Remarkable choice of drinks, a good welcome and bargain food
The good pub guide review
This traditional, often bustling bar has several linked rooms, all warmly understated with cream or terracotta walls, a mix of chairs and tables, a leather sofa and plenty of bar stools on polished bare boards or carpeting. As well as more than 500 malt whiskies, the splendid drinks choice includes real ales (over 800 sold throughout the year) sourced from breweries across Britain and served from swan-necked handpumps, including Caledonian Deuchars IPA and nine daily changing guests, continental bottled beers, a farm cider and, in a remarkable display behind the counter, 50 gins, 20 rums and lots of vodkas. There's a TV, background music and board games, a pub quiz on Wednesday and live music on Saturday. Outside, there are circular picnic-sets on a small terrace, and modern tables and chairs set out in front. No dogs inside.
The good pub guide food review
Exceptionally good value food includes sandwiches, jacket potatoes, peppered mushrooms, giant yorkshire pudding filled with chicken breast, mash and pepper sauce, chilli con carne, all-day breakfast, Cajun chicken, assorted burgers, sirloin and rib-eye steaks, and puddings such as clootie dumpling and apple pie with custard.