Tag: Fort Augustus
OK, this is a hotel bar, but it passes my ‘feels like a pub test’.
This is where more of the locals and fewer tourists drink in town: it’s a typical Scottish public bar attached to a hotel. No food served in the bar, just the usual (Scottish) suspects beer wise, but friendly and cheaper: we were made welcome as were a couple of (German?) lads.
Very close to The Lock Inn, this is an odd one. The name and appearance outside lead you to expect very traditional features, but nothing inside fits: modern chairs/tables, a fruit machine, a TV. There’s a large conservatory used as a restaurant.
There’s 2 real ales, except when a cross-Scotland cycle/kyak/run drinks the place the dry , and food and a real fire. It’s not bad at all, but it’s a bit pricey (expected) and the food wasn’t as good as up the road, even if the beer choice was *slightly* better, plus something didn’t quite gel about it.
Just over the Caledonian Canal from our holiday cottage, this is a friendly, traditional pub that serves both locals and tourists: it can get very busy with the latter at times.
One hand pump with a localish beer, and a good choice of others. Decent, if not cheap, food, and nice staff, and a cracking view of the locks.