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Tinto Hotel, Biggar

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Biggar Road
Postal town: Biggar
ML12 6FT
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David Ross left this review about The Tinto Hotel

Damp and dripping from my winter hike up the nearby Tinto Hill, from which the Hotel takes its name, I approached its impressive exterior with some trepidation. It wasn't evident from the signage, outside and in, that it actually had a public bar and, even if it did, I didn't rate my chances of being served, in my dishevelled condition, too highly. However, I needn't have worried. At the reception desk, I was directed to a small, lounge style room just off the main concourse, where I was soon joined by a barwoman.

As Guinness was available only in the "surger" variety (i.e. a can topped up with a surge of foam a tap), I opted for a pint of the rarely found, but very pleasant, MacLachlan's Best Ale, costing £3.60. The draught choice is fairly limited, with only Carling lager, Carling cider and Coors light also on tap.

The bar, though, isn't the main focus of the hotel. It is dwarfed by both the adjacent restaurant and the function suite and the other customers, judging by their conversations, were residents rather than locals. Surrounded by five acres of gardens, the hotel was built in 1914 and has long been a popular wedding venue in the Lanarkshire area. In addition to these and other functions, musical Tribute Nights are now held every Saturday. One in honour of Tina Turner and Cher was in the process of being set up while I was there.

This certainly isn't what you could call the village pub, but as there are no others in Symington, it's the only option.

On 7th February 2016 - rating: 6
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2nd Feb 2021, 21:03
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 07 February 2016 by hondo .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 February 2021 by ROB Camra
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 February 2016 by hondo .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 07 February 2016 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 February 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : No last updated 08 February 2021 by ROB Camra
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