Archibald Simpson (Aberdeen) Reviews
Description:J.D. Wetherspoon pub. 5 Castle St, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB11 5. Tel: +44 (0)1224 621 365.
Newest Review: ... at the start of the night or for a quiet meal during the day. ~~~The Food~~~ Archies to a wide variety of food and are renowned for their curry and burger days. They'll have a wide selection of these on a particular day for a fixed price. If this doesn't suit, they have the usual menu running alongside that i can pretty much guarantee caters for everyone. I say this because i'm an extremely ... more
Customer Archibald Simpson (Aberdeen) Reviews (6)
by - written on 11/12/08 (Very useful, 306 readings)
I've been in many pubs and clubs in Aberdeen and elsewhere, but Archies is always where we go to start out night. ~~~Archibald Simpsons - Archies~~~ The pub opened in July 1997 and has been a hit in Aberdeen since. It's part of the ever popular Wetherspoons and doesn't let down the reputation.It is set in a wonderful building where you can admire the architecture both inside and out. There are the old pillars, columns, paintings and the fabulous ceilings (ok so you won't admire this is you're on a night out, but still). It's situated on the corner of the main shopping street, Union Street, and the popular Castle Gate so it's usually the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/10/01, updated on 11/10/01 (Very useful, 224 readings)
What did we do in the days before we had Archies? It's hard to remember to tell you the truth. Ever since Wetherspoons opened the infamous Archibald Simpsons (Archies for short) in Aberdeen, it's been a fixture on the drinking map of the vast majority of Aberdeen. Its situated in a large old bank on the corner of Union Street and King Street - two of the main streets in the town centre. Definitely prime territory. The previous use of the building ensures that the architecture inside is fantastic - columns, pillars, elaborate ceilings. The new owners have been sympathetic to the original fixtures and have enhanced them by adding some wonderful ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/07/01, updated on 02/07/01 (Somewhat useful, 58 readings)
While Archibald Simpsons could be considered as quite a nice bar from the outside, once you enter you will realise that there is something missing. Music. That's right, this is a bar with no music. Ever. This means that when it is quiet, it is like sitting in a dentists waiting room. And when it is busy, it resembles something of a busy train station or an airport lounge. The drinks may be cheap too, but this simply entices those, shall we say, of a rather unkempt and smelly fashion to frequent the bar. Oh, and the toilets are also miles away up heaps of stairs, so it is inadvisable for the heavy drinkers who can't quite hold it in!! Read the complete review
by - written on 28/06/01, updated on 28/06/01 (Useful, 66 readings)
The interior of the pub is brilliant, it's an old bank (of the non-chrome nylon carpet era) and has fabulous high ceilings, cornice-work and is just a brilliant looking building. The alcohol is also pretty cheap, with some excellent deals on pretty much everything from selected lagers and beers to alcopops. Generally prices are cheaper than virtually any other pub, and there is also special offers on each month or week. The food isn't too bad, and there's even a curry night with again special deals for your fave balti and a pint (I've never had one personally, but I've been told they're good and great value). Sounds like the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/02/01, updated on 21/02/01 (Useful, 62 readings)
Archibald Simpson's (Archies') is on the corner of Union St and Castle St. It's big and old and bright and cheap...probably THE cheapest pub for drinks you'll find in Aberdeen. There's a really friendly atmosphere all the time, and even though you're likely to bump into old man/lecturer types, there's a communal feeling of 'we're all here for the same reason, so let's just get the drinks in' - which is brilliant. It's not a 'trendy' joint, and the decor isn't up to much, but that's not what makes a pub. Always loads of brilliant drinks offers on, and the food is good. To get to the loo you have to ... Read the complete review
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