SquareMeal Review of
The Scottish Stores
Recently revamped, this atmospheric fuggy Edwardian freehouse – formerly The Flying Scotsman – is an amalgamation of two venues. Its three wood-panelled snugs with their faded hunting scenes are high on arts & crafts charm, and organised chaos. Business is brisk, the place jam-packed with folk drawn to craft and cask ales. The in-house Stores Pour is a decent pint at 3.7% abv and there’s a regularly changing cast of British and imported beers, plus draught artisan ciders and numerous malt whiskies. Grub includes meaty filled pies (try the pork and Stilton), haggis, and salt-beef baps. The new conjoined twin venue is more contemporary and features a roof terrace. The Wine Stores (open for breakfast from 8am) offers a dozen or so sensibly priced wines on tap along with fairly priced fizz. Espresso Martini and Americano are among a small range of familiar cocktails, and bar snacks come courtesy of Street Revolution.