The Wild Boar: the mark of civilisation

True to the pub's name, the head of a wild boar is displayed like a trophy at the front of this friendly bar in one of the liveliest quarters in Aberdeen. There are pictures of boars and stags on the walls elsewhere, but in truth, the sophisticated ambiance is a world away from the days we had to forage for our food. It appeals to families and ladies-who-lunch during the day and brings out the pre-clubbers at the weekend. On Monday, you can enjoy a Belhaven Best while listening to up-and-coming acoustic musicians programmed by the staff. There's a live DJ on Friday and Saturday. And on Sunday, the pub quiz comes with the promise of prizes from Poundland. Two Sky boxes and seven televisions ensure you won't miss out on the top football action.