Pull up a chair, and let the glow of a cosy pub on an autumn afternoon warm you to the core.
In 2020, the way we go to the pub has changed but allow yourself the company of a good ale or a fine glass of wine and feel the atmosphere close in against the world outside the window.
1. Tigh An Truish, Island of Seil, Argyll
Found by the Bridge over the Atlantic, just south of Oban, this inn speaks west coast charm with a rickety piano and fine selection of real ales found in the bar. Local seafood is proudly served in the restaurant.
2. The Anderson, Fortrose, Highland
Get your glow on by the wood burning stoves and at the whisky bar. At the moment, The Anderson is supporting local, independent breweries through the pandemic. Definitely worth raising a glass to that.
Photo: John Paul
3. The Clachaig, Glencoe
Famous for its roaring fires, good beers and – in normal times – the buzz of a folk or ceilidh band. There is everything still to be had from a visit to the Clachaig, where you will enjoy your food and drink in the shadows of some of Scotland’s most stunning mountains.
4. The Cross Keys, Kippen, Stirlingshire
Found near Loch Lomond, this pub offers a perfect place to warm up and reset after a day roaming the woods and hills. They have been serving food and ale here since 1703 to travellers and locals. Some things just don’t need to change - although today the Cross Keys is particularly regarded for its gastro pub-style fare.