Black Bitch, 14a West Port, Linlithgow, EH49 7AZ. ☎ 01506 842147.
Caledonian Deuchars IPA and Guest Ales
Four Marys, 65-67 High Street, Linlithgow, EH49 7ED. ☎ 01506 842171.
A stone’s throw from Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, the building dates back to around 1500. The pub is named after the Queen’s four ladies-in-waiting. Initially a dwelling house, the building has had several changes of use over the years – at one time it was a chemist’s run by the Waldie family whose most famous member, David, established the anaesthetic properties of chloroform in 1847. Beer festivals are held in May and October when 12 more handpumps are added.
Meals served Mon – Sat : Noon – 9pm; Sunday : 12.30pm – 8.30pm.
Opening hours: 12 (12.30 Sun)-11 (midnight Wed & Thu; 12.30am Fri & Sat)
Football & Cricketers Arms previously known as Linlithgow Tap, 111 High Street, Linlithgow, EH49 7AB. ☎ 01506 843590
Formerly known as the Footballers & Cricketers Arms the pub has undergone a make over with the introduction of 6 Real Ale taps. Gone are the stained glass panels of footballer and cricketer to be replaced by clear glass windows.
Selling 6 real ales at present time.
Platform 3, 1a High Street, Linlithgow, EH49 7AB. ☎ 01506 847405.
A small friendly free house which has Caledonian Deuchars IPA constantly on tap along with a Guest Ale which normally comes from either Stewarts and Cairngorm breweries.The pub occasionally has live music. Note the memorabilia displayed on the walls and look out for the train running above the bar. Dogs are welcome in the pub.
Star & Garter Hotel 1 High Street, Linlithgow, EH49 7AB. ☎ 01506 845647.
Hotel, Restaurant and bar with 5 beers on tap.
West Port Hotel, 18-20 West Port, Linlithgow, EH49 7AZ. ☎ 01506 847456.
Found in the west of the town as name suggests. Established 1790, it was originally the first inn at which traders from the west would rest and take refreshments on their travels east. Bar now known as Katie Weerie’s, after a local “legend”, is a welcome gathering place for locals and tourists alike. Sports TV and WiFi are available. Ideal for tourists close to Country Park (walking & fishing) and Linlithgow Palace and Loch (fishing).
Opening hours: 11 (12.30 Sun)-midnight