The little pub with a big heart. Measuring only 10’ x 15’ and perched on the north bank of the River Fiddich, this unique pub had been in the same family’s ownership since 1919. After the sad death of the legendary Joe Brandie, locals and visitors alike were concerned for the pub’s future, as it had been a meeting place for all.

Last year it was bought and the new owners vowed to keep it as a pub. There are no frills – no television screens, no music, no food – just good old fashioned hospitality. People enter as strangers and leave as friends; old friends are nurtured and new friends welcomed into the fold. It does not boast a huge selection of whiskies, although there are some very interesting expressions, but what it lacks in stock it more than makes up for in the welcome you get. Long after you leave, the memories linger.

When in the area, why not stay at the pub?

Newly converted, stylishly designed and furnished self catering accommodation. Comfy and cosy. £200 per night : sleeps 4 people.

The garden is a sun trap; the river gurgles close by; watches and clocks miraculously become redundant – the pub and its setting work their magic within minutes of your arrival.

What’s not to like?

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