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Best pub in Rothesay

Brilliant pub . It’s got it all ! Friendly helpful staff. Live music . Large screens for all the... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Christine C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
via mobile
Drinks and football

Lovely pub - clean, comfy, great service - toilets pristine and loads of screens to watch Sky... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2017
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9 Dec 2018
“Best pub in Rothesay”
5 Sep 2018
“Marred by 2 idiots”
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8 Castle Street, Rothesay PA20 9HA, Scotland
+44 1700 502371
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Brilliant pub . It’s got it all ! Friendly helpful staff. Live music . Large screens for all the football . Spotless clean throughout . Best pub in Rothesay by far .

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Good pub to watch the football in, good beer and excellent service. It was a boisterous atmosphere spoiled by 2 of the locals making racist comments about one particular player. They could really do with chucking these 2 out, really not acceptable in this day...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub - clean, comfy, great service - toilets pristine and loads of screens to watch Sky Sports.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank FiGib68
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Doing small tour of pubs in Rothesay,this was our sixth of the day,what a cracker,staff brilliant ,could not do enough for us (8 of us in party),put us in the little snug across from bar,even went out and got us and Indian takeaway, (we paid)...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 128elizabethj
Reviewed August 11, 2016

Spent a pleasant evening in the beer garden with my dogs. It was during Bute Fest and we ended up chatting to one of the bands who were escaping the fest. Hello to "Rumours of Spring". The beer was fine and reasonably priced. Inside the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Mark T
Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Overnight stay in Rothesay harbour so we where looking for a decent boozer to watch the France V Germany game. I've drank in the Galatea before but that was a number of years ago. Great service, excellent pint, friendly punters and plenty of tv screens...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed July 1, 2016

We had a trip on the Waverley and after doing the sights in Rothesay, we stumbled upon the Galetea. There were a half dozen local people at the bar and there was a very friendly atmosphere. Bar, lounge areas and garden area,TV's, good service and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Reviewed April 3, 2016

On a weekend visit to Rothesay myself and my wife visited the Galatea bar on Castle street to watch the live football match between Celtic and Hearts, the bar was very friendly and the gentleman behind the bar was excellent, the bar was very clean...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank thomasmK4326EY
Reviewed April 2, 2016

Popped into this little gem of a place with friends and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. The place is tastefully decorated, very clean and serves an excellent pint of Guinness. Plenty of big screens if you like your sport. Pleasant enough...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Tim C
Reviewed March 4, 2016

Good friendly bar. Cheap alcohol. Good for working men and social work gatherings. TVs to watch sports. No food.

Date of experience: November 2015
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