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Address: 30 Fife Street, Dufftown AB55 4AL, Scotland
Phone Number: 01340820158
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First dram in Scotland

A cold night so something to warm up with was the call. B&B gave us the recommendation. Had a great night, got chatting to a local and Our hostess helped us through a wee tasting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
garry s
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English first
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

A cold night so something to warm up with was the call. B&B gave us the recommendation. Had a great night, got chatting to a local and Our hostess helped us through a wee tasting session!! The tab was a pleasant surprise. All in all a memorable introduction to Whisky in its home town

Thank garry s
New York
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Here's what you'll learn quickly when you go to Scotland. The whiskey is expensive and there is an overwhelming amount of it. Quick tip. Go to the Royal Oak and let the bartenders guide you to a favorite. At the low prices per glass you can try quite a bit. The owner, Pearl, has an encyclopedic knowledge of the over... More 

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Alliston, Canada
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Exactly what I pictured a Scotish pub should be. Locals and tourists having a fun time over whiskies and beer. Dufftown was our first stop in Scotland and this pub may have spoiled us for the rest. They managed to shock us with the bar tab (in a good way) twice :). Thanks Pearl!

Thank Brian G
Kihei, HI
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

My son and I were staying at a great new B&B a very short walk away and went to work on the single malts here one night, resulting in a bill that was entirely reasonable which we paid. Not so easy! The woman who owns it with her equally engaging husband realizes that we'd been subjected to some minor overcharge... More 

Thank McB0B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

If you're lucky enough to find yourself in Dufftown, be sure to spend some time at the Royal Oak. Dufftown is in the heart of whisk(e)y heaven, and this bar is the local hub of this heaven. John and Evonne own the joint, and provide great hospitality, and true knowledge of the area and it's many malted mysteries. This is... More 

Thank Pedroshan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Wow, what a bar. Coming from LA we were short on time and in need of the full whisky experience. John owned it. And the kicker is the cost. All his marks are right around £6 and always at least £2 less than the other bars we visited that night. Ask for John and say L.A. sent you!

Thank Andrew A
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This pub has an amazing selection of malts for amazing bargain! The owners are super friendly and very welcoming. A definite stop in Dufftown.

Thank Trybox
Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

great B&B - rooms very nicely decorated and comfortable very nice location and friendly staff Reasonable prices and plenty of parking

Thank Gordon M
John D, Owner at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Hi Gordon, You have left a review for our Public House but I think it may have been another property. We do not have any rooms available for let. Kind Regards More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Looked like cosy pub on website, but in reality it was one of the worst pubs I have ever been in. It was completely lacking in atmosphere because of the sparse and grim decor. It looked like it was made purely for men to drink loads and loads, so that it could be easily cleaned at the end of the... More 

3 Thank Gary B
Ballarat, Australia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

What can I say about a fantastic little pub. The atmosphere is great. The proprietor is simply the best, nothing is too much trouble. Including the scrumptious toasties. If you are an Australian traveling to Dufftown, A visit to this Ideal little pub is a must. (Tell John Wayne & Denise Sent You)

2 Thank Wayne H H

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