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A pub with a nationally important historic interior

This pub is taken from the national inventory of historic pub interiors, CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect the most important historic pub interiors in the country.

ABERDEEN AND GRAMPIAN - Craigellachie, Fiddichside Inn

An historic pub interior of national importance

A95, Craigellachie, AB38 9RR

Directions: Just east of the village, on the A95 towards Keith.

Tel: (01340) 881239

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Listed Status: Grade C

Listed Building Reference: 51121

Listing Date: 2008

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A marvellous rural survival; a tiny bar at the end of a cottage in a beautiful spot by a bridge over the River Fiddich. The pub has been in the owner's family for 88 years. The public bar measures about 3m x 4.5m (10ftx 15ft), with a panelled original counter running down the length of the room and leaving only half of the space for customers. There is not enough room for any tables, only bar stools and a couple of benches. The back gantry is a simple three-bay affair and there is half-height wooden panelling on the walls. Opposite the counter is a coal fire and there are antique William Younger's and Robert Younger's IPA mirrors. That's it - no carpets, no food, no fruit machines, no piped music, no TV, no children - absolute heaven for lovers of unspoilt pubs.

Fiddichside Inn, Craigellachie
Exterior
Fiddichside Inn, Craigellachie
Public Bar
Fiddichside Inn, Craigellachie
Public Bar