Fort William & Ben Nevis

Spent a couple of days in Fort William in the Highlands of Scotland last week, tried a few restaurants and cafes before scaling Ben Nevis, variety and quality of food varied but included some great local produce, fresh seafood, crab & langoustines (Scotland has some of the best Seafood but most is exported!) Scottish beef and venison and of course the odd Scottish Breakfast here are a few photos of the better ones.  Food at the Glenelg Inn, Kyle of Lochalsh was particularly good let down only by the tomatoes!

Also tried a few local ales which is essential carbo loading the night before a big walk! Some of the beers I can remember include the following selection.

Latitude 3.6% abv.

Latitude Pale Ale is a straw-coloured session ale with a pronounced fruitiness and hoppiness. Brewed with best Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt and a little of our own Atlas Lager Malt, this beer exhibits a brilliant, crystal-clear pale straw colour

Fraoch – Heather Ale 4.1% abv

A light amber ale with floral peaty aroma, full malt character, a spicy herbal flavour and dry wine like finish.

Kelpie 4.4% abv

Rich chocolate ale with an aroma of sea breeze, a distinctive roast flavour and a crisp salty finish. Perfect with seafood and breads.   (This was really not to my taste not sure seeweed is suited to brewing!)

Deuchars IPA 4.4% abv

An extremely tasty and refreshing, amber coloured session beer. Hops and fruit are very evident and are balanced by malt throughout.  (an old favourite of mine)

Red Cuillin 4.2% abv

Smooth, malty and slightly nutty; lightly fuggles-hopped for aroma. Named after the famous hills of the Isle of Skye, Red Cuillin is a premium ale, which has won many awards. Like the hills, it is rounded and pleasing.

Caledonian 80/’ 4.1% abv

A predominantly malty, copper coloured beer, well balanced by hop and fruit; a complex Scottish heavy with the hop characteristics of best bitter.




About cwildman

Local Food Evangelist, 5th Generation Butcher based in the Yorkshire Dales, England. Town End Farm Shop, Artisan Butchery & Charcuterie, Home of The Yorkshire Chorizo.
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