About Smoky Barrels
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!
We were running a little late so the waitress kindly rushed us through the set up to get more time but it was disappointing to be told to leave on time then sit at the side and watch no one else take over from us and the room was empty. Also had wrong drinks delivered and the bar staff had stick checks and iPhones to check over serving us
Really good fun, but time went really quickly. I'd have liked a bit longer.
Virtual hunting game needs work as after first 5-10 minutes it becomes very repetitive. Very expensive for what you're getting compared to other venues.
Lunch was great! Vegan burger surprisingly good!
We really enjoyed the shooting, however, the food was lukewarm and the portion was rather small. The selection of drinks were very nice. Would go again for the shouting experience but definitively not for the food.
what a fab addition to the City. really good fun and suitable for ALL.
We didn’t eat, visiting Smoky Barrels for the virtual shooting range in the basement. There are a number of these 1 hour events including pong-pong; table tennis; flight club - but this is by far the best we have tried. Really great venue, reasonable (for the City) priced drinks, excellent system for the shooting range with a very much “point and shoot” style of play, so nothing complicated. Lots of viewers so you need to be confident, but after the first few rounds you really don’t care and just enjoy the harmless fun (and competition if so minded). Highly recommended
Great fun. Perhaps could have used a little more instruction.
A good chuckle but for the price could of chucked in a free beverage or a bowl of bar snacks. Low score on food and drink as we didn’t have any
Guns didn't line up for the first 15 minutes. All dress up clothes smelt. And staff weren't friendly, literally told us off at the end to leave even though we still had 5 minutes left. And even though the guns didn't line up, we didn't get any time to get our 15 minutes back. Game was also poor quality. Not worth the £70. Much better experience in the actual restaurant above.
Great fun. Loved the dress up.
Really enjoyed the experience, thanks to all the staff
Shockingly poor! Given a very limited menu the time we had to wait between each course was ridiculous! Kept having to ask for our next course - at least 30mins between each course. We arrived late as the venue was difficult to find. We telephoned ahead but the restaurant did not pass that message on to the shooting gallery downstairs so we were rushed through our experience and had about 10mins shooting time. All in all a very below par experience and I would not recommend this venue to anyone.
Great selection of Whiskies available, great service and atmosphere.
What an incredible team as well as atmosphere. I went to this lovely restaurant for my birthday and I highly recommend to anyone.
The bartender there was really lovely and attentive. She got us going with drinks, then showed us how to use the virtual shooting game. Came back often enough for us to order more drinks. Was very friendly and made us feel welcome! The game itself was very fun and perfect for my partners birthday!
We loved it!!!! Two young barman were great. Great atmosphere, great food , great venue. Will definitely be coming back but as a bigger party. Cheers guys it was a pressie for my husband. Loved it!!!!
A great experience
The shooting was quite fun, though a little repetitive when there are only two of you. I think bigger groups would be better for this. Be prepared the guns are a little heavy but not too bad. Staff are a bit abrupt and sharp. There was a large group in and they were in the middle. Seems like that could have been thought through better as they were then in the way and loud!
Overall good experience - our team had a great night. Would recommend virtual shooting. Food and service both are good.
Your staff were so friendly and cheerful, food was amazing, and the VR shooting experience was such fun we will bring our friends to try it out soon!!
It's a great idea and nice to do something different. I think the staff do need to explain it better as we only got the hang of it after an hour of playing. It's also very dark and loud in the small basement so hard to hear when staff are explaining things or really see what you're doing. A great concept and a bit of fun, but could be improved.
Shooting games are great and for the half an hour we had it was just enough to get our inner killer out of our systems. Service was great!