•   Home  •  About This Guide  •  Bookshop  •  Latest News  •  Contact  •
   FIND PUBS     >> By Maps    >> By County    >> Full List    >> New Entries
» Scotland » Strathcarron Hotel, Strathcarron 

Full Postal AddressStrathcarron Hotel, STRATHCARRON, IV54 8YR [Map]
Telephone Number01520 722227Pub's Own Websitehttp://www.strathcarronhotel.com/ 
Opening Times11-23 MO-SU
FacilitiesAccommodation, Car Park, Evening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals, Rail Station Near Pub, Campsite At / Near Pub

The Strathcarron Hotel, December 1999

Good pubs are unfortunately still few and far between in the North of Scotland though they do seem to be rather well represented in this guide. There's nothing worse though than a bad pint of beer after an excellent days walking or climbing and there's little danger of that happening in the bar at this hotel. Easy to find, it's on the A890 road from Lochcarron to Kyle of Localsh and the Isle of Skye. It's also right next to Strathcarron station and is worth stopping at if you've time before catching the train on the scenic 'Kyle line' hauled by a....errr....what was it again Phil? Great views too across the loch though it was all looking a little grey while we were there in late December.

Great beer on offer including at least one from the Skye brewery, Red Cuillin while we were there. They're open all day, even Sundays and serve a wide range of decent food during most of their opening hours too. We glanced at their menu and are definitely planning to call in again for a proper meal.

Good quality accommodation is available in the hotel and there's also camping very close by with the hotel allowing campers access to all of the hotel's facilities. Good pool table too.

Scotland's True Heritage Pubs: Pub Interiors of Special Historic Interest,
CAMRA members, 2007
An invaluable guide to 115 of the country's most unspoilt pubs and their unique interiors, many of which have altered little in the past 40 years or so.

Bar Secrets Edinburgh,
M Matthews, 2006
Features 52 bars, one for every week of the year.

The Glasgow Pub Companion,
R Kenna, 2002
An updated edition of the companion to over 200 of Glasgow's pubs which encompasses the old, the traditional and the newer style bar/cafes. Biographical details of each are accompanied by a photograph (often with interiors) and ratings for entertainment, wine selection, food and ale.

Glasgow's Pubs and Publicans,
J Gorevan, 2002
Thoroughly researched guide to Glasgows pubs and publicans

The Hidden Inns of the South of Scotland,
J Billing & R Peace, 2000
This title covers the major regions of Southern Scotland - Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Lothians, Renfrewshire, in and around Glasgow, in and around Edinburgh, Stirlingshire, Perth and Kinross, Fife, Angus and Argyle and Bute.

Edinburgh & Leith Pub Guide,
S McHardy, 2000
Independent and thoroughly researched book full of information on over 200 pub. There are maps and 12 pub trails to follow.

Best Pub Walks Around Edinburgh,
D Hunter, 2000
Each of the 26 walks in this guide starts and finishes at a pub and range from three to ten miles through a variety of countryside

Best Pub Walks Around Glasgow,
D Hunter, 1999
26, circular, assorted walks from 3 to 10 miles with a selection of sights and delights to tempt even the most confirmed 'cityphile' beyond the urban limits. Plenty of good food and beer to be had at one of the hospitable pubs along the way.

More pub books ....


LinksAcknowledgementsPress Reviews
© Copyright Dr Ant Veal 1997-2008