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Walking the West Highland Way is thirsty work, so you’ll want to plan some much-needed stops along the route.

With so many great pubs to visit, here are just five of the best options for a bit of rest and recuperation in an authentic atmosphere.

Drymen Inn

The Drymen Inn

The food, drink and accommodation are all of an excellent standard at The Drymen Inn. And if you plan your visit well, you can catch live music and other exciting events which enhance its appeal even further.

Set just a couple of miles back from the edge of Loch Lomond, it is also in a great position for exploring the local landscapes and seeing amazing sights.

Rowardennan Hotel

Rowardennan Hotel

Built right on the banks of the loch, this hotel is nestled in amongst the trees and feels like a snug hideaway that’s off the beaten path; just what you need on a hiking holiday through Scotland’s most picturesque region.

The Clansman Bar is the place to go for a drink, even if you aren’t staying the night. It serves good food, made with locally sourced ingredients, and offers outstanding views to gawp at while you sip your pint.

Oak Tree Inn

Oak Tree Inn

This award-winning pub is a family-run establishment that is just as dedicated to serving great coffee as it is offering ales, wines and hearty grub.

The Oak Tree Inn is easily accessible to anyone tackling the West Highland Way, with decent transport links also meaning that you can get in and out by car or bus.

In the warmer months there are picnic tables outside that are ideal for sitting in the sun with a soft drink in hand and a smile on your face.

Bridge of Orchy Hotel
This four star hotel gives you the opportunity to take a load off your feet and stay the night in comfort and luxury.

Bridge of Orchy Hotel

Bridge of Orchy Hotel

This four star hotel gives you the opportunity to take a load off your feet and stay the night in comfort and luxury.

Situated next to the River Orchy, with an ancient bridge crossing over its babbling waters, it’s an excellent example of a rural hotel with bags of personality.

If you just want a drink and a few hours’ respite, head to the bar where you’ll find craft ales, delicious whiskies and a wonderful atmosphere. Visit in the autumn or winter and the open fireplace will fill the bar with a warm glow and make you want to stick around for even longer.

The Grog & Gruel

The Grog & Gruel

Going on name alone, The Grog & Gruel should grab your attention and convince you to drop by for a drink. With a wonderful bar area and a dining room for those who want to refuel for the journey ahead, it’s a brilliant blend of the traditional and the modern.

Beer, whisky, wine or whatever tipple you fancy will taste better when you’re savouring it here. And while it might sound like the kind of pub that is favoured by pirates and sailors, it’s actually an incredibly fun, friendly place to spend some time.

Be sure to mark these pubs on your map if you want to make the most of your West Highland Way experience! The Drovers Inn of course, will always welcome you with open arms! View our menus for an idea of the comforting food on offer.

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