Alexander BainMarket Place
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The Alexander Bain has to be the most northerly Wetherspoon in the UK, and is open from 08:00 for breakfasts, but does not serve beer until 11:00
This pub is named after the inventor Alexander Bain who was born on the outskirts of Wick in 1810. He invented the electric clock and designed an electromagnetic means of transmitting images. It is located in a former post office building.
Although there are six handpumps, sometimes there can be only two or three unique ales available. Better to be realistic than to offer "off" beer. The "natural" cellar tends to be very cold in the winter, and warmer in the summer.
There are three main areas inside which include the bar area with its high vaulted ceiling, and two areas each side. There is also an agreeable split level terraced area outside on warmer days overlooking the river. (Note the area is all non smoking.)
Never closes before 11pm but depending on levels of business on Thursday to Saturday may remain open later.