Tutties Neuk is a most atypical Scottish bar. At the risk of trading on stereotypes, there were no frosted windows, red-faced shapes smoking at the door with a "whit ye lookin' at, pal?" expression on their fizzogs, or underage neds trying to sneak inside. What we discovered was a lively, busy pub, most welcoming of itinerant Sassenachs such as us. Special mention must go to the stuffed animal heads on display (not everyone's cup of tea, admittedly, but they are impressive!). Beer-wise, it's the usual for these parts - Tennent's, Belhaven, the odd darker variation on the same if you are lucky - but all in all, a good pub to pop in to if you are visiting. We understand that the food is pretty fine too. Indeed, the signage proclaims that Tutties is a "restaurant". It's quite a rambling place, consisting of several sections including the remnants of a saloon bar. It also happens to be right opposite Gayfield Park, home of Arbroath FC. If you're passing through, go and watch the "Red Lichties" (named after the lighthouse which once guided ships back from the North Sea) play a game and pop by here before (or after), it's an invigorating experience - and that wind won't half put a few hairs on your chest.
Reviewed by kentish_man
29 Jun 2010