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The Anderson, Fortrose Village, Fortrose

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Union Street
Fortrose
IV10 8TD
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E TA left this review about The Anderson

Without doubt, my favourite pub in Scotland and one I wish I could visit more often. The Anderson has a neo-Gothic feel to it on entering, but this is quickly replaced by a homely atmosphere and a warm welcome from Jim and Anne. Although the restaurant is a little shabby, thsi adds to the feeling of elegant decline. Another atmospheric feature is the jukebox - the only exclusively classical jukebox I've seen in a pub. The food is excellent (Anne is a renowned international chef who produces an original and delicious menu). Jim is passionate about his beer (he decribes himself as a beer geek)and stocks over 80 bottled beers from Europe as well as 4 - 5 ales and ciders on draft (he never keeps a barrel on for more than 4 days) which change weekly. I was only able to enjopy a perfectly kept Island Hopping and a pint of Addlestone's Cloudy due to time pressure. There is also a good range of wines, but again time didn't allow me to enjoy them fully. The pub is popular with CAMRA, winning local branch awards including POTY a couple of times, and providing a weekend venue for branches travelling up from England.

The Anderson's location make it difficult to include in a crawl as the only other decent pub nearby is the Plough in Rosemarkie, but I would highly recommend making the effort to get here for lunch or dinner, and I suspect it would be a great place to stay over if time allows.

On 24th August 2010 - rating: 10
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Old Boots left this review about The Anderson

An excellent bar cum restaurant cum hotel next to Fortrose Abbey. Run by Jim Anderson, a knowledgable American beer writer and his wife, Anne, an internationally reknowned chef. The small cosy rear bar sells a range of english and scottish cask beers, a huge range of malts and an unrivalled selection of Belgian bottled beers. Matched trays, “flights” of three whiskys are available for comparison purposes. At the front is a large dining room where the menu is seldom the same two days running curtesy of the estimable Mrs Anderson. Too many awards to list in a short review, just go to the Black Isle and try this great place for yourselves.

On 23rd November 2009 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Inverness, 12 miles, 3 hr 51 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - 2 mini festivals per year - last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Stay 1 night get 2nd night free November - April - last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes - Evening only - last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Some Sundays - last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Terrestrial - last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 February 2017 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: April 26th 2017
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