There are many fantastic restaurants and pubs in the Stirlingshire area. Here are just a few.
The Crianlarich Hotel is an award winning, comfortable and well-appointed 36 bedroom, 3-star hotel in Scotland and is uniquely located within easy reach of Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Loch Tay & Killin and Oban & the Western Isles. We take huge pride in our Bar & Restaurant. We work very hard to make these areas of the hotel truly differentiating. Quite simply, we aim to be recognised as having the best Bar and Restaurant in this part of Scotland. Our food is locally sourced, freshly prepared, sensibly priced and truly delicious. Our Head Chef is responsible for all aspects of dining and residents may choose between dining in our Highland Lounge with log burning fires and spacious seating or in our less formal public bar, our menu is award-winning having won a medals in the Bar & Local Food categories at the 2010 & 2011 Scottish Hotel Awards. We are proud to have been awarded an AA Rosette in each of the last three years.
The Rod and Reel
The Rod and Reel Village Pub is located in the centre of the highland village of Crianlarich. Long regarded by climbers and walkers as a popular rendezvous, the Rod and Reel is a family-run, friendly village bar and restaurant. We offer good value home cooked food, snacks and drinks throughout the day. The Rod and Reel is located in the centre of the village of Crianlarich, nestled beneath Ben More, and is the ideal place to unwind after a hard day on the hills, fishing, or walking the West Highland Way. We have a large outdoor patio, as well as an indoor restaurant and bar area. Whether you are looking for a relaxed meal, coffee & a cake, or a pint (or more...), the Rod and Reel will make you welcome. Babies and children are very welcome in our restaurant area, and well-behaved dogs are permitted in the bar. Our well stocked bar includes a good range of malt whiskies, and is a great place to swap tales of your day - the fish that got away, or the challenges of your climb! You may even be able to pick up a bit of local knowledge, to help you plan your next days activities.
We sell fishing permits for the local stretch of the River Fillan, and are also the only place in Crianlarich where you can get the official stamp for your "West Highland Way Logbook". We are open all year, and invite walking / fishing clubs to contact Lesley or Liz to book for that special occasion.
Beinglas Farm Campsite and Restaurant
Beinglas Farm Campsite and Restaurant is located amidst magnificent mountain scenery 35 miles along the famous 'West Highland Way' and just 2 miles north of Loch Lomond, this splendid facility offers a comprehensive range of amenities for those who enjoy the great outdoors; walkers, campers, skiers, cyclists, holidaymakers and day-trippers alike. Two miles north from the top of Loch Lomond on the West Highland Way beneath the Grey Mares tail surrounded by an abundance of Mountains Water falls and Wildlife. Situated in Glenfalloch at the foot of Beinglas in the small village of Inverarnan where the outdoors and people go hand in hand. Our popular facility is a welcome sight as it comes in to view to walkers from the south, and is open to both guests and "non-residents". All meals are freshly cooked to order. Extensive menu from 12 noon, Full breakfast menu, Daily specials board, Beer garden, Barbeque area, Occasional entertainment, Private functions welcome.
The Green Welly Stop
Our spacious self-service restaurant has become an attraction in its own right and features in numerous guides. We use the freshest ingredients and try where possible and practical to source local ingredients. All of our beef, venison, and fish are of the finest Scottish quality available. Our reputation over the years has always been for producing fantastic, filling soups and for most of the season, you will have a variety of 5 to choose from at any time. Our best seller through the years has proved to be our Cullen Skink - the finest Mallaig peat smoked Haddock, with onions, tatties, fish stock and cream. To say that people cannot get enough of it is an understatement. On one busy day, we managed to sell 75 litres of this fabulous soup. Soups are available to take away - these are freshly frozen and can be purchased from Goodies & Gifts and The Snack Stop Cafe to take home with you.
The Real Food Cafe
We are lucky enough to live in this beautiful part of the world, bountiful with the highest quality raw ingredients. We have tried, wherever possible, to source some of these products for the enjoyment of your taste buds! Where products are not available locally we have come up with the best alternative from elsewhere. Our Haddock, Coley and Pollack come from sustainable and MSC certified stocks in Area 27 of the North East Arctic and are supplied to us by Fastnet from Fort William. The smoked salmon for our salad comes from Loch Duart Smoke House in Sutherland which is RSPCA and Freedom Food accredited. Our potatoes come from an excellent potato merchant at Glasgow fruit and veg market. Our butchery products come from one of two family owned butchers firms; Alistair Gourley's established in 1946 in Crieff or Robert Provan established in 1972 at Letterfindlay, Fort William. The beef for all of our burgers comes Highland Estates and farms and the Venison is all wild and comes from Western Isle Estates. The pork, beef and lamb for our sausages and pies all comes from Perthshire and travels no more than 125 food miles in total from the farm to slaughterhouse to the butchers and then the cafe. Our Ice cream comes from Mackies at Westertown Farm in Aberdeenshire and our coffee and tea is all fair trade and comes from Matthew Algie in Glasgow.
The Tyndrum Inn
The family owned and run the Tyndrum Inn is the place to stay on your route north through the Highlands of Scotland whether you are walking the West Highland Way, exploring the area and need a comfortable place to stay, or are heading on further into the wilds of Scotland. Located just off the main A82 route between Loch Lomond & Glencoe, the Tyndrum Inn rests amongst some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain. We offer the weary traveller a haven of warmth, comfort and craic our bars are the perfect place to relax over some great home cooking with popular and traditional dishes.
Killin (Cill Fhinn 'the White [or Fair] Church' in Gaelic) is a village situated at the western head of Loch Tay in Stirling (formerly Perthshire), Scotland. The west end of the village is magnificently sited around the scenic Falls of Dochart, the main street leading down towards the Loch at the confluence of the rivers Dochart and Lochay. The Falls are crossed by a narrow, multi-arched stone bridge carrying the main A827 road into Killin.
Killin has a small primary school with 56 pupils. Teaching staff are shared with Strathyre. For secondary education the children have to travel to Callander, 34 km to the south. The nearest Gaelic medium primary is in Stirling, 60 km south.
Killin is just a 10 minute drive away. A slightly larger village, Killin has a good few restaurants and pubs to choose from. There are three restaurants located next to the idyllic Falls Of Dochart.
The Old Smiddy which is a family run restaurants offering traditional home-cooked meals in cosy surroundings. The Falls of Dochart Inn is a great pub on the river with good bar meals. The Capercaillie offers home bar meals with a great view of the Falls. Shutters Cafe also offers delicious cakes and lunches.