Forth Valley

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Locale Pubs

The following pubs are in the Locale scheme. Each recognises the importance of permanently having Real Ale from breweries in the local area.

  • Balmaha
    • Oak Tree Inn Main Street Balmaha G63 0JQ Telephone(01360) 870357

      Balmaha is a picturesque village situated on the quieter eastern shore of Loch Lomond, on the route of the famous West Highland Way and close to the statue of climber, author and broadcaster Tom Weir. An award-winning pub-restaurant with three hand pumps dispensing Scottish ales from nearby Loch Lomand Brewery. Meals are served all day and there is a large outdoor drinking area under the eponymous oak tree. Forth Valley CAMRA Rural Stirlingshire Pub of the Year 2016.

  • Bridge of Allan
    • Allanwater Brewhouse Queens Lane Bridge of Allan FK9 4NY Telephone(01786) 834555

      The brewery tap of Allanwater (formerly Tinpot) is a working brewery and pub in one. It is furnished with historic pieces of brewery equipment and offers free tasters and brewery tours. A warm welcome is always forthcoming and the pub is popular with locals, walkers, tourists and CAMRA Members. Children and well behaved dogs are welcome. Allanwater beers include the unusual and interesting including Marmalade Pot, Thai Pot, and gluten free beers.

  • Dollar
    • Forager 19-23 Bridge Street Dollar FK14 7DE Telephone(01259) 742200

      Formerly the Kings’s Seat and the Inn at Dollar, it had previously undergone total reconstruction and refurbishment with a modern interior before being leased to Dean Banks, the current licensee and operator.

      The Forager offers modern pub food using the finest regional produce in their own special way, an eclectic selected wine list and local real ales in a relaxed setting.

      It has been finished to a very high standard providing a number of different areas for customers, and differing comfortable seating arrangements, catering for large or small groups, together with a very modernised bar area. Further seating come function area is on the first floor and décor throughout is of a high order.

      Very dog friendly in the bar areas.

  • Fintry
    • Fintry Inn 23 Main Street Fintry G63 0XA Telephone(01360) 860224

      Established 1750 with long tradition as a country pub. Recently renovated yet keeping historic appearance. For many this will represent their idea of what a village pub should be - comfortable, cosy and welcoming. As a traditional village public house, it has an on-site micro brewery, “Fintry Brew Crew” whose beers will always be available, along with one guest beer. It also has extensive whisky selection. Hosting comedy and music sessions, popular with locals and tourists. Restaurant and off-licence services are available. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

  • Kilmahog
    • Lade Inn Kilmahog FK17 8HD Telephone(01877) 330152

      On the edge of the Trossachs National Park, this pub is popular with locals and tourists alike. The three ales are unique to the Lade. WayLade - a good flavoured, creamy blonde bitter with a malty, fruity nose and lightly hopped after taste- (3.9% abv) LadeBack - a rounded, slightly sweeter, refreshing amber ale that is well balanced with a hop dominated dry finish- (4.5% abv) LadeOut - a robust and satisfying dark ale with a complex flavour of dark chocolate and liquorice that is rewarding on the palate (5.1% abv) All food is locally sourced and served in either the bar, restaurant or beer garden. Entertainment is laid on most weekends. The Scottish Real Ale shop, adjacent to the pub, offers the largest selection of bottled ales in Scotland. The Lade Inn runs its annual Trossachs Beer Festival from the last Friday in August to the second Sunday in September.

  • Kippen
    • Cross Keys Main Street Kippen FK8 3DN Telephone(01786) 870293

      The Cross Keys is a traditional and comfortable old coaching inn with a rustic feel situated in the small village of Kippen, Stirlingshire, amongst some of Scotland’s most picturesque scenery and between the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, with the ancient city of Stirling only minutes away. Being the oldest inn of its kind in Stirlingshire, The Cross Keys is as traditional as it gets, making it an ideal getaway destination or a great stopover for those going further north or returning south. Also perfect for walkers, cyclists, golfers and fishing. Low ceilings, wood panelled walls and wood floor. A locals pub with a traditional feel. The pub has log fires in winter and the beer garden has great views in summer. There are also three contemporary en suite rooms with heated floors

  • Linlithgow
    • Platform 3 1A High Street Linlithgow EH49 7AB Telephone(01506) 847405

      Small, friendly hostelry on the railway station approach. Originally the public bar of the hotel next door. It was purchased and renovated in 1998 as a pub in its own right, and is now closely involved with the local community. Look out for the goods train that journeys from the station above the bar with ducks waiting on a train that never comes. The pub is very much involved in the community running a number of charity events including a duck race. Three beers are available: Stewart Pentland IPA and two from other Scottish breweries. Live music includes regular folk sessions. Dogs are welcome, with biscuits 'on tap'. Live train departures and arrivals board.

    • West Port Hotel 18-20 West Port Linlithgow EH49 7AZ Telephone(01506) 847456

      Found at the western end of Linlithgow's long sinuous, High Street. It is a reminder of the western entry or port into Linlithgow, where travellers could rest when the port was barred.

      Today this pub and hotel still provides a warm welcome. Food is to the fore complimented by real ale, usually from Loch Leven brewery.

      When the sun shines, head to the spacious rear beer garden. If you feel energetic, the nearby Linlithgow Loch has a very enjoyable circular walk.

      Licenced for alcohol - 11.00 Mon-Sat; 12.30pm Sunday.

  • Pool of Muckhart
    • Inn at Muckhart Pool of Muckhart FK14 7JN Telephone(01259) 781324

      Single storey, old coaching inn in a picturesque rural village close to the Japanese Gardens, overlooked by the Ochil Hills.

      It has low ceilings, exposed timber construction and a welcoming open fire. Recently extended to rear, with a large, spacious bright room with seating and Television.

      The restaurant produces good quality food, making the inn popular with locals and tourists. It serves their own Devon Ales, brewed at its sister pub, Mansfield Arms in Sauchie. Holiday cottages attached.

      There is a side beer garden.

  • Sauchie
    • Mansfield Arms 7 Main Street Sauchie FK10 3JR Telephone(01259) 722020

      This is the oldest operating microbrewery in the Wee County. It is a traditional two bar pub brewing four Devon ales which are dispensed from two hand pumps. Family owned and run, situated within an ex-mining community, the bar is popular with the locals who enjoy lively banter, and families come to enjoy the food served in the comfortable lounge. Both beer and meals are excellent value for money. The pub is on the Stirling via Alloa circular bus route.

  • Stirling
    • Birds & Bees Easter Cornton Road Stirling FK9 5PB Telephone(01786) 473663

      A welcoming converted rustic farmstead, located between the historic Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle, in a residential area on the outskirts of north Stirling. Two large, award winning and well maintained beer gardens featuring a permanent BBQ area in the courtyard and and Petanque pitch. Locally sourced food is served in this award winning gastropub. Three hand pumps serve a variety of good quality Scottish real ales. It is a popular pub with a good mix of locals and tourists.

      The Inn at Torbrex and Inn at Dollar have the same owner.

    • Inn at Torbrex Torbrex Stirling FK7 9HD Telephone(01786) 437260

      Dating back to the 1720s, this former Laird’s house later became a coaching inn operating for nearly 300 years. Located westwards from St Ninians’s Road, the pub retains an olde world feel with original beams, window and door openings and a date plaque at the front door. Modern wood panelling creates a cosy atmosphere with discreet dining areas. Locals can sit at the bar where Harviestoun ales are always on plus one guest, it also has a fine collection of malt whisky.

    • Nicky Tam's Bar & Bothy 29 Baker Street Stirling FK8 1BJ Telephone(01786) 472194

      One of the oldest pubs in Stirling, Nicky Tams opened in 1718 and was originally owned by Laird Graigengelt, whose family crest is still visible above the doors. The building was then purchased by The Weavers Incorporation as one of the five Trade Houses operating in Scotland. Nicky-Tams guarantee a great warmth in atmosphere, friendly, helpful staff and great food. Check out the display of 45's on the stairs and the classic album covers in the bar.