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The Tigh an Truish Inn, Oban

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Clachan Seil
Clachan Seil
Postal town: Oban
PA34 4QZ
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The Gaelic Tigh-an-Truish translates into English as "The House of the Trousers," which must make it one of the most unusual pub names in Scotland. The explanation, however, lies in history. When the wearing of kilts was prohibited following the 1745 Jacobite rebellion, Seil Islanders would stop at the Inn to change into trousers before travelling onto the mainland, so it became known as the Tigh-an-Truish. There is an alternative, less romantic, explanation that, before it became a pub, the building was once home to a family of trouser makers.
The pub is appropriately old fashioned and traditional looking, inside and out. There is an L-shaped saloon with a side room which might be classed as the lounge. Meals are available and there was a nice, relaxed pub atmosphere with music playing at a low level, but not a TV in sight. The bar has a dart board and a piano, although neither was in use at the time of my visit. A pint of Tennent's lager cost me £3.10 and Tartan Special, McEwan's 80 Shilling and Guinness were also on draught. In addition, there were two hand pumps dispensing Loch Fyne Breweries' Avalanche and Jarl real ales. A positively antique Younger's Alloa Ale sign, the like of which I hadn't seen for decades, hangs above the entrance door.
There is a very attractive beer garden at one side and bench seating at the front. From there, you can see the slightly famous "Bridge Over The Atlantic." Officially just called Clachan Bridge, it was built in 1782 and links Seil Island with the mainland. The narrow channel which it crosses is called Seil Sound, which is an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, hence its more ambitious name.

On 5th September 2016 - rating: 10
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Oban, 12.23 miles, 3 hr 56 min walk (show)
Connel Ferry, 14.76 miles, 4 hr 44 min walk (show)
Taynuilt, 20.06 miles, 6 hr 27 min walk (show)
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5th Sep 2016, 16:02
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5th Sep 2016, 16:02
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 30 November 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 30 November 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 30 November 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes - In CAMRA GBG2014 - last updated 30 November 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 November 2013 by ROB Camra
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