These are the 13 best pubs in Scotland according to Google reviews

If you’re looking for a good night out or Sunday pub lunch and don’t know where to start, then these bars and inns are a good place to start.

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From iconic whisky bars to cosy country retreats, these are some of the best bars in Scotland as voted for by Google reviewers.

This long-established whisky bar in Glasgows city centre gets a rating of 4.7 out of 5 from over 2000 reviews. One google user wrote: Nice atmosphere and a ton of selection!"
Reviewers rate the pub grub in this 4.7 rated inn, with one saying: Best food of our trip to Scotland. Ambience, choice, service all 5 star plus! Would definitely go back and drive a long way to get there!
Rated 4.7 out of 5, this Inn and Ale shop serves food and drinks and has reviews such as: Excellent food and service, good choices available. Cosy and friendly atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

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4.7 is the rating for this pub, with one reviewer writing: Lovely pub. Great friendly staff. Really helped turn a good meal into a great night.
Really great spot in Dundee! They've a wide selection of great beers and there's normally a really cool atmosphere one reviewer comments of this 4.6 rated, dog-friendly bar.
Great pub! Make sure you book a table as its popular, with good reason. says one reviewer of this 4.6 rated inn.
Fun, quirky place to stop for a pint. When we visited there was live music on which was really enjoyable and the staff were really friendly! says one review of this 4.6 rated pub.

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Reviewers love the food and drinks selection in this 4.6 rated pub. One wrote: Whisky tasting with historical & musical notes. Excellent evening!
This inn is rated 4.5 out of 5 with over 1500 reviews and comments include: Amazing place to recover from a hard walk. Very dog friendly and hot chocolates were amazing.
Reviews include: Great food and lovely warm fire on a night, it was perfect for this 4.5 rated pub.
Reviewers like this bars live music, with one commenting: Friendly little pub that does the usual drinks and a damn good pint of Guinness. Go though for the live folk music. A little gem of a pub and well worth a visit.

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This pub is rated 4.5 and is described by one reviewer as a: Proper old school pub. Great selection of reasonably priced beers and friendly bar staff.
4.6 out of 5 for this bar, with one review saying: Great wee pub lovely owners.