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

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Lovely Traditional Scottish Restaurant and Pub

Stopped by for a wee dram and discovered an outstanding, friendly restaurant and pub with new, welcoming owners who are committed to providing their patrons the finest locally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sally C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a wee dram and discovered an outstanding, friendly restaurant and pub with new, welcoming owners who are committed to providing their patrons the finest locally sourced Scottish fare. Don't miss it if you are in Dufftown. Beautiful and pristine classic Scottish pub atmosphere. Highly recommend it here!

Thank Sally C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Very warm and welcoming pub, 180 whiskeys plus real ale what more can you ask for, locals and tourists all mixing well and having a good night

Thank Carol A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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
2 reviews
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 

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