Mandurah, Rockingham and now Currambine – The Pipers Inn has spread its Scottish themed pub brand north of the river.
Opened in mid-August, next to the Great British Chippy, The Pipers has already proved popular with the large expat British population this side of the Swan.
My husband and I went to try out the Pipers on Friday lunchtime with some Scottish friends. Luckily I had booked a table as it was very busy.
Dominated by its central bar, there are no bar stools but there are several booths. The rest of the Pipers has normal café chairs and tables. There is also a large outside seating area. Decorated with a huge bagpipe player on one side, there are also many framed posters of Scottish icons such as comic characters The Broons, Rab C Nesbitt and the sitcom, ‘Still Game’. A large sign on the bar reads, ‘Failte gu Alba’ – Gaelic for ‘Welcome to Scotland.’
The menu leans heavily towards British tastes with snacks such as Onion Rings ($10), Haggis Balls ($15) and Chicken Pakora ($15). Main meals include the ubiquitous Scottish offering of Haggis, Neeps (turnips) and Tatties ($20) and Belhaven Stout Pie ($20).
The Pipers has a selection of food on Scotch rolls that includes a Square Sausage roll, Black Pudding roll and a Haggis roll(all $7.50). A chip butty ($6) is also available as is the peculiarly Scottish concoction known as a Scotch pie on a roll ($12). It has never appealed to me but I am assured, by friends, that it is gourmet cuisine… still not trying it!
Two friends decided on the Scotch pie with chips and beans ($15), my husband had the white pudding roll ($7.50) with a side of chips and I opted for macaroni cheese with chips ($15).
Another friend picked the Chicken Schnitzel with chips and mushroom sauce from the $10 Seniors menu which is available Monday to Friday from 11am until 2:30 pm. Although it is a bit like ‘chips with everything’, we all enjoyed our meals – just the right sized portions for seniors at lunch. The men in our group were delighted to try out the Scottish beers on tap – Tennents and McEwan’s export. Wine and soft drinks are also available.
The pub’s meat supplier is a closely guarded secret. I did try hard to winkle the information out of our server but no joy! All staff were very friendly and helpful. Food and beverages are ordered at the bar and the food is delivered promptly to tables.
With live music on a Saturday night, karaoke on a Friday evening and a pub quiz on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, the Pipers is intent on bringing in punters from the surrounding area and it is definitely succeeding. Some Scottish premiership soccer games will also be broadcast live in the pub.
The Pipers Inn has picked a winning location for its third Western Australian theme bar – homesick Brits and other locals will be making a beeline for its doors.
Address: 1244 Marmion Avenue, Currambine
Phone: 08 6209 4497
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday: 11am-9pm, Friday and Saturday: 11am -late
Gluten-free options: Limited
Vegetarian options: Limited
Restrooms: Clean and accessible
Parking: Lots of parking outside the Inn and in the Currambine central parking areas
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