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Our Favourite Pubs in Scotland

A selection of what we think are the best pubs in Scotland

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Best Pubs in Scotland

Our team's selection of the best and our favourite pubs in Scotland with an emphasis on good beer, general atmosphere and grub when available. As a principle, we prefer them local in tone and spirit and with a desire to support local breweries and crafts.

Meantime, we know there will be publicans fuming that we have not included them - give us a reason to by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be amenable for sure!


Clachaig Inn

Very friendly inn with accommodation on the road at the north end of Glencoe. Food and ales available all year and best place in the area for refreshment. Award winning. Overlooks Aonach Moor.

Scran & Scallie Pub

Gastro pub in Stockbridge in Edinburgh from team at the Kitchin. Scran is colloquial term for food. Focus on food naturally but local ales as well.

V Deep

V DEEP is Scotland’s first Communal Craft Beer & Curry Bar serving up 21 unique dishes designed to be shared as the perfect accompaniment to an ever evolving Craft Beer line up.

Benleva Hotel Bar

Part hotel, part bar and part their own brewery and all about beer! CAMRA award winning

Creel Inn Catterline

A seafood restaurant in wonderful location with a very friendly pub attached. On a good day, the heaven to be in.

Kay's Bar

Legendary little bar hidden in Jamaica Street which you wont find if you dont know it is there. Snug and apt to get crowded. Very Scottish

Plockton Inn

Hotel & restaurant as well as lively local bar. Excellent local seafood and live music twice a week. Cask ales & drams.

Shore Inn Portsoy

Ancient harbour side Inn that's been pulling some lovely pints for some 300 years. Great place for a stop and to enjoy this tight little North Sea fishing port.

The Caberfeidh

Friendly local pub in centre of the village with good beers and locally sourced food. Good for stop and sunsets at the right time. Popular with locals