Map of places

Bridge of Allan  


Westerton Arms   has an impressive wooden bar and a raised seating area in front of it. Outside seating to rear. Good bar to sit at.


Have one here


real ale :    Deuchars, Flying Scotsman

heavy:          Bellhaven Best,John Smiths, MeEwan's Export, McEwan's 70/-,


lager:          Fosters, 1664

cider:         Strongbow                                      Guinness

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 I certainly do not drink all the time. I have to sleep you know.

W C Fields

Bridge of Allan is a small town outside Stirling close to Stirling University and the Wallace monument. It can be reached by the A9 out of Stirling or by train.

Allanwater Brewhouse bar is excellent. This is Bridge of Allan's hidden gem,  found behind The Adamo. Unfortunately, only open 2-5pm it serves several ales from the brewery. The interesting bar made from barrels has books and games available. there are a variety of tables including outside courtyard, and a large collection of beer bottles.

Good Beer Guide 2013 (CAMRA)


stay for several

real ale:    


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The Crooked Arms has been refurbished and re-named as The Crook Bar (and Tapas) is popular and noisy. small serving area close to door which then opens out into large lounge with second serving area from same bar. Lounge has small stage. Sometimes awkward to get past first swerving area to get to seating.


have one here


heavy:         McEwan's Export

lager:         1664, Amstel, Fosters,

Cider:        Strongbow                                     Guinness

All six of the pubs are within a few minutes walk of each other with one being the bar for the Bridge of Allan Brewery

Real Ale Trail

Westerton Arms and the bar of the Bridge of Allan Brewery are the only real ale venues.


Adamo bar is now closed has a thin bar area with some seating at near end. Nice and shiny it is still a pleasant place for a pint.


Have a half here


heavy:         Bitter and Twisted, John Smiths

lager:         Tennant's, Amstel, Fosters, Heineken

Cider:        Bulmers original                             Guinness

The Rising Sun is a nice local black beamed bar. Small serving area to left with darts etc with a large lounge area to the right.


Have one here


heavy:         Bellhaven Best, McEwan's Export

lager:         Stella, Tennant's


The Royal Hotel  has a rather bare bar set out with tables and containing right wing loud talkers. Remembered fondly from previous visits but something not right this time. Outside seating in the sun.


half pint here

heavy          Bellhaven Best

lager:         Stella, Tennents                                    Guinness



St Albans

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Apple Cider Reconstitution