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.