Opposite the Olde Ship, this seems to bask in the reflected glory: we went in because The Olde Ship was rammed, as did several others. It doesn’t have the olde-worlde charm, but it does have great beer and food, friendly staff, free wi-fi, and a great view over the harbour. Dog-friendly too. Like the ship, it’s got rooms, but both feel mostly like pubs.
It’s a hotel, but the bar felt enough like a pub for inclusion here. We dropped in for lunch, which was pleasant, as was the welcome. Real ale was on offer, but sadly only Hobgoblin on this day, which I’m not keen on. The lager was OK though, and prices were pretty good.
Listed in CAMRA’s historic pub interiors, this little pub keeps a timewarp feel. No real ale when we visited, sadly, but pleasant staff and locals, and the lager was bearable.
Again, it’s a hotel, but the bar area feels sufficiently pub-like. Great staff, decent beer (2 real ales), and good food- a step above average pub food. Not cheap, but not rip-off, and you have to remember overheads here are greater. Right alongside the Crinnan Canal; there’s some outside seating, and a separate restaurant if you want quieter dining. We ate here three times, and drank a couple of times on top of that, as we were staying nearby.
The stuff of legends. Why have I not been here before? Well, mainly because it’s way over in Netherton. It’s worth the trip though: a traditional, multi-room pub with great features, a famed brewery onsite, good food, and tons of atmosphere. One of my favourite pubs. We were blessed by good weather to enjoy the pleasant beer garden, but the inside is wonderful too.
Nice traditional pub- again with rooms, but this place really does feel like a pub. It’s a bit further from town than the others, on the A149. Good beer choice- ale and the usuals, plus good food at a decent price. Outside space as well, and great staff
Another actual hotel, but publike. I suppose we’re seeing the original inns that have changed less in this part of the world. Good food and beer, helpful staff, and nice outside space:
Lovely traditional pub right in the centre. No food, but several well-kept real ales, a very friendly barman, atmosphere, and a bit of outside space on a sunny day. Perhaps on the grotty side for some, but I love it.
Nothing exceptional: beer Ok, but rather lacking in atmosphere.
A hotel, but the bar is a traditional pub. Good beer, great food, pleasant staff.