst atmosphere ever
the barman was RUDE AND OBNOXIOUS and the girl working with him looked like she'd been dragged out of a morgue. atmosphere was horrid and im wishin id saved my money and stayed in.
Monday, January 19, 2009Rating: rosettes

Annaliselena Hiebert
 Great value food , fun night out
I came across this family run bar when I was over from Canada to visit my boyfriend. The food was wholesome, tasty and great value. Having been to some restaurants in the north of the country my faith in value for money scottish cuisine was restored here. The recently appointed new owners were in the process of giving the bar a much needed make over. We returned later and my boyfriend entertained me with a rousing rendition of 'Why does it always rain on me' It was a very enjoyable day for me and the staff were very helpful throughout the day.
Friday, January 16, 2009Rating: rosettes

mary white
just home from torbrex inn had meal there must say very very good food very cosy pub its a lovely village pub will be back great great food thank you see ye soon.....
Saturday, January 3, 2009Rating: rosettes

john ryan
lovely pub had dinner in torbrex inn today i must say that it was the best food i haven eaten in a long long time very well done will be back thank you
Saturday, January 3, 2009Rating: rosettes

aggrivated former customer
 inadequate staff
as a former regular customer of drouthys neebors stirling, i have to completely disagree with the previous statement left by 'J weatherspoon' ?!?!
the establishment has taken a severe nosedive over the past few years. in my opinion i dont see any signs of improvement brought in by new management. if anything, the pub has lost its good atmosphere and the interior appears to be more tacky than before with over the top use of tartan and mind numbing bagpipe music blaring throughout the day.
as for the food... it was never great but at least the old staff could take an order correctly.
On my last and final visit, having seen no sign of the simple main course of stovies id ordered half an hour before, i asked at the bar to find that 1 member of staff couldnt tell me what was going on and the other had forgotten to put the order in.
10 minutes later, my meal arrived with the staff member making no effort whatsover to apologise, but commenting that she hadnt been in the job long.
this leads me to conclude that new staff have made no overall difference to the pub. if anything - service has became worse!
Thursday, December 25, 2008Rating: No rosettes

firefly needs his ass kicked
i feel so at home here, this has to be the best pub in stirling- 'george' the barman is one in a million and seems to have a fan club. along with a gorgeous barmaid to take your mind off your worries, with a really funny and friendly american barmaid to have a chat with if you are on your own! the pub quiz is great and plenty of students go along to try to win a crate of beer
Sunday, November 2, 2008Rating: rosettes

J Weatherspoon
 Better than before ... or is it?
The last few comments have been pretty scathing but I feel (for the time being anyway) that this pub is on the up.

Gone are most of the old bar staff who were pretty useless and in are several new bar members who seem to actually know what they are doing in terms of customer service.

There is a new manager as well (going by the name of Ally) who seems to be doing a grand job. He's a lot more professional and he seems to actually be able to run a pub.

There is a new exterior paint job which promotes the bar as a traditional Scottish ale house (whatever that is). Inside too there are quirky pictures to remind us that we are in one of Scotland's most historic cities.

There is a quiz on a Wednesday night with a £25 bar tab as 1st prize. There was a good crowd in when I was there, very friendly. On a Friday and Saturday night they advertise traditional Scottish music which I have not sampled yet but will give it a visit. I'm not too sure about that one though.

On the whole well worth a visit for some food and a few beers in pleasant surroundings.

Please note BELHAVEN I am watching this pub and any decline in the current standards will be reported back here.
Thursday, October 9, 2008Rating: rosettes

pat brown
its brill that its back to the best sing song in stirling on fri and sat nite i went in for some food and iot was great and very much value for money
Wednesday, August 6, 2008Rating: rosettes

The Cross keys used to be a good wee pub. However, now you are guranteed trouble on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday and evenings during the week. Usually groups of drunks hang about outside the door, shouting swearing, arguing and fighting. Previously they had bouncers to sort out the trouble but they seem to have vanished and now it is a free for all. The police vist the establishment regularly to lift people. I would also avoid it when there are live football matches on tv.
Monday, August 4, 2008Rating: No rosettes

 Fantastic atmosphere
This is one top pub,karaoke with a difference on a friday,this lady plays party games etc,prizes great music and up to date karaoke songs.The staff are all pleasant and will go out their way to make sure you have a great night.Hall is free of charge for your venues.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008Rating: rosettes

Rht. Hon. Farquar Watson MP
 Full of drunks
I visited this establishment on a Monday evening to partake in a light refreshment and discovered that this particular ale house was frequented by patrons who were falling off their stools. Yes everybody was drunk. I have sent them a leaflet reminding them of their responsibilities under the Licensing Scotland Act but I will be taking the matter up with the local licensing board at the next meeting.
Friday, July 25, 2008Rating: rosettes

john sneddon
since porters where taken over at end of june the place is great for food and friday and saturday nights are brill they have got rid of the old dated staff and have know got nice staff and the place is getting done up great i was singing on saturday night
Monday, July 21, 2008Rating: rosettes

 Top Pub!!
A small pub that at weekends turns from a quiiet local to a boucing live music venue. The localsd make the place what it is.....Falkirks best kept secret. Bands such as R4 and Lt Stardust can be seen there on a regular basis and having spoken to both bands they class The Brightons Inn as one of their favourite venues.
Monday, July 21, 2008Rating: rosettes

Rockhard Coleslaw
 Like a virgin ...
Friendly wee pub. Wee Laura the Managing Director who works behind the bar (in between flying to Milan and Rio de Janeiro - she's a PA in her spare time you know) told me that she had been approached by Richard Branson to start a cosmetics business but she had to refuse as she didn't want associated with the name Virgin. I had a meal in here and ended up with the skitters which is better than the last time when I had to have my stomach pumped out. The chef in the kitchen was picking her nose and eating it (I suppose they're used to tasting anything meaty!)
Friday, June 27, 2008Rating: rosettes

George Pollock
 Pish & Chips?
Full of old grannies and the smell of pish.
Friday, June 27, 2008Rating: rosettes

Tim the Tim
 A shite hole
This pub should be renamed 'The Robert Ferguson No 1 Loyal Son of King Billy Bar'. The owner is a wee fearty. I ordered a beer and told him my name was Tim and he barred me. He said that they did not serve Tim's in his pub. There were two henchmen next to me one with a Kalashnakov and the other with an Ouzie 9 mm. I decided to leave. I have given this pub a zero rating as I think the customer service left a lot to be desired.
Friday, June 27, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Gary McGregor (not related)
 Visit this pub (it's not mine - honest!)
Come to the Port Customs where the owner Gary McGregor will make you feel right at home. You will get served in under 1 minute. You will experience a true old Stirling pub. The staff are trained to the highest standards of excellence to ensure that your visit to Stirling is one to be remembered. So much so that you will probably pass on the story of your visit to your grand weans in years to come. We accept Tartan Army Supporters and anyone with an interest in Football, Horse Racing, Golf and Croquet. We think we are the best small pub in the World but you will have to visit to find out if that's true. There are strangers you have yet to meet. 'Kay-Meel-Falcha' means 'A hundred welcomes' in Garlic and we will give you one hundred more. And I will walk a thousand yards to see the wee man at the door. This pub is the favourite of the famous Sean Connelly so why not pop in and ask for him. He sometimes works behind the bar (to feel like a normal human being) but please do not mock his speech impediment as that is discrimination (which is something we do not tolerate as we are an eco-friendly pub). So why not give us a visit and Ally Bally my Pot Man will take you on a free guided tour of the pub cellars (Miners lamps provided). There you can discover the kegs and cases which adorn this Aladdin's Cave of alcoholic delight. Then why not sample some of our fine brew - barside!!!
Friday, June 27, 2008Rating: rosettes

Alec The Dalek
 Long walk, short comings
I agree with the previous comment. I walked all the way up to the Settle to find it anything but Pub of the Year. Aye maybe it was P.O.T.Y. in 1733 but not last week it wasn't! The annoying American barmaid (sorry 'pub service technician') has been replaced by an equally annoying Englishman called George. I must remember to take some Prozac with me the next time if I am to get through a bevvy session listening to his boring pish. There are two other female bar staff who have the presence and personality of a couple of funeral directors. Maybe George has trained them?
Friday, June 27, 2008Rating: rosettes

Ally Bally
 Business as usual
There has been a big improvment in this pub over the last few months due to the previous manager (Robert The Penguin) leaving. Much more relaxed , good service and great chat. This is reflected by the fact that most days (and evenings) the pub is one of the busiest and most successful ones in the area.
Friday, June 6, 2008Rating: rosettes

james mckenzie
 Ex-Pub of the Year
This place won pub of the year but I don't know how. It used to be not too bad but there is this wee annoying English barman called George who could turn milk sour. The two girls who work there seem to know very little about the bar trade. They told me LA-phroaig was distilled in France. They were pretty miserable too. Also the place was full of drunk locals. I will give this a miss the next time I am in the area.
Friday, June 6, 2008Rating: rosettes

Karen Smith
A dump - avoid at all costs! Fried lunches for those who need a cholestrol attack. Bar staff look like they've been recuited by Ripleys.
Friday, June 6, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Stewart McLellan
 thirsty but not served
My mate and I popped in for a beer last week but ended up walking out as there was only one person on behind the bar. They were too busy serving food to serve us beer. Also there is a cliche of staff that sit at the end of the bar talking whilst they should be serving. I wouldn't recommend this pub to any drinkers.
Friday, June 6, 2008Rating: rosettes

This bar used to be the hub of the community a few years ago, unfortunately to due the new owners this once very busy friendly pub has been subjected to very poor management. Don't moan about your pint if it tastes funny if the new owner is working, chances are he wont do anything about it. He wouldn't fix mine!! Don't moan about the urinals being blocked or the toilets not flushing. Your nose will adjust to the smell eventually. Dont moan about being cold in the winter, the owner wont put the heating on! Lucky if you find more than 8 customers on a Friday and Saturday night,but if you like loud (and I mean LOUD) music and dated karaoke a Sunday is the day for you.
Unfortunately you may have to share your pint with punters who are barred from the majority of pubs in the area, and if a fight breaks out? well, unless you are lucky enough to be in when the wee barmaid with the dark hair and great smile is on - my advice to you would to be drink somewhere else. Its the customers who sort out the fights if the place erupts, with the exception of the wee barmaid I mentioned earlier. Such a waste of what was once a great pub. Get yourself along to the Mansfield or the Oakwood - better value for money - better service too, at least the male staff wont be drunk when they serve you! Hopefully The Gartmorn will be rescued very soon.
Thursday, June 5, 2008Rating: No rosettes

 My second home
I love this ppub...friendly staff...sawdust on the floor...an outside toilet...nah am kidding....since Tommy left the pub has gone from strength to strength...kareokes every second Saturday..a good pint...great wee beer gairdan...nae arseholes tolerated including myself...please don't visit this pub though cause its only for D-O-N-N-E-R LADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008Rating: rosettes

Les Sharp
 Great Food and Ales
The Burnside has been taken over by a local family, the food is served all day and they have introduced cask ales, which are kept in great condition.
The wines are pretty good and when we were there the specials board was very impressive.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007Rating: rosettes

 Crabbit Barmaid
Been a regular here for 10 years and its the best wee pub in the toon..apart form margaret the crab!!!

only kidding
Wednesday, February 14, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Andrew Krupa
 lack of flexibility
With the greatest respect to anyone running a restaurant business I'd like to take this opportunity to mention a major observation which spoiled being in your establishment. I had booked a table for the 8th of Feb. 2007 at midday under the name , Krupa to be given a table which was obviously inconvenient due to my disability. My Mother gave up her proper dining seat for me but I could see that when she sat down she found this a big problem. When I asked for us all to sit elsewhere, we were confronted by 'well, we usually keep those other tables in case more people come in'. I accepted this, as did we all but to realise that most of the other seats stayed empty the whole time was a bit shocking. Another couple even just decided to move tables without asking anyone. Finally just a short word on the food - the entree was no more better than in a cheap cafe' the broccoli was overcooked and dripping in water; carrots underdone; chips weren't cooked properly at all and the steak pie had a very soggy pastry which does not happen if better quality meat is used.I/we realise that not everyone expects the same type of standard that we are used too but I'm sure no-one expects bad food. I do apologize for the fact that this is a negative response but I think many people would not come back (myself and my family most definately in that category) if it is not pointed out. The price was the final decision as to not coming back - 7 or 8 pounds is not expensive for a main meal but but it is very much so when the meal was awful as in this case.
Thursday, February 8, 2007Rating: rosettes

 Pennies Bar
Pennies bar is a lame student pub I say student pub as when the college is closed Pennies is closed, due to lack of proper punters. The Guinness tastes like fairy liquid and the women talent is nothing short of Munter. There is no live music and if youre looking for a cheap pint and meal dont do pennies. If there were another pub close to the college, pennies would have shut down long ago.
Thursday, February 8, 2007Rating: rosettes

at dutch in on Monday 29th January the food was great and the service was excellent. The decor could be doing with a wee splash of paint but would go back anytime. Try it.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007Rating: rosettes

I is a nice place to go now if you know the right faces! it has went a bit down hill! good atmosphere tho!x
Monday, January 22, 2007Rating: rosettes

 battle of hte bands
i have recently seen and advert saying use are having a battle of the bands and was wondering if use could tell me the days at time please.
Saturday, January 20, 2007Rating: rosettes

Rupert T Firefly
 rab roy of the rovers return
if you are wearing hob nail boots and a tar covered boiler suit then this is the place for you. A true locals retreat and bam zone to boot. If you are a tourist wishing to sample 'real' Stirling then this is the place for you. Sit with quaint old jakeys, engage in the local banter, talk 'fighting talk' with the tar boys (not they're not a band), and savour the smell of the Chinese take away extractor fan next door as you while away on a braw bricht moonlicht nicht with the smokers outside. Yes this really is Stirling finest drinking palace.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Rupert T Firefly
 if you want a number two ...
Formerly Hogshead this has been renamed 'No. 2' - strangely enough - because it is at No. 2 Baker Street. They didn't spend much time pondering over that name then and saved a fortune on the signwriting. A nice cosy bar with good service - that's what it's all about and their 'neebors' across the road could learn a lesson or two here. The pub seems to have shaken its 'lesbos' tag which it had under its former name although a hairy female did walk past me on the way to the toilet. (In hindsight though it might have been an overweight real ale drinker with man breasts). Friendly staff and good pub grub seem to be order of the day. Great service from Stevie, Graham and Mark the Manager. On the downside it has a leaking roof which has been tarpauliuned until they can fix it and a television which you have to be crane necked to see. It's at a really odd angle and surely the only way you can view it is whilst doing a rubber man impression? There is a once monthly disco with DJ Ewan - the man from Europa Music further down Friars St. He wears one of these annoying rainbow coloured jumpers and also wear tye-dye t- shirts. (Not the kind of guy you want to walk into Porters Bar with). He plays an eclectic mix of, well, 70's rock which many will agree was rock's finest hour. For a 50 year old Ewan does well and even has his own collection of vamps who seem to follow him about wherever he goes. (Must be the tye dye t-shirts - must get one). On a Wednesday night around 9pm you can also listen to some traditional Scottish music from 'The Shiftin' Bobbins' - a group of anything from 3 to 12 musicians who turn the pub into a mecca for scots folk music afficiandos. (I like the bird that plays the Bhodrun personally myself). So a good pub with great real ale and service to die for!!!
Tuesday, January 16, 2007Rating: rosettes

Rupert T Firefly
 A local pub for local people
First impressions count they say so I entered the pub to find it decorated like my old grans front living room from the 1950's. Chandeliers no less to match the finest car boot sale curtains that adorn what has to be the smallest pub in Stirling. To make matters worse the customers seem to be the fattest in Stirling so it's quite interesting trying to make your way to the toilets on a Saturday afternoon. Some people opt for the 'out one door- in the other' trick which seems to avoid any unecessary intimacy with the locals. Drinking here is a bit like eating a Chinese meal, one burp and your hungry five minutes later. Well it's like that here - two people leave and the pub feels empty - which incidentally it is most nights but it's much busier during the day and during sporting events, namely the football. This pub has Sky so attracts a fairly mixed group of clientelle. Strangely most either support Rangers or Celtic which is no use as at half time as you have to change ends of the bar. There is a wee guy selling pies at half time - no sorry that's the barman coming round with the bonus ball. On the subject of the barman he has to be a dead ringer for the Penguin out of Batman or at least a near relative. Entering the toilet I am met by what looks and smells like a pish stained toilet floor - yes this truly is the pub of men. Unfortunately on the day I visited I decided to use the cubicle for a sit down (you know what I mean) and I was surprised to see the largest 'cuban cigar' I have ever seen staring at me. It was one of those special air filled ones that float but don't flush. Probably the dirtiest toilets I have ever been in, in my entire puff. Drink in this pub at your peril - if the locals don't get you the dysentery certainly will!!
Tuesday, January 16, 2007Rating: rosettes

Rupert T Firefly
 oldest pub in the toon
Well worth a visit, great pub, great atmosphere, great beer what else can I say - it's g-r-e-a-t! Oldest pub in the town and judging by the exterior decor it's the original 1730's paint job outside. Inside is nice and cosy - the kind of place you could take your wife of an evening. The locals seem friendly (unlike some other bars in my reviews). There's an annoying American female barperson serving at times which is where I draw the line. A fine Scottish pub in the shadow of Stirling Castle with a fucking yank serving the beer. You think they would have had sent her to elocution lessons and teach her some rudementary Scottish-ness. 'Hey bawbag whit ye want?' Now that's more like it.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007Rating: rosettes

Rupert T Firefly
 maybe aye maybe naw
It's alright but but if you hate students then avoid at all costs - it's full of them. It's an expensive taxi ride to get to from Stirling but some of the birds are quite fit so could be worth the fare. If you don't get your knob here you could always head to Porters Bar in Stirling. (only joking)
Tuesday, January 16, 2007Rating: rosettes

Rupert T Firefly
 Rupert T Firefly
it's Alloa - enough said!
Tuesday, January 16, 2007Rating: rosettes

Rupert T Firefly
 save your dignity - avoid at all costs
A local den of something, I haven't quite placed my finger on it. When karaoke died this pub bought up the worldwide rights. You can find it all here scumbags, karaoke singers, comic gangsters, whores, whore mesters, pervs you name it -the finest collection of clientelle in the whole of the so-called city. Caught in a karaoke time warp this bar does nothing to endear the accidental visitor to return. Gorilla faced bouncers (and that's just the bird) adorn the doors to greet you with a friendly growl as you beadily try to see what the bar is like inside. Like a peep show perv you fumble your way in for the entire bar to stare at you vetting your every step until you reach the bar. The eyes are still upon you as you order your one and only half pint of 'let's get the fuck out of here' beer. A local grunts at you - is it hello or 'what the fuck are you looking at?' I don't want to find out. You would need a language degree to decipher what he said. I drink the beer quite fast as I get the impression that the locals have concluded that I am a half pint queer. it's easier to categorise me as such and if that means I don't get a kicking then so be it. I stealthily make my way to the door taking care not to bumb into someone or stand on their feet, a bit like negotiating a minefield especially on a karoke night. Persperation runs down me as I exit stage left onto the street only to be told by the bouncer 'that lassie inside is shouting on you'. No I don't think so, it's a honey trap - been there before. I kake my way to a 'safer' part of Stirling - my flat, where I take stock of my close enounter of the thirsty kind and vow never to return.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007Rating: rosettes

Ian Sharp
 sloppy service
I've been drinking in here a year now and am in 3rd year at Stirling Uni. Earlier last year two of our clubs were looking for a 'base' in the town centre and they sent me out to check out this bar. The idea was that after a match we could come back to a town centre bar where we would spend the bulk of our evening before hitting the other bars and clubs. The potential spend was enormous as there are over 30 members of one club and around 40-50 of another. The two groups often meet up together and on average a night e would have spent £30 each so that's around £1800 between 60 of us in one bar on one night. I asked about student discount and was told there was none, any offers - no, any student nights - no!!! They could not have been less interested. What kind of attitiude is that towards business? We now have settled somewhere else and the pub is always busy. I'm glad we did as there are bad reports coming out about Drouthy Neebors. They just don't seem to know how to run a bar properly.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007Rating: rosettes

Chiny Preesstley
 Headbangers welcome
Used to be a great pub until the Celtic guys deserted it due to the manageress (a blue nose) allowing the Rangers guys to run riot! Since then the Dunachies took it over causing a battle every night they were in. New owner has taken it over making a real difference to the decor and toilets (at long last) but the same numpties are still allowed in. If your needin a drink go to the Welfare, no numpties and no sectarial crap either. Until he sacks the manageress the place will continue to go downhill. Bring a crash helmet and plasters...
Tuesday, January 2, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Thursday, November 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

D. Souter
 slow service, fast prices
We visited last Friday and got served after waiting 12 minutes. We were told they were short staffed (which is not the customers problem) but it just looked to me that they were slow, useless and not paying attention to what was going on. The drinks were the most expensive out of all the pubs that we visited that night and the bar person nearly drowned my vodka with cola. I think that with the right people it could be a great pub but at the moment I'll stick to Varsity acroos the road.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

Alan Coscrove
 I agree
i agree with the previous comments. I too have visited and been less than happy with the staffs attitude and unbelievable arrogance. I have visited many bars and this takes the biscuit.
Sunday, November 19, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Steven Croal
 poor service
I have visited here several times to meet my friends after work and although the pub itself is great the staff are very poor. Don't get me wrong they are all nice pleasant individuals but their idea of service is beyond a joke. Very often you stand at the bar waiting to be served for no other reason that the staff are having a chat amongst themselves. They are totally unaware of who comes in and who should be getting served first very often continuing to perform more menial tasks rather than serve waiting customers. To stand and wait for 5 minutes due to incompetence is bad enough but then to have them walk past you and serve someone that's just walked in drives me crazy. I have often witnessed people leaving due to the length of time it is taking to get served. Another favourite is to serve food whilst completely ignoring the growing queue at the bar. Something else I wasn't too happy about was being told by staff that the kitchen closed 30 seconds ago and then 15 minutes later seeing staff coming out with a plate of chips for themselves. Yes you've guessed it, I watched them turn away a group of 4 Americans who turned up 5 minutes before 7:30 in the Summer all wanting food. The kitchen was closed. Only the real reasonwas that the chef ( an untrained bar staff member) couldn't be bothered -think of the profit they turned away.

In fairness the poor service is partly due to the fact that at times they appear understaffed and are therefore not able to provide the proper service. But the rest of it is the fact that this group of staff have no interest in the bar trade and are either too stupid to realise they are driving people away or couldn't care less. Given the fact that this pub is more expensive than others in the town centre there should be no excuse for not being able to get served. Especially when we are talking about less than 20 people in the pub most evenings. As a sudent orientated bar they have not correctly identified their market as there never seems to be any offers on for them. Other less well heeled bars can manage so why not Drouthie's? Considering there are over 9,000 students in Stirling this is a major folly by Belhaven's to ignore the student fraternity. Belhaven's strategy might be that they don't want to lose custom to Drouthies from other Belhaven pubs which are nearby. Namely Pivo, The Yard, No. 2 (formerly Hogshead). Sorry Drouthies time for a clearout - starting with the manager and staff.
Sunday, November 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Visited the Dutch Inn on recommendation - service poor, food disgusting, decor tatty. Will not be visiting again nor would I recommend. Stay Away!
Monday, November 6, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 fun,friendly,clean,tidy,great food
very warm and friendly Bar,The food was first class,the staff very helpfull,excellent entertainment and both clean and tidy
Monday, October 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

Coco Del Roacho
 A Monument to Youth
Who nearby hasn't been?
An accomplishment by all.
A gathering place,
A meeting place,
We'll all go there once again,
Just to see a friend, or make amends,
Or party all night long,
We'll see you there, at the bottom
of the spiral stair,
Left or Right?
Saturday, October 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

jade stalker
 amazing pub
dunno whit that eejits talknig boot but the cairn is THE friendliest pub iv ever been in since maz took er cudnae get better staff if ye tried n she certainly aint a mad woman il tell u that.....u must o been there b4 she started running it gid pints gid laughs gid music hit there on a friday night u wont be disappointed :P:P go maz,mel and joan rawrrr
Saturday, October 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

 No 1 in Falkirk!
Great atmosphere and good wholesome pub food! Keep up the good work Lesley!
Thursday, October 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

 non existant
this is no longer a pub but a youth drop in centre and has been since 2003. So you definatley wont get an alcoholic drink here
Tuesday, October 3, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Des Penright
 Horrid Experience
Oh my, what an awful pub. Food served cold and 50 minutes after ordering. Manageress screams at staff and swears at people over the phone.
Almost racist comments to the two Kiwi lads on the table next to us, who suggested that she quietens down, as she was disturbing their meal.

All in all, an absolute hell hole. The cespit of pubs in central Scotland. It's a shame that the surrounding area is blighted by this nicely decorated pub, that is run by a mad insane woman. Surely she will not be in business for long, if she carries on like this.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Colin Michie
 quality restaurant
A restaurant worth locating if good sized high quality meals are deemed important
Thursday, September 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

Peter Firth
 They were rude
John Muldoon and his party were rude to that party. Porters is great. I was there the visitors were very aggressive and hostile. Muldoon is a goon.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

cool place,banging tunes,great atmosphere,top totty.great night out,,need i say more,,,
Monday, August 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

In my opinion when I visited this pub it was dirty, dingy, and definitely one to avoid.
Saturday, July 22, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Saturday, July 15, 2006Rating: No rosettes

David Garvie
Anyone send me a photo of The Garvies pub please?
Friday, July 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

E McKay
 Bad Food
My friend and i had a meal on Saturday and were very dissappointed both with the food and staff's attitude, one member loudly called me a bitch Sadly the manager could not see what our point was. Clearly this place is in need of better staff training and management, surely no one else will be treated so badly for complaining about bad food.
Saturday, July 1, 2006Rating: No rosettes

nice place... but above all I like one barmen lol!!!! even if i think he loves himself!!
Tuesday, June 13, 2006Rating: rosettes

great place for a drink,,free parking outside for the goats,,excellent.
Monday, June 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

 boo yaa..
maybe it was the school disco night,,that night??!!!
Friday, June 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

 loves it
meadowpark is my childhood and the only place i don't feel embarrased to take non stirling friends too.. it's especially good in the beer garden in the summer.
Sunday, April 30, 2006Rating: rosettes

kevin reid
 very reasonable
had a brilliant meal plety of selection loved the sizzlers
Wednesday, April 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

 friendly,very busy pub
great location,mainly full of locals who make visitors very welcome,best prices in the town centre also shows racing and sky sports.lots to look at on the gantry.
Sunday, March 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

jo guest
great place to go for a pint. nice mix of people. friendly staff. AMAZING atmosphere, especially when there is a sports match on in the afternoon. brill
Tuesday, March 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

jo guest
 school disco
the yard is just like a school disco to me, except the drinks are expensive, and you get a tiny little glass.
Tuesday, March 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

jo guest
 student pub
drouthey's is a great place to go if you're a student/ young person. yeah the prices are qutie expensive but it's a really good pub to go to
Tuesday, March 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

jo guest
you can't beat the star for good old fashioned entertainment. lots of dancing and laughing
Tuesday, March 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

 It rocks!
Firkins is the place where everyone knows your name.....and what you drink! love that pub! Hey laura couldnt go there without ya. oh aye and the staff are really cool!
Wednesday, March 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

LAURA (the Loz if u will)
Too right Firkins' rules. Its like a place where everyone knows you're name lol. its great cheap jack d and great atmosphere great staff too . yeahh GET SOME!!!!!!!
Tuesday, February 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Old fashioned pub.
The Star Inn is an old style pub with the notorious head barman Craig Johnston aka Beaver! wot a gimbo!
Tuesday, February 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

d gardiner
 great place to be
the best place I found round here to get a drink! great atmosphere, all types of people, great barstaff this place has it all!!!!!!!!!!

(well no pool table but who cares! haha!)
Tuesday, February 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

tom anderson
 Not Good
this is the most unfriendly pub we have ever come across the manager was extremly rude when a large group of us tried to get a drink in the lounge on a saturday afternoon, he made us feel most unwelcome.
this used to be a good pub and although warned from friends it was now not the case we tried it anyway but we will not be back.
Saturday, February 11, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Frank Spence
 Hope it is taken over the next time i visit.
This is a family run pub, run by outsiders of Grangemouth as far as i was told. They are very ignorant and arrogant and i have heard that they were very pleasant when they first took over the Tavern but now they are serious troublemakers. I visited this pub a few times and it is a pleasant pub to sit in as it is nice enough decor but the people who work there ( i think they are mother and daughters mainly) are the most selfish and false bunch of people i have came across in my travels. They have no training in customer relations and should not be working in that pub until they do so.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006Rating: No rosettes

big al
 best value in town
very nice food,pleasant staff and nice surroundings what else could you ask for ? oh i forgot the best value in town
Monday, January 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Not happy
I took friends visiting from another area to Drouthy's. It was very disappointing. The waitress was unfriendly, the food took forever to appear, one meal came much later than the others. The burgers and sausages were burnt but not hot. The waitress asked us if everything was ok, but walked off before an answer was given. It wasn't busy (and I know why - beacuse it is terrible!) The pints and other drinks are more expensive than other pubs very close by. Today will be my last visit there.
Friday, December 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Settle Inn
With out doubt the best bar in Stirlingshire....I'm now very glad I moved into the area.
Thursday, December 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

 fantastic pub
firkins is coooooooooooool , the drink is cheap , the staff are great and its got such a fun atmosphere, the musics great too. its so coooooooooooool i go there every weekend
Tuesday, November 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

 great pub
this pub is cool the booze is cheap the bar staf are cheeky but funny with it and its the in place to be
Tuesday, November 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Great to call your local
Good pub soon to get a lot better when the grub is on sale the Guinness is perfect
Wednesday, November 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

 very good chioce
food was great, prices very good,service was good,toilets were clean. we would return.
Monday, November 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

big jock
 to dear
always running out of magners
Sunday, November 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

Kara simpson
 A good pub
Plean Tavern is a good pub. I would recommend it to anyone. The staff are very polite and well trained. It was one of the best nights out. And i'm only 21.
Anyway go and see if you like and enjoy the atmosphere!...
Friday, October 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Linen Vaults is nice
since Tree-Tops has been converted into the Linen Vaults it has become a much more classy place. It is now one of the nicest places in Alloa. There are no fights or hooligans - something you see often in alloa - and the guy who owns it is a hunk!
Tuesday, October 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

 great place
fantastic music the night we were in..all round great night,,will deffo be back,,just found the web site www.theyardstirling.co.uk ,,by reading some of the ads on this site,,and the reviews,,as a person who knows some of the outlets,,how many are actual bar owners looking for free plugs!!!you know who you are,,sad!!!!
Thursday, September 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

Marie was just so hospitable, an excellent mix of students and rough locals.....excellent :)
Friday, August 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

 no bad
not a bad place for alledgedly the worst pub in falkirk. friendly enough
Monday, August 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

 this got knocked down
a goner
Monday, August 15, 2005Rating: No rosettes

er yeah, this is the pub that used to have bullet holes in the window!
Monday, August 15, 2005Rating: No rosettes

nice enough if your a local, favouritism going on there.
Monday, August 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

Eoghan Morgan
good service and food.
Sunday, July 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

Donner Inn Management
Wee Noble has been Nobbled!!
Thursday, July 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

The Meadow Park is fantastic, the staff are brilliant an the food is good. The Beat is also a really good night club!
Tuesday, July 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

David Garvie
 PHOTO of the pub would be nice. Anyone HELP?
Thank You
Tuesday, July 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

David Garvie
My name is David Garvie. Just wondering how the Garvies got it's name?
David Garvie

e-mail: garvieboy@aol.com
Tuesday, July 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Fiona Sharp
 Burnside inn is a great place to have a party in t
Great atmosphere,polite staff,drinks promos every fri+sat also d.j.'s on fri night, live bands on a sat.
Saturday, July 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

the dirty dog shit hole
Tuesday, June 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Stevie Gardner
 Best pub in falkirk bar none, you have to go in if
GREAT pub, much better than behind the wall
Friday, June 24, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Stevie Gardner
 Best pub in falkirk bar none, you have to go in if
GREAT pub, much better than behind the wall
Friday, June 24, 2005Rating: No rosettes

karaoke/ had a brill night gona keep coming on a sunday when i can jims a star makes a small crowd feel like a big crowd thanks
Tuesday, June 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

 the best doormen
where to find the most handsome doormen in stirling .... the yard
Tuesday, June 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

 What a Boozer
Good people, good beer, good nightout, what more could you ask for.
Thursday, June 9, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Friendly pub
very good food - good prices,
Wednesday, June 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

 An amazing pub
This was the best pub that Falkirk ever saw. Used to go there every Friday and Saturday night for the great live music, fantastic cheery atmosphere and beautiful girls. Unfortunately the pub is no longer there and Falkirk has not been the same since. Please give us a new Irish bar in Falkirk!!!!
Friday, May 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

wee noble
 TiOcFaIdH Ar LA!!
the donner is the fuckin bomb anywhere 4 a tims game the donner it is a pure fenian pub HAIL HAIL!!! p.s yer food is quality and ur service is good too keep up the good work
Wednesday, May 18, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 About Plean Tavern
Plean Tavern is good For parties and other functions.
I would recomend Plean Tavern To any body. They have good staff
Billy Has made it a better pub and a better atmosphere!..
Wednesday, April 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Good food
I've been a few times & had the burger (before reading these comments) - it was yum & i wasn't ill at all, neither were my friends! I don't have an iron stomach, so maybe they changed their chef recently? Great menu with loads of other good food.
Monday, April 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Friendly warm environment.
Brilliant service, great food.
best pub I've ever been to - go visit!
Wednesday, April 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Undiscovered secret
This pub is one of the friendliest I have ever been in, always been treated like a local although I visit once every five years.
Great consistent mid-price home cooking.

Make sure you're hungry when you go.
Wednesday, March 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

Drunken Guy
 great place for a few beers!
great pub, great atmosphere, great beers! and as much for the drunk girls, there great aswell! i love them!
Monday, March 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

 great pub
wullie & marion & staff pull great beer atmosphere friendly
Saturday, March 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

John Muldoon
I was always under the impression that Porters Bar was a Lively & Friendly Pub, Where people went to meet up etc, how wrong was I. I arranged to meet 20 Colleagues there on 24/3/05 at 7.00pm before going to Papa Joe,s for a meal at 7.30. Granted we had 2 Under age Girls with us. The Barman said he could not serve us, which we accepted and went straight to the restuarant. AT 10.30 we left the restuarant minus the youngsters who got taxi home, to have the last couple of drinks in Porters, we opened the door and the Barman Shouted last orders, he was unpleasant and very rude to our party and rushed us out the door before 11.00. We will certainly not promote this pub or use it again
Friday, March 25, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Ken Thomson
 Best bar in Scotland.
It has the best bar and the friendliest people in all Scotland. The atmosphere is great. Robbie Burns used to drink here - an added bonus in terms of atmosphere.
Monday, March 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

 pool, fitbaw, good chat, whit more dae ye want?!
is home to perhaps the best trained dog in the world.

As you come in the thing hardly blinks an eye.... try to leave? goes absolutely tits!! Class
Thursday, March 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

 friendly atmosphere
Weekly quiz is now held on Thursday nights at 9.15 pm
Good atmosphere with friendly staff.
Thursday, March 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Got to be THE Best Pub!
Firkins is the best place to hang out in Falkirk and surrounding area. Cheap drink, good bar staff and a great atmosphere has got to put it on the BEST PUB 'map'. It is the central hub of all the cool and creative people around the area.
Firkins Rocks!!!
Sunday, March 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Got to be THE Best Pub!
Firkins is the best place to hang out in Falkirk and surrounding area. Cheap drink, good bar staff and a great atmosphere has got to put it on the BEST PUB 'map'. It is the central hub of all the cool and creative people around the area.
Firkins Rocks!!!
Sunday, March 13, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 Peppes in Alloa a great footballing Pub.
Peppes is a great footballing pub with it's own team. It's a meeting place for local fans of Celtic Football Club right in the heart of Alloa across the road from the Town Hall. It's the ideal stopping off place for a couple of drinks on our way to Recreation Park, or maybe just to call in on the way to one of the Stirling clubs. We don't have any problem with the car as Peppes has a private car park and although it's in the centre of Alloa it's in a quiet part.
Saturday, February 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

Wullie Wood
Was my faither's favourite pub.
Saturday, February 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Thomas Albarn
 great pub
went in on the passing for a bar meal, great lunch, great service and a sexy wee barmaid called Lisa!
Thursday, February 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

 good place for a friendly drink
this place has a really friendly feel about it,always go there when we are out in stirling and always made to feel very welcome
Wednesday, February 9, 2005Rating: No rosettes

c malcom
 great pub great atmosphere
this pubs the best cheap booze
Wednesday, February 9, 2005Rating: rosettes

T Holmes
 Cheap plonk, good music
Hey come along to Firkins it s the place to be!
Saturday, January 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

 What was...
This pub used to be the best in Denny... by far! Sanding room only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Quiet now, but still worth a shout. Ian, one of the barmen, very entertaining. Hopefully going to see its popularity return in the near future!
Friday, January 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Great place...rubbish food!
I went to the Meadowpark with a few friends recently...and had a burger...the day after me and the friends were il....only similar food eaten that day...the burgers...!!
Friday, January 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Gd pub.... BUT, watchout for the burgers
My 'party' went there for lunch an most of us had burgers. From the looks of them, they were home-made an yeah, they tasted good BUT a lot of us fell ill afterwards, so GET SOMETHING ELSE NOT HOMEMADE!!!!!!!
Friday, January 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Best pub in town
I've been there this year. If you visit Stirling don't miss The Settle Inn. Friendly people, cosy atmospere. My absolute favourite in Sterling.
Monday, December 27, 2004Rating: rosettes

 too expensive
too expensive
Wednesday, November 17, 2004Rating: rosettes

miss allen
 Recently refurbished
Recently refurbished, now called the Linen Vaults. City-type wine bar, relaxing atmosphere.
Dj's thurs-sat, quiz night on sunday
Wednesday, November 3, 2004Rating: rosettes

Mel Booth
Terrible. Smelly.Dirty. Lots of drunk girls. Rotton pint.
Monday, November 1, 2004Rating: No rosettes

Duncan McGregor
 Good Value Meals
At £3.25 for soup and a main course from Monday to Friday I find Porters to be a superb deal. The menu is not the most exciting but the no frills approach is ideal if you feel like something quick but wholesome. The staff are also very pleasant and welcoming.
Friday, October 1, 2004Rating: rosettes

 Bridge of Allan
Eh the Meadowpark is in Bridge of Allan not strictly Stirling, it's better than most of the pubs in Stirling anyway
Tuesday, September 28, 2004Rating: rosettes

David Boyce
I popped in to the Quiot last weekend and although the beer tasted like beer should and the staff were welcoming, the manager was unfriendly when it came to serving the customers. He has an attitude problem.
Tuesday, August 17, 2004Rating: No rosettes

Ian and Anne
 Friendly Pub
My wife and I recently had the pleasure of dining at the Tolbooth in Falkirk. This establishment was not only clean, and friendly, but the food served from thier fantastic menu, was excellent value for money. If like ourselves you go shopping in Falkirk, i highly recomend you pay this delightful place a visit.
Thursday, August 12, 2004Rating: rosettes

 friendly service
found this place by accident, hidden behind the steeple. Great food, good atmosphere, friendly and helpful. Food is amazing, well done to the cook!!! congrats to the management and staff for making my already great meal, fantastic!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2004Rating: rosettes

my name is stacey
i went for an evning walk around falkirk and i decined to go in to the tolbooth the food was exilent nd fabulis i think i will go there more often
Wednesday, August 11, 2004Rating: rosettes

haley and matt
 good food
We had a meal today at the Tolbooth, and believe me, I was pleasantly suprised by the extensive menu! The food was great, served quickly and by friendly staff! The portions were large and excellent value for money. I will be returning again and again to this lovely pub, and will be taking my friend with me!! Well done to the management on running a great place!!
Wednesday, August 11, 2004Rating: rosettes

 family friendly pub
I recently dined at the tolbooth, and would like to say that the welcome recieved by my family and i, was exceptional. The food was large portions, seved hot(a rarety for most pubs) and prepared freshly. Great choice menu, with decenct food for the kids. Will definately be going back, and will recomend it to all my friends
Wednesday, August 11, 2004Rating: rosettes

 excellent food
reasonably priced, freindly staff, piping hot freshly made good food.
big portions, excellent value for money, defy anyone not to find something they like on thier exstensive menu. family freindly!!
Wednesday, August 11, 2004Rating: rosettes

ronnie, what a man. hes gggrrrrreeeaattttttttttttttt
tits r gid xx
so is sexy tommy`s
Friday, August 6, 2004Rating: rosettes

 best food in town!!
best food in town!!
Thursday, July 22, 2004Rating: rosettes

Never been it it but it looks very nice from the outside. Halifax burds drink there so worth going in ;-)
Monday, July 12, 2004Rating: rosettes

 Bridge of Allan pubs
Your web site is very inaccurate:
all Bridge of Allan pubs are listed as being in Stirling - a different town.

We now have three pubs separately listed as Bridge of Allan - Bestpubs
Saturday, June 12, 2004Rating: No rosettes

 great pub ronnie the owner is a top geezer
great on thursdays live bands got a karaoke night too , also grat food love the faeehtaas lol
Thursday, June 3, 2004Rating: rosettes

 looking much better
the new decor is great and makes the place feel alive again. also food is on the up since the old chef david left tenfold improvement
Tuesday, May 18, 2004Rating: rosettes

derek sneddon
 Craig Nicol is there far too often.
He is a constipated alcoholic (he can't pass a pub)
Tuesday, April 6, 2004Rating: rosettes

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