66 new Scottish pubs named in the Good Beer Guide 2023


CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide – the UK’s best-selling beer and pub guide which is celebrates its 50th anniversary this year – has found 66 new pubs in Scotland to add to it recommendations. The first edition, published in 1972, featured around 1,500 pubs and 105 brewing companies. Today it surveys 4500 pubs and over 1800 breweries, with a total of around 308 in Scotland.

Compiled by thousands of independent volunteers, it helps identify significant trends and themes across the pub sector. CAMRA explain that it “highlights pubs selected by CAMRA members as places to savour good beers from small breweries as well as cask-conditioned lagers and world beers and some pubs are highlighted for serving real ciders too.”

The new entries in Scotland are:-

  • Stag, Aberdeen, Crown Street
  • Under the Hammer, Aberdeen, North Silver Street
  • Invercauld Mews, Braemar, Glenshee Road
  • Royal Oak Hotel, Cullen, Castle Terrace
  • Belvedere Hotel, Stonehaven, Evan Street
  • Shepherds Rest, Westhill, Straik Road
Argyll and the islands
  • Creagan Inn, Appin, Creagan
  • Tigh-an-Truish Inn, Clachan Seil
  • Ingrams, Dunoon, Ferry Brae,
  • Cuilfail, Kilmelford
  • Markie Dans, Oban, Victoria Crescent
  • Black Bull Inn, Rothesay, West Princes Street
  • Macs Bar, Rothesay, Castlehill Street
Ayrshire and Arran
  • Black Bull Inn, Darvel, West Main Street
  • Auld Brig, Irvine, Fullarton Square
  • Paddle Steamer, Largs, Gallowgate Street
  • Mill House, Stewarton, Dean Street
The Borders
  • Ancrum Cross Keys, Ancrum, The Green
  • Clovenfords Hotel, Clovenfords, Vine Street
  • Rutherfords, Kelso, The Square,L
  • Border, Kirk Yetholm, The Green
Dumfries & Galloway
  • Douglas Arms, Dumfries, Friars Vennel
  • Harbour Inn, Garlieston, South Crescent
  • Masonic Arms, Gatehouse of Fleet, Ann Street
  • Creebridge House Hotel, Newton Stewart, Minnigaff
Edinburgh & The Lothians
  • Duck’s Inn, Aberlady, Main Street
  • Black Cat, Edinburgh, Rose Street
  • Sandy Bell’s, Edinburgh: Central, Forrest Road
  • Artisan, Edinburgh: East, London Road
  • Clark’s Bar, Edinburgh: North, Dundas Street
  • Mather’s, Edinburgh: North, Broughton Street
  • Stobsmill Inn (Bruntons), Gorebridge, Powdermill Brae
  • Black Bull, Mid Calder, Market Street
  • David Macbeth Moir, Musselburgh, Bridge Street
  • Prestoungrange Gothenburg, Prestonpans, High Street
Greater Glasgow
  • Coach House, Bridge of Weir, Main Street
  • Hudsons, East Kilbride, Cornwall Way
  • Ben Nevis, Glasgow, Argyle Street, Finnieston
  • Clockwork, Glasgow, Cathcart Road, Mount Florida
  • Counting House, Glasgow, St Vincent Place
  • Doublet, Glasgow, Park Road, Woodlands
  • Scotia Bar, Glasgow, Stockwell Street
  • Habbies Bar & Grill, Kilbarchan, New Street
  • Clydesdale Inn, Lanark, Bloomgate
  • Talbot Arms, Milngavie, Main Street
  • Lord of the Isles, Renfrew, Xscape, Kings Inch Road

Highlands & Western Isles

  • Badachro Inn, Badachro
  • Cawdor Tavern, Cawdor, The Lane
  • Bothy Bar, Fort Augustus, Canalside
  • John O’Groats Brewery & Tap Room, John O’Groats, The Last House
  • Suie Bar, Kincraig
  • Loch Ness Inn Lewiston, Lewiston, near Drumnadrochit
  • Whitebridge Hotel, Whitebridge
  • Ceres Inn, Ceres, The Cross
  • Guildhall & Linen Exchange, Dunfermline, High Street
  • Golden Acorn, Glenrothes, 1 North Street
  • Auld Hoose, Kinghorn, Nethergate
  • Robert Nairn, Kirkcaldy, Kirk Wynd
Loch Lomond, Stirling & The Trossachs
  • Tullie Inn, Balloch, Balloch Road
  • Allanwater Brewhouse, Bridge of Allan, Queens Lane
  • Clachan Inn, Drymen, The Square

Bothy Bar (Albert Hotel), Kirkwall: Orkney, Mounthoolie Lane

  • Counting House, Dundee, Reform Street
  • Capital Asset, Perth, Tay Street
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