Just on the outskirts of Edinburgh is Queensferry. On the shore of the Firth of Forth, between both of the iconic Forth Bridges. If you’re staying in the area, or visiting from a more central location, you may want to know where are the 10 best pubs in South Queensferry.
The Ferry Tap
Once a pub filled with local ferryman, the Ferry Tap is one of many Queensferry bars close to the water. If you’re visiting at New Year it’s an infamous meeting point for Loony Dook, when the locals take a Hogmanay dip in the North Sea.
This comes under the Brewers Fayre chain of pubs, close to the harbour. It’s a family friendly bar with play areas and even the opportunity to hold your children’s birthday party.
The Anchor Inn
Grab a window seat and look out over the Forth rail bridge. This is a traditional pub, but its location is perfect for passing trade.
The Hawes Inn
For those with an avid interest in Scottish literacy, it is believed Robert Louis Stevenson wrote part of the novel “Kidnapped” while staying at the Hawes Inn. If you’re looking to visit for dinner, then best to book at table in advance.
The Boat House
Have some food in the bistro bar, or choose a bottle of wine from the extensive wine list. With an outside area set against a backdrop of the Forth Bridge, you will feel as though you could reach out and touch it.
The Inchcholm Inn
If you’re planning on boarding a boat and heading over to Inchcholm Island for the day, then the Incholm Inn will be awaiting your return with a nice cold beer. With boat trips available nearby, you won’t have to venture far when you get back.
As well as providing rooms to visitors, the Innkeeper’s Lodge welcomes guests and passers-by for a drink or bite to eat.
The Three Bridges
With restaurants up and down the country, the Three Bridges pub belongs to Harry Ramsden’s chain of fish and chips shops. What better way to sample the UK’s most popular take-aways than by eating at one that helped set the benchmark.
The Rail Bridge
You can get a good plate of Scottish food at the Rail Bridge bistro, start the day for breakfast or make it a stop for lunch. If it’s just a drink you’re after, you can sit outside on the banks of the River Forth.
Orocco Pier Hotel
If you’re looking for a sophisticated dinner, then the Samphire Restaurant and Bar will provide you with a great dinner. If it’s a more relaxed pint you’re after, then Anitco Café Bar at the Orocco Pier Hotel is only next door.
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