flatwhite's Qype reviews
Callander, Scotland FK17 8HD
flatwhite wrote on 6 October 2010
This pub is a real gem. Located just off the A84 in the tiny hamlet of Kilmahog it is the perfect place to stop. Leave your phone in the car; reception here is poor but once you're inside and you've ordered your pint you won't want it anyway.
The main bar is cosy (though not small), and you almost feel as if you are already home and snuggled up on your own couch. Locals happily co-habit this space with tourists, climbers and hillwakers; it is ideal for unwinding and digesting your day of exploring the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
There are plenty of real scottish ales on tap, and they even have 3 very good house ales: WayLade (bitter blonde), LadeBack (amber ale) and LadeOut (dark ale), all worth a try. If you're a bit shy to commit to the full pint, ask the barman for a taster. He'll happily oblige. If you are an ale fanatic, make sure you pop into the adjacent Scottish Real Ale Shop: I'm told this is where you'll find the best selection of fine and hard to get ales.
The food is also rather tasty. Of course after spending a day in the hills I am generally quite famished so anything would do, but the burger here is massive, scrumptious, reasonably priced and always hits the spot. Highly recommended.
Once you've savoured your pint and refuelled your body it's just a short drive home (44 Mi to Edinburgh and 36 Mi to Glasgow). Of course, that doesn't mean it'll be easy to leave!
A must stop if you are passing through.