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Full Postal AddressClachnaharry Inn, 17-19 High Street, Clachnaharry, INVERNESS, IV3 8RB [Map]
Telephone Number01463 239806Pub's Own Website 
Opening Times11-23 MO-WE; 11-00 TH-SA; 12:30-23:45 SU
FacilitiesEvening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals, Quiet Bar, Campsite At / Near Pub

The Clachnaharry Inn, January 2000

This pub's a 17th Century coaching inn on the main A862 road to Beauly a couple of miles north west of the centre of Inverness. The pub offers fine views northward from the small beer garden at the rear. The garden overlooks the Far North railway line which goes to Thurso, Wick and Kyle of Localsh. It also overlooks the sea loch at the end of the Caledonian canal with the Beauly Firth and Black Isle behind.

We found the staff in the pub friendly and helpful. The pub has several bars though we sat in the lounge overlooking the Beauly Firth. Beer from the local Tomintoul brewery was available as well as a couple of guest beers which included Red Cuillin from the Skye Brewery. All were in excellent condition. They also have a house beer which they call Clachnaharry Village Ale on sale too though I've forgotten who brews that one.

If you fancy some good reasonably priced food then the Clachnaharry is a must. They offer everything from stovies made on the premises to herring with oatmeal in parsley butter. We had an excellent meal there one weekday lunchtime. Bar meals are served all day up until something like 10pm.

All in all a great pub offering well-kept real ale with a clear emphasis on small Scottish microbreweries and straightforward Scottish food at prices that won't 'break the bank.' Local CAMRA Town Pub of the Year 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002, and Scottish CAMRA Pub of the Year 2001.

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