Food & Drink
Eating Out Scotland
Food & Drink
In informal and casual dining in Scotland of the very best order, Scottish country inns really come into their own. Their reputations locally and regionally are often second to none, and customers often travel regularly from a wide area to meet and dine in the rather unique, rustic and very convivial, friendly atmosphere which is their hall mark. There are no strangers at these places, only friends who have never met.
Expect, and en joy informal lunches, dinners and suppers are served daily in cosy bars, snugs, lounges and small restaurants, with blazing log fires, especially welcome during the winter months, ideal for all comers, whether singles, couples, ladies, families or small groups, and often very much for those who enjoy the ‘great outdoors’, as many feature al fresco dining areas, patios and beer gardens.
Expect extensive menu offering an interesting choice of traditional Scottish dishes often with a ‘home cooking’ feel, and sometimes a bit more modern Scottish with an International ‘twist’, chosen from the best of fresh local produce, and carefully prepared by committed chefs and owners. Daily fresh specials in season are very prevalent too.
And of course, great real ales, featuring many excellent beers brewed here in Scotland, are usually very much to the fore.
Superb selections of the very best Scotch malt whiskies are very much the norm too – with some inns featuring some of the more outstanding whisky lists and gantries you’ll enjoy anywhere in the country.