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The Albert has a really small downstairs bar. The counter is a mere step from the door. The pool table takes up more area than it leaves.

Have a pint here

Heavy/bitter: Caledonian Best

Lager         : Tennent’s; Stella4

Cider         : Magners Guinness

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Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea.

Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it

Drink and Music

 

Eddie Rabbitt

Drinkin' My Baby Off My Mind

The Star Hotel was one of the few places looking the worse for wear. It has a large bar/lounge with a dance floor and disco/band area through door at end of the bar. Another with no name outside.

Have a half pint here

Heavy/bitter: Caledonian Best

Lager         : Tennent’s; Fosters; Carling

Cider         : Magners Guinness

Blackhorse Inn is basically a one roomed bar. To the right is a small carpeted  bit (with darts) while the bar is to the front and left. A clean smart little bar catering for local clients.

Half pint here

Heavy/bitter: Caledonia Best; John Smith

Lager         : Tennent’s;  Stella

Cider         : Magners Guinness

Northern Vaults looks like a pub to avoid from the outside (with letter hanging of name). However inside it is a smart bar. A pool table is after the entrance followed by the serving counter then it opens out to dining area. There is usually live entertainment on Saturday.

Have a half pint here

Heavy/bitter: Caledonian Best; Tartan; John Smiths

Lager         : Tennent’s; Stella; Carling

Cider         : Strongbow Guinness

Royal Arch is not a looker from the outside. However, the inside is a fine long thin wee bar catering for locals. There is a small serving area with stool. There are some tables and stool beyond this and pool room further on.

Have a half pint here

Heavy/bitter: Caledonian Best; Ember

Lager         : Tennent’s; Stella

Cider         : Strongbow Guinness

Golf Inn was a bungalow style building. Bar room to left and lounge to the right of the entrance. The bar was a bit tight at the door but opened out around to the right.

Have a pint here

Heavy/bitter: John Smiths; Tartan; McEwan’s Pale Ale; McEwan’s 80/-

Lager         : Tennent’s; Fosters; 1664

Cider         : Strongbow Guinness

Links Hotel is a large hotel based around and old mill owner’s mansion. It has extended to give more rooms and function halls, and a coffee house. The Bar is to the right with the dining room beyond it. The bar has some comfy seats and some tables and chairs. There is a wall sized mirror which makes it seem bigger than it is. It also means it is difficult not to look at yourself. It only has keg lager.

Have a half here; as long as it’s lager

 

Lager         : Tennent’s; Stella4

 

Steeplejacks is acrossthe road from the Market Arms and then walk on d turn left to head back to the station passing [email protected] on your right beside the Picture House

Local Pub Facts

Most bars were small under tenement one roomed pubs swerving their locals.

 

Strangely two had no name on the outside wall.

 

Bars are easy to recognise by groups of smokers blocking the doors.

 

Despite some outward appearances almost all of the bars were smart, clean and looking relatively recently done up.

Leaving the Neptune there is the longest walk of the tour. Continue along what is Erskine St and gross over to Melville Gardens and walk up past the Town hall. This takes you to Montrose Academy. Turn left, then right along the front of the school and this leads to green squares, called mid-links, on you right. Continue up this road (Provost Scott's Road).Half way up the third grassy square is The Links Hotel and on the next corner is The Park Hotel. Continue up Provost Scott's Road to turn up, 2nd left, Carnegie St. At the top of this is the Golf Inn.

Turn right out of the Golf Inn, then left along North St. This brings you to the main road, Murray St. Across the road and up to the right is The Northern Vaults. On leaving here walk down Murray St towards the town centre.

Walking towards the town centre there is The Blackhorse Inn. Just after when the road widens out, also on the right, is The Royal Arch.

Cross over the High St and go down, New Wynd, which is second on the left. On this street there is The Star Hotel and, a little further on, The Albert.

Walk back up to the High St and cross over to go down the street on the right which was the street we came into the town from the railway station. Here find [email protected] which we missed out at the start of the tour.

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PUB QUIZ

What is the main alcoholic component of a Mai Tai cocktail?

ANSWER

 

ANSWER

Casablanca

[email protected] is the last on the trail.

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