From the team behind Michelin-starred Kitchin and the award-winning Castle Terrace, this family-friendly gastropub is rustic and charming, with exposed original brickwork sitting alongside tartans, tweeds and tactile Scandinavian detailing. A seasonal menu showcases traditional dishes and forgotten classics, alongside bar ‘scran’, weekend breakfasts and Sunday roasts.
Our meal began with deliciously crisp shredded pig’s ears and homemade pork scratchings, followed by delicate home-cured salmon with rye bread. A main of ham, egg and chips was an utter delight, the tender meat falling off the bone and served with crisp, golden chips. This is no ordinary pub grub. Puddings are hearty, nostalgic affairs – glossy sticky toffee pudding, say, or rich dark chocolate fondant – while the wine list offers plenty of choice by the glass. Scottish beers are well-represented too, with real ales from the likes of Harviestoun and Stewart Brewing – along with co-owner Tom Kitchin's own beer, Yer Ben. Classy comfort food in characterful surroundings.