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The Crook Bar

1 Allanvale Road, Bridge of Allan, Stirling FK9 4NU, Scotland
+44 1786 834365
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (33 reviews)
“chorizo” (6 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Allanvale Road, Bridge of Allan, Stirling FK9 4NU, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit a bit and it’s good but losing the great it used to be portions getting smaller, come on get the great back And season and taste your meatballsMore

Thank Dedeshaw
Tony A, Owner at The Crook Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Dede, Thanks for taking timeout to leave your valuable feedback. We haven’t intentionally reduced the portion size for any items that are on our menu, so apologies if that’s what you experienced. My wife and I have had a chat with the Chefs regarding...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After completing some work locally, adjacent the the Allan Water river, my friend and I not being from the area went looking for some food as close as possible to where we had parked off Allanvale Road. We saw a man eating an ice cream...More

Thank Anne W
Tony A, Owner at The Crook Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Anne, Thank you very much for your detailed review. It really makes our efforts worth while when customers like yourself take time out to write about their experience in The Crook Bar. You’re right about the Gins - we have over 20 to choose...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ten people, dozens of delicious tapas dishes (or so it seemed), plenty of bread to soak up the various dips, good for vegetarians and meat eaters.

Thank EdinburghNewTown
Tony A, Owner at The Crook Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much for great review. Please spread the word and hopefully we’ll see you again very soon! Cheers, Tony.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Fab food , great atmosphere , brilliant service , top night ! Never fails to deliver and the sat night live music attracts all sorts , great vibe good value and well worth going back . Gus

1  Thank gusmackenzie2017
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

One of the best places we have eaten locally. Lovely selection of food which tasted amazing! Wide selection of great gins. Staff were so friendly and welcoming too. Can’t recommend it highly enough!

Thank Claire T
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The staff at the Crook bent over backwards to make my daughters 18th birthday celebration a day to remember from helping blow up balloons to wearing face masks. The food was amazing and they catered for everyone’s needs (right down to checking that the prosecco...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Tucked away, this isn’t the most obvious of bars or restaurants in Bridge of Allan but it’s worth calling in for the tasty tapas and good drinks selection. Food is served quickly and the service is friendly. Good value.

Thank mattontwowheels
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We'd heard about the Crook Bar and thought we'd give it a try. A Saturday early evening and obviously very popular. Good service and great choice of tapas, we'll be back.

Thank Dave M
Tony A, Owner at The Crook Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi Dave - thanks very much for trying our bar and taking time out to leave this great review. We hope to see you back very soon! Kind regards, Tony.

Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Tasty food with something for everyone! We had a great girl serve us and help us pick the perfect gin! Will be back soon to try more tapas!

Thank emmam_xox
Tony A, Owner at The Crook Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thanks very Emma for your great review - we’ve got some great new gins coming soon and some superb specials being served for the summer! Kind regards, Tony.

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

First time here, a very lively Saturday night with a live band (Boogaloo) playing later on. Tapas was very tasty, the beer was cold and fresh and then the gin was even better! The overall vibe was fab. The staff were fantastic; extremely friendly and...More

Thank Adventurer_travel
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Questions & Answers
14 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Tony A | Property representative |
Hi - thanks for your question. We have chicken wings and also meatballs that kids tend to like. Also, we can put the sauce for the potato bravas on the side which esstenally gives you square cihips! You can view our full... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Allanvale Road, Bridge of Allan, Stirling FK9 4NU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirling  >  Stirling  >  Bridge of Allan
  • Phone Number: +44 1786 834365
  • E-mail
The Crook Bar serves Tapas, fine wine and cold beer. It's causal dining at its best, so you can either sit down at a table, stand or sit at the bar to eat and drink in our atmospheric little bar. We've matched the wines with the food, so why not come see for yourself!
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