Scotland’s True Real Heritage Pubs

A guide to the historic pub interiors of Scotland, featuring 115 entries including classic ‘time warp’ inns, magnificent Victorian drinking palaces and Art Deco masterpieces.

Published March 2007


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About The Author

Michael Slaughter

Michael Slaughter is editor of Scotland's True Heritage Pubs (CAMRA, 2007); and co-author of Licensed to Sell, The History and Heritage of the Public House (English Heritage, 2004).

He is also a professional photographer.

Pub Heritage Group

CAMRA’s Pub Heritage Group is dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting the nation’s unspoilt pubs. It identifies pubs with intact traditional interiors or which have features and rooms of national importance

Over 100 Pubs with historic interiors to visit, admire and Enjoy This unique guide will lead you to 115 Scottish pubs which have historic fittings of real national significance, many of which have altered little in the past half century. Some of the featured pubs are tiny ‘time warp’ inns, others are magnificent Victorian drinking palaces and Art Deco masterpieces. There are also several quirky pubs, including one hidden away in a terrace.
  • Fascinating text and more than 140 photographs reveal Scotland’s distinct style of pub, including fine examples of the 19th century serving bar and pubs with rows of spirit casks, Robert Burns’ favourite pub and the longest bar counter in the UK
  • Features 40 Edinburgh pubs, including the Oxford Bar made famous as the watering hole of writer Ian Rankin’s character Inspector John Rebus; the Abbotsford, owned by Jenners’ department store and Canny Mann’s, a highly individual pub that boasts a champagne menu
  • Discover which Scottish true heritage pubs sell real ale as well as a range of single malt whiskies
  • Public transport details, accommodation and food availability are given for each pub.
Compiled by CAMRA’s Pub Heritage Group.