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The Anderson

Dolphin watching can be thirsty work.

If you find yourself parched after watching the playful pods at Chanonry Point on the Black Isle, then never fear, help is at hand.

The Anderson in the nearby sleepy little village of Fortrose is an award-winning gastropub that puts the ‘epic’ in epicurean.

With probably the largest selection of Belgian beers on offer this side of Bruges and a huge roster of real ales – this place is truly CAMRA ready.

There’s a quirky little whisky bar, too, with around 260 single malts. The food choice is as wide and varied as the gantry – global cuisine at its best. There’s everything from Viking fish soup and  Tony Soprano’s Flaming Sausage and Prawns to Vietnamese style coffee.

Owned and run by friendly Philadelphian couple, Jim and Anne Anderson, this is the place to head if you like your décor as well mixed as your cocktails.

Don’t expect matching coasters or even chairs. Do expect a cosy wood-burning fire, bric-a-brac and the UK’S only exclusively classical jukebox.

There’s accommodation too.


The Anderson, Union Street, Fortrose  IV10 8TD.

Website here

Winter hours – Mon-Sat drinks from 4pm and meals from 6pm.Closes at 11pm.