The beauty of the Scottish highlands and lowlands have attracted nature lovers and countryside folk for decades. From the stunning heather moors to the crisp mountain air and the timeless beauty of a Scottish Loch, visitors fall in love with Scotland. And what better place for a hearty lunch or evening meal by the fire after all that walking than a Scottish country pub.
Alas the recent pandemic restrictions have taken away many such simple pleasures, but we want to look forward to better times and the return of country rambling and country pub visits. So make sure your Hartwell wardrobe items are ready to pack, Scotland’s pubs await (after lockdown of course).
Perfect For Walking
Synonymous with some of the best country walks in Europe, we have cherry picked a few gems for all the walkers amongst you.
A former coaching inn dating back to the late 1600’s The Moulin Hotel in the attractive town of Pitlochry delivers stunning views across magnificent countryside to the Cairngorms National Park.
Famed for its own microbrewery, it is popular with many people enjoying the region’s countryside pursuits of fishing, hunting and walking. Delight in a mouthwatering menu, traditional exposed stone walls and open fires.
A short distance outside Berwick sits The Meadow House on the road to the Scottiish border. Traditional is their mantra from the decor to the local sourced food and produce. It’s well worth some exercise before you arrive as their famous homemade desserts are just too good to turn down.
The Mishnish is located on The Isle Of Mull’s picturesque multi coloured harbourside at Tobermory Bay. The popular Aros Park walks and Tobermory route will bring you back to its welcoming doors. Gorgeous sea views and a cooling breeze to enjoy the local fresh seafood, live music and a dram or two.
Historic Country Pubs
Scotland is rich in history and this is reflected in some of its historic country pubs. Wearing a nice piece of Tweed will always sit well with the locals.
The Old Forge at Inverie, is reputed to hold the title of the mainland UK’s remotest pub, and you can see why. It’s accessible by foot – via a 17-mile walk from Kinlochhourn so a true countryside walk to build up an appetite for some local cooked food and or work up a thirst for a tranquil drink or two.
Set on the south shores of Historic Loch Ness with stunning views across the Loch, The Dores Inn is another true country pub. So many walking and rambling options close by, then when hunger bites, retire to the lovely Beer Garden or stay snug indoors.
Get Loch side and see if your colourful Hartwell printed shirt can attract Nessie to show herself.
A 500-year-old oak tree in its grounds, gives the name to the Oak Tree Inn at Balmaha, on the shores of the timelessly beautiful Loch Lomond. The air is some of the crispest you will take in.
Stroll along the Lochs paths and countryside and then after a sumptuous meal from the gastropub menu with magnificent views, try some of their Local Loch Lomond Ice cream.
Buying Hartwell In Scotland
If you are interested in looking the part, check out our new collections of Hartwell countrywear “up-close and personal”. We have a number of great retail stockists that provide exactly that opportunity.
In fact, we have five great outlets that allow you to feel the exceptional quality that goes into each and every Hartwell garment.
In North Berwick you can find, All About Countrywear, which is one of the area’s premier countrywear shops. Another great example of buying Hartwell in a retail environment comes in the shape of AHume, who have a really beautiful and traditional store based in Kelso’s famous square.
When in Aberdeenshire you are almost spoilt for choice as there are no less than Two local businesses that stock Hartwell. Country Ways and Norvite Farm & Country are definitely well with a visit.
Last but by no means least, if you’re in the capital en route to your walking adventures, pop in to see the impressive Stewart Christie & Co, who claim the title of the oldest bespoke tailors in Scotland.
Drink Up Please Ladies And Gentlemen
A short glimpse into the country pubs of Scotland and when the lockdown is over, get set to enjoy once again. It’s likely that on your travels you will come across people dressed in the appropriate attire – we have a special section on our website just for these individuals and groups.
A land full of colourful flora and fauna where a Hartwell print will blend perfectly.
Live well, Dress well.