Also it’s a “free hoose” and offers a vast array of single malts and beers for aficionados.
But it must be said it is an amazingly confusing space – it looks limited from the outside – a tiny terrace with beer barrels on the patio, and a labyrinth of rooms inside.
Sunday lunch was a bit of a scrum – appropriate, as a rugby match was being televised in the bar – and the place was knee deep and shoulder high in beefy boys and their gorgeous gals. A menu was procured once I was able to squeeze through.
The choice is mesmeric and a salivating experience. The food is very honest, specifically sourced and delicious. For those of us who prize quality over quantity the little half portions in mugs – cullen skink, haggis neeps and tatties go down very nicely and tastefully. For £5.25 a portion or £8.75 if you want to go big.
There are man-sized portions too – stews are a speciality. Again locally sourced produce.
‘Life is a boring interlude between meals’ – Oscar Wilde
The mac n cheese mugs are cosy comfort food. The quality of the cuisine is totally consistent. You get exactly what it says on the tin.
You can’t book Teuchters, which is refreshing. No queues, just come in and wait. The serving staff are pleasant, friendly, informative, youthful and energetic.
Little people are welcome too, until 10pm, which is another refreshing change.
It is also “dug friendly” which means you can chill with your canine friend sitting by you at the table.
Value for money: 10/10