These are the 33 pubs in Scotland listed as the 'pick of the pubs' in the Good Pub Guide 2019 (Photo: Google Maps)

33 of the best pubs in Scotland - according to the AA Good Pub Guide 2020

Scotland is blessed with a truly excellent pub scene, from old-fashioned boozers to modern bistros.

Such is the quality of the pubs on offer, it can be difficult to choose which one to visit. To help, here are 33 of the best pubs in Scotland according to the AA Good Pub Guide 2019. The pubs listed below are labelled ‘pick of the pubs’ in Scotland by the guide, with many more also included in the book.

Netherley, Stonehaven, AB39 3QS

1. The Lairhillock Inn

Netherley, Stonehaven, AB39 3QS
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Arduaine Gardens, A816, Arduaine, Oban PA34 4XG

2. The Bistro at Loch Melfort Hotel

Arduaine Gardens, A816, Arduaine, Oban PA34 4XG
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Crinan, Lochgilphead, PA31 8SR

3. Crinan Hotel

Crinan, Lochgilphead, PA31 8SR
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The Pier House, Port Appin, Appin PA38 4DE

4. The Pierhouse Hotel and Seafood Restaurant

The Pier House, Port Appin, Appin PA38 4DE
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