We’re in Fort William for a couple of days, mainly to take advantage of some bargain rates for the Caledonian Sleeper under it’s new franchise. A good night’s sleep and lovely service, but it needs the makeover it’ll get soon.
To offset my 20 mile walk today, we visited 3 very different pubs in the small town, currently a sea of rucksacks and waterproofs. Proving that beer quality isn’t everything, I enjoyed the Ben Nevis Inn and Cobbs despite average beer (2 on NBSS).
The Ben Nevis is a bit of a Base Camp for walkers, and includes some long trestle tables in it’s cavernous single room. It was attracting a multi-national crowd, some trying halves of local beers, but may not have them rushing back to real ale. The Cairngorms Lager was lovely though.
Similar feelings on Cobbs, a bar under the main equipment centre in town, where we needed Belhaven’s keg Thistle IPA to wash down some superb and cheapish venison burgers.
Best beer, as often, in the newish Wetherspoons, which was full on a late Tuesday evening. More Spoons to follow.