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Newly reimagined, The Albyn is a family-run restaurant and bar in Aberdeen's attractive West End. For us, it's been a labour of love, years in the making.

Rooted in

Our family history in the North East Scotland hospitality industry goes back two generations, and we know how to create the perfect atmosphere and experience for any social occasion.

I grew up in the hospitality business. This served me very well as I moved abroad to gain a wealth of international experience, and when the opportunity to reimagine and revive The Albyn came up, it was the perfect chance to move back to Aberdeen with my young family to work on something new and exciting.

— Simon Cruickshank

Rooted in hospitality
Sofa tables

This is an iconic Aberdeen venue — we want to celebrate its unique heritage while looking ahead to an exciting future."

Simon Cruickshank, Owner

Local Produce
at The Albyn

We're proud of this region and what it has to offer — and that includes the great food and drink produced here.

Our chef works with respected, local suppliers in the North-East, using only the best quality ingredients. Our delicious bread is baked in-house by our talented pastry Chef. The bar is stocked with an array of Scottish spirits — from malt whiskies, to premium rums and gins — and local beers feature extensively, from breweries like Brew Toon and Fierce. For dessert, our ice cream is supplied by Simpson's of Buckie — and comes highly recommended.

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Bread Baked In-House

Aberdeenshire Beef

Handmade Scottish Ice Cream

Local Craft Beer

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The Bieldside Inn

In 2022, we were very proud to reconnect at long last with a venue that the Cruickshank family have many fond memories in — The Bieldside Inn.

Simon Cruickshank's father Simon Snr. owned and operated "The Bielder" from 1989 to 2003 — so this acquisition holds extra significance for all involved.

Our beautifully refurbished restaurant, offers a relaxed dining experience for all of the family, with our popular kids menu for the little ones.

If you are looking to host a small event, our function room is the perfect place, complete with it's own private bar!

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The Cults Hotel

In Autumn of 2023, we were delighted to welcome local favourite, The Cults Hotel, to the family.

The Cults Hotel boasts a beautiful conservatory space - the perfect spot for lunch with all the family. If you are looking for a cosy spot to catch up with friends, why not enjoy a pint in our pub? If you are planning an event, we are proud to offer not one, but two function spaces!

Our stunning rooms have recently been refurbished and offer the perfect relaxing night away. Your home away from home...


Please Note: Reservations available for dining only — The bar is first come, first served

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