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13-09-2012, 18:34
Planning a counter-clockwise tour of Scotland in November, mainly via Aberdeen, Inverness, Aviemore and then Glasgow. Any particular places to look out for or beer towns to stop at? :cheers:

sheffield hatter
13-09-2012, 21:09
A few miles outside of Inverness there's the Dores Inn (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/78170/), which has four hand pumps and is worth the trip out (I believe there is a regular bus service, though I was on my bike), and I can strongly recommend the Benleva (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/67227/) at Drumnadrochit, where the Loch Ness brewery is run by a real enthusiast.

In Inverness itself, the Clachnaharry Inn (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/50225/) is a shadow of its former self, and I am reliably informed this is because the previous landlord now runs The Castle Tavern (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/50243/), which is well worth a visit.

In Fort William, at the other end of the Great Glen, the The Grog & Gruel (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/50203/) is not to be missed. In Glen Coe, the Clachaig Inn (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/70483/) is in the same ownership - and if you go there you can be the first to write a review.

When I was in Pitlochry a few years ago, The Old Mill Inn & Restaurant (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/51125/) was very good - this was before I started writing reviews, so you can get another first here too.


16-09-2012, 07:48
Thanks for all that. Itinerary being put together shortly! :D

16-09-2012, 08:21
One other pub near Inverness is The Anderson (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/64670/) on the Black Isle, you can also go round the Black Isle Brewery on the way there.

In Glasgow the Babbity Bowster (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/50074/), and Blackfriars (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/49629/) in the Merchant City and Bon Accord (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/49634/) and Pot Still (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/49684/) further West are usual suspects. Beers from the Clockwork Beer Co in Cartcart are meant to be worth seeking out.

19-09-2012, 12:55
when in glasgow i usually visit Drum & Monkey (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/66641/) a nicholson pub. If you want to tick off wetherspoons 7 within about a mile of george square.