About Mac and Wild - Downstairs at Devonshire Square
Mac & WIld Devonshire Square's Virtual Shooting / Gun Room transports you to a shoot in the Scottish Highlands. Guests can practice their shot with a state-of-the-art virtual shooting system whilst the rest of the team relax, play dress up in tweed and enjoy whisky and cocktails served by the Mac & Wild loading lads and lassies.
The Gun Room, located on the lower ground floor of Mac & Wild Devonshire Square, is available to book on an hourly basis (£60 per hour). Price includes room hire and a loading lad or lassie to guide you through the shoot / targets – and serve you your drinks…of course!
great place and great fun
Visited Downstairs at Devonshire Square on Saturday. Booked online at 11:30 for a 1 hour shoot at 4pm. The staff had trouble locating our booking which alone would be fine but highlights a poorly run bar. Glasses were warm. At £70 an hour it is quite expensive and when you are told told to prepare to leave 40 mins in and again 6/ 7 mins later you feel more like a cash cow than a valued patron. The last gent who asked us to prepare to leave citing that he had to clean up for the next group rudely should really know better. Not sure he realises he works in hospitality. My advice to anyone considering this activity would be don’t.
It was a great experience at half price - I think full price I’d only book for a work event. Even with four of us for an hour wasn’t quite long enough. The staff were brilliant and wonderfully helpful with whisky suggestions. I’ll certainly suggest to book the entire room for an evening to my work. Thanks so much for a fun night. Kate
Good night out, the shooting was ok but not many options for shooting in pairs. We figured out for ourselves that we could do the clay's in pairs which wasn't explained to us. A decent night out but pricey.
For the price, it would be nice to get table service and have the option to create a tab. There wasn't a great choice of beer and no snacks like nuts, crisps etc. But the actual shooting, which is what we were there to do was good fun
Super excited for our shooting time shames about the staff. We arrived downstairs ready to play and apart from the guy behind the bar who was on his own serving a very busy crowd there were no staff to ask where we should go or what we should do. After 15mins of what now was eating into our shorting time a staff member walked passed and I managed to give her our name for the booking. She showed us our place and then very very quickly told us what to press and do to play and start the game. When I asked questions as I wasn’t sure she rolled her eyes and showed us again. By the time we set up and got going we lost about 25mins of our shorting time. We loved it but when our time was up the staff we’re on us bang on time and quite rude saying times up you’ve got to leave the area as other people were waiting. Not caring that we had to wait for someone to book us in and wasting our time. They also picked up our drinks and took them and we hadn’t even finished them Yet. My partner told me to leave it as we had a terrible experience upstairs with dinner and stuff that I didn’t want it to wind me up anymore. It was such a shame as we were having such a great time. I really want to come back with friends as it was a lot of fun but after the experience it’s put me off.
No one to greet you when you arrive. You just wander downstairs to what is a bar with half the room used for the “shooting range”. It is not your own room as the description suggests and we had people encroaching a little into our area. (This was not a huge problem but it is described as £60 per hour for room hire, not an area in a bar). Had to wait at the bar to get someone’s attention to say we had arrived which ate into our time a little. We were then given a very very quick (about a minute) run down of how it worked and then just left alone to get on with it. No mention made of the “dressing up” things, we found a couple of tweed jackets on hooks nearby but that was it. Very limited in what you can do as a team, the options are effectively the same thing, same scenery etc just a different animal. The individual games were also quite limited. We certainly did not have a lass or lad to take drink or food orders at our area. Someone came over once in the two hours we were there to clear a couple glasses. We had to go to the bar and wait to be served behind everyone else that was also in the bar (which would be fine if the description didn’t say you would have someone come to you). We therefore didn’t order that many drinks and no food at all. We do quite a lot of these activity type evenings as a company and this was a bit disappointing.
A great venue for our corporate event, we hired two shooting lanes and had the canapés menu for our guests. The service, food and drink was great, and the virtual shooting was enjoyed by all.
The only negative of the shooting was that one of the guns we were using had a very delayed trigger which seemed to not respond as the other gun did. We still had fun, but just too bad about that one aspect.
Really great experience .. we lost a little time as the guns weren’t quite right but your staff were amazing and sorted it all for us .. would highly recommend:)
Fun idea, unfortunately very expensive for what it is. Graphics are very basic and only two games that can be played as a group.
Great evening but online contact was sometimes difficult.
A fun time! Definitely will go again. The burger, chips and venison scotch eggs tasted so good.
Booking process was awful. The company use an external booking company that have no idea what they are doing. The re-booked us a number of times. When we told them that we wanted to do the Christmas menu, they didn't take our order over the phone which meant that we couldn't have it on the day. Service was very slow, but the chap that sat us down was very good. He took time to tell us about the restaurant and the menu. He was let down by the other service staff if im honest. We actually booked at table at 7:15pm and shooting at 22:00. We actually didn't finish up until 22.30 so we didn't get the chance to do the shooting which was dissapointing.
Were shown how it works by staff which was great. I would recommend the software adds more two player modes (only 2 currently) and the ability to enter your name and overall score so it is more like bowling
Excellent venue, well managed. Fun shooting experience. Good drinks list and menu. Food excellent. Very kindly popped a candle on a pudding for a birthday! So extremely happy. Thank you. Can we have you in Edinburgh please? X
Large group of us came for a Christmas meal. Had an amazing time: the venue was perfect; the food tasted great and the service was good - the venue was very accommodating with allowing us to arrive quite early and leave a little later.
Shooting was a lot of fun, a few more pairs games would make it that little bit better but still extremely fun. The 2 hours flew by! Definitely will be back!
fantastic service from the team and very impressed with them and the entire experience. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her birthday and I have passed this on to my work as definitely a place to go on a work social :-)
Such a shame, we were all really looking forward to a lovely dinner. The venison was not at all tasty. My friend had to wait longer for him meal, it was also missing part of his order. The sticky toffee pudding was dry and hard. The choc put was also quite dry. It is such a disappointment!
Something totally different
There was no service, not at reception for a reservation, not when we entered the main area down stairs. Value . . . the space we were in was nice, and left to our own devices, which you undoubtably will be, was comfortable. The atmosphere and design offered a great platform for the staff and/or set up to fall below par and offer a mediocre overall experience.
We had a really lovely time at our lunch and the food was delicious, but there were a few frustrations: -Music was other off or crazy loud in our private room -Our dedicated person serving us was rarely around and not very attentive, so i found myself having to go to the bar to ask for drinks, more water, pour our own welcome fizz etc... -there was a mix up with the dietary requirements that I gave so someone who was dairy free, received dairy - They wont give the wifi to their customers which is tricky when you're downstairs and there is no mobile signal