Drovers Inn Bar

It was a real thrill to be listed amongst some of Scotland’s best and most iconic attractions, restaurants and hotels in Time Out’s UK Breaks Guide. ‘This 18th-century inn looks its age – but in a good way. With its worn wooden floor, open fire, quirky Highland fixtures, candles and whisky, it seems little changed since the days when passing cattle drovers drank here, some 300 years ago. Throw in a good, traditional pub grub menu and you’re on to a winner.’

The Telegraph advised their readers that ‘For a taste of Scotland in Johnson’s day, the historic Drovers Inn (thedroversinn.co.uk), dating from 1705, at Inverarnan near Loch Lomond serves traditional fare with fine ales, whisky and live music in dining rooms that have changed little in centuries.’

We pride ourselves on providing an original Scottish experience, so we were delighted to be listed as one of Escape Here’s 11 Authentic Traditional Pubs in Scotland. ‘Once used by the Highland cattle drovers, who herded cattle to the southern markets via Loch Lomond, Drovers welcomes patrons with a massive, stuffed Grizzly bear front and center of the reception area–and that’s just the start of the pub experience. The venerable coaching inn features furnishings that you can bet are practically original to the building, adding to the familiar feel of the place which is more cozy than run down.’

Our staff are a real asset to the Drovers, from their enthusiasm to their general love of a good natter and sing song (it’s in the job description!). So we were particularly delighted to see them get the credit they deserve in this blog by FoodieUK : ‘The guy at the bar was really friendly and chatty and generally awesome’. The food also got a nod: ‘First thing to say are that the portion sizes are huge! I’m definitely not one of those people that prefers quantity over quality, but if that’s the sort of person you are you will not be leaving this place hungry and you will have had some tasty grub to match.’

The List’s resident ghost hunter Colin Sykes reported some spooky sightings during his stay in room six. ‘After a couple more drinks and some surprisingly good live entertainment at the bar, my girlfriend and I retire for the evening to our haunted room (a sign on the outside imaginatively proclaims ‘The Haunted Room’). We sit on the floor and light a candle stolen from the bar and hold hands, beginning our séance…’ Read more about what Colin saw here

And last, but certainly not least, we couldn’t mention our press cuttings without giving a special nod to that time a certain Hollywood hunk came to visit…. You’re welcome back anytime Gerard! Read all about it here