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 Drouthy Neebors, Stirling, Stirling/Clackmannan

 

Drouthy Neebors
7 Baker Street
Stirling
Stirlingshire
FK8 1BJ

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About the Pub
  Belhaven 'student friendly' pub in the centre of Stirling close to the main shopping area. There is a good mix of tartan seating, heavy wooden tables and a slate bar. The front windows open wide to give the feel of being outside. The menu is excellent value for money with large portions and good hot fresh cooked food. Look for the specials on wine where a bottle can be bought for the price of 2 large glasses (5.90) when we visited. The amenities are fine and have maps on the ceiling.
Linda -Sept 2002
 
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Billy
Haunted ?????????????????????????????????
Nice mix of people with friendly localbar flys who well tell you old ghost stories.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Alistadair
Go back to Glasgow
The prat as Ruined a once vibrant pub.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Rating: No 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 She has been replaced by a new guy from Glasgow know as 'Desperate Dan' but the locals call him 'Jim' as in 'Hey Jim!'.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, 2011
Rating: 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, 2009
Rating: 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, 2008
Rating: No 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, 2008
Rating: 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, 2008
Rating: 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, 2008
Rating: 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, 2008
Rating: 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, 2007
Rating: 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, 2006
Rating: 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, 2006
Rating: 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, 2006
Rating: 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, 2006
Rating: No 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, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Lin
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, 2005
Rating: rosettes

lesley
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, 2005
Rating: No rosettes

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

 
 
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Drouthy Neebors
7 Baker Street
Stirling
Stirlingshire
FK8 1BJ

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