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End of an Era

The Fiddichside was probably the best wee pub in Scotland (definitely our favourite for over ten... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
Ian T
Whiskey Business...

I received an invitation to celebrate his 100 birthday party, I'm looking forward to doing... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
Stuttgart, Germany
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Apr 5, 2018
“End of an Era”
Jul 30, 2017
“Whiskey Business...”
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A95, Craigellachie, Scotland
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Reviewed March 11, 2015

Charming and unique little bar on the riverside. Good selection of reasonably priced whisky in front of a real wood fire. Winner

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

The Fiddichside was probably the best wee pub in Scotland (definitely our favourite for over ten years). BUT now closed, as landlord Joe has now sadly passed away, leaving nobody to run the pub. Enquiries to Craigellachie Village Council can glean no information on the...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

I received an invitation to celebrate his 100 birthday party, I'm looking forward to doing this...this place is where legends come from...

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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by at Fiddichside Inn for a pint and a whisky. Real good vibes, and a beautiful location. Highly recommended. The property's been in the family for nearly 100 years.

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Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

A proper countryside pub with a warm welcome from it's only landlord. Joe Brandie has been pulling pints here almost as long as I've been alive. Don't expect music, a dart board, food (apart from peanuts) or other such modern trappings. Just an honest to...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2017

Just visited Speyside in March 2017 as a party of 8 representing The 105 Club, a Whisky Appreciation Society. What a trip! Great scenery, hospitality and whisky, which must make special mention of the Club's two evening trips to Fiddichside Inn. It was like a...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

A great place, you just have to visit It is the most basic of places, but just what a pub should be. No jukebox, dartboard, Muzak, food , just booze and good company, what more can you want

Thank ChilternRugby
Reviewed November 19, 2016

Recently stopped by one evening for some drinks as our tour guide Garey Stewart of Guvnors Elgin recommended we go there on our way back to Elgin. We were certainly glad we stopped by. Before the 6 of us entered, Garey donned his bagpipes and...More

1  Thank Experience809419
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Just about everyone I met in my three days in Craigellachie recommended going to see Joe, he's a local legend and beyond. His bar is fantastic, very small, cosy, log fire ticking clock on the wall but most of all friendly. Locals and visitors alike...More

Thank mshuttleworth2016
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We visited the Fiddichside Inn on recommendation from our B&B owner and are glad that we did. The pub hasn't changed in years - it's like going back 40 years or so. Joe, the landlord has been there for something like 57 years. Don't expect...More

1  Thank Darren B
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

A cosy little bar in a great location by the river. Very friendly landlord, excellent atmosphere, good whisky available. Well worth a visit!!

Thank Fraser W
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Lisa C
October 24, 2017|
Response from iolairedesign | Reviewed this property |
Joe Brandie (the owner) recently passed away. I guess the future is uncertain. Joe was landlord (with his wife alongside him) for 59 years. Very sad. She passed away about four years ago. Hopefully it’ll reopen but I hope... More