PUB and BEER TRAILS... ...

Montrose 2

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 (Provest 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 Provest Scott's Road toturn 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 twon 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 B@r which we missed out at the start of the tour.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANSWER
Casablanca

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.

B@r is the last on the trail.

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