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Scotland

The Mash Tun

Average Rating

83.10

25 votes

Average Shop & Tour
  • 81.92
    Ambiance
  • 82.92
    Selection
  • 82.60
    Value
  • 84.96
    Service
Photo by Slàinte Mhath
  1. Jorennuyts scored this restaurant 88 points Expert Junior

    Total
    87
    Ambiance
    86
    Selection
    85
    Value
    85
    Service
    92

  2. Rien scored this restaurant 83 points Expert Senior

    Total
    82
    Ambiance
    82
    Selection
    82
    Value
    80
    Service
    85

  3. Marc73 scored this restaurant 91 points Member Senior

    Great ambiance. The front of the restaurant has the shape of a mash tun! We didn't book and at first there was no table available. We where offered to have dinner at the bar. While we drank a pint (!?) the staff offered us a table that was free at that time. The menu suggests a whisky with every course so we followed that suggestion. Good choice. We'll be back!

    Total
    91
    Ambiance
    93
    Selection
    97
    Value
    85
    Service
    90

  4. Hlektrion scored this restaurant 89 points Expert Senior

    Total
    89
    Ambiance
    83
    Selection
    92
    Value
    88
    Service
    91

  5. FISHAC scored this restaurant 95 points Expert Junior

    Been a few times during the SoSF and it has never let me down. 

    Great day with Glefarclas tastings and have left each time very happy!!

    Total
    95
    Ambiance
    94
    Selection
    100
    Value
    92
    Service
    95

  6. lincolnimp scored this restaurant 77 points Connoisseur

    I didn`t stay in here that long to be honest, it was full and I agree with others while it is ok, I was expecting the look and feel of the place to be better.

    The bar is well stocked.

    Edit

    Went again tonight and took my 2 kids who are 14 & 16 years old, we only went for a drink. The issue was, all the tables were booked for food and obviously kids are not allowed to sit at the bar so where do you go?

    We were told we could sit outside but it had just rained heavily, so we rushed our drinks at a reserved table but made sure we were away before they arrived.

    The point I am politely making is that this is not a pub you can take a family to if you are only after a drink and not food, there is nowhere for you to go.

    Staff are polite and the food did look good, now I have been twice I do not really understand what the reputation is based on, if is it the food alone that I can understand but if its  the bar selection the Grant Arms Hotel at Grantown on Spey had just as much whisky on offer including some old stuff but is much cheaper.

    It must be location, location, location :)


    Total
    76
    Ambiance
    70
    Selection
    85
    Value
    70
    Service
    80

  7. spigray scored this restaurant 86 points Connoisseur

    Total
    86
    Ambiance
    85
    Selection
    86
    Value
    85
    Service
    87

  8. Slàinte Mhath scored this restaurant 77 points Administrator

    Located in the heart of Aberlour, The Mash Tun is both restaurant and whisky bar. I must confess that neither the ambiance nor their selection of Single Malts overwhelmed me... It's not one of these cosy, old-fashioned bars I was looking for.

    You can eat ordinary pub food, but be warned that the service tends to be very slow. The range of malts is fair but not impressive, except for their nice collection of Glenfarclas bottlings. Ordinary drams were a bit expensive but at least I got a nosing glass and water.

    Give it a try if you are visiting Aberlour but better keep your expectations low.


    Total
    78
    Ambiance
    80
    Selection
    78
    Value
    80
    Service
    74

  9. GLEN MAUR did not rate this restaurant Connoisseur

    Visit again for SoS festival 2017 : very good steak but single malts too expensive!

  10. GLEN MAUR scored this restaurant 87 points Connoisseur

    Total
    88
    Ambiance
    85
    Selection
    93
    Value
    88
    Service
    85

  • Whiskies
    50+
  • Views
    3522
  • Votes
    25
  • Status
    Active
  • Check-ins
    119

Restaurant location

8 Broomfield Square
AB38 9QP Aberlour
Scotland

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