Hootanannys Ceilidh Cafe Bar, Inverness
This is the sort of place that makes us concur with Mr Burns (not the one from the Simpsons) as to the location of our hearts - here, in the Highlands. This fine establishment is spread over two floors, with a different atmosphere, and choice of musical accompaniment (with live music on most nights): in the words of the sign outside: "Rock upstairs, reel downstairs": if you fancy getting a bit more active and stripping the willow, ceilidhs are held downstairs on Saturday afternoons. Booze-wise, you get a choice of quite a few decent beverages, real ales, including, when we visited, one made with heather, and whiskeys galore. Thai food is served. One strange thing: this bar has a sister branch in one of the places in the UK as unlike Inverness as its possible to imagine: in Brixton, South London.
67 Church Street Inverness, Inverness, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV1 1ES
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How to find the Hootanannys Ceilidh Cafe Bar pub
Turn sharp left out of Inverness station and then go left down Union Street, and at the end turn right along Church Street. You'll find the pub on your left after a few minutes