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MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub

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American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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52 Main St, Chester, VT 05143-9357
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Westmoreland, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Two friends and I came over because our wives were at a hen-party. All 3 of us had heard about MacLaomainn's but had never stopped. Were had a great meal and great time. The food and beverages were delicious. The Cock-a Leekie soup was thick, creamy and tasted like a fine chowder. We had the Haggis Lovers plate, the Fish... More 

Thank whizzoff
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Small pub with outside tables do not be adventurous as the Haggis Is not for the faint of heart no pun intended. Not for kids they were unfortunately repulsed(sausage she said but (with internal organs of a cow) The beers were good And the burgers but they came only with chips no fries really? Waitress was pleasant Nothing stuck out... More 

Thank stevedolphin
Brattleboro, Vermont
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252 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a very fun local pub that is well-patronized. We were here for an early dinner on a Friday and we took the last indoor table (outdoor was empty due to a pending storm). It was a bit hot and sticky inside as it seemed their AC just couldn't keep up with people and outdoor heat and humidity. Otherwise,... More 

Thank 2CAtravelers
Whitesboro, New York
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is easy to find. Parking was simple. The ambiance is inviting and fun. The staff is warm and a wee bit on the wild side, just a wee bit. They know what they're doing and all the details about the menu items. The menu options are plenty, and they're intriguing. Our food was excellent and plentiful. I would... More 

Thank Rick S
Albany, New York
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to be passing through Chester, VT around dinner time and saw the sign by the road. We were glad we stopped. I have never been to Scotland and can't vouch for the authenticity, but everything was good. I had auld reekie, a stew with sausage, cabbage, carrots and potatoes. It was very good. My companion had haggis, the... More 

Thank L E
Easthampton MA
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134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many Inns and restaurants have a set lunch and dinner time. Pubs are different, lunch or dinner can be at anytime. We were tired from antique shopping and just wanted a sandwich at 4PM. Everyone else was closed or we would have to wait one hour until the night crew was working. We saw Mac Laomainn's Scottish Pub and knew... More 

Thank 24thIDTraveller
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was passing by last week and realized I forgot to write my review..... So a bit late... I would not go out of my way. But if you're passing on by.... You won't be disappointed The beers are well worth the stop and the food was acceptable..... It wasn't something I would say was not of this world It... More 

Thank an-urban-redneck
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I recently visited MacLaomainn's Scottish pub. We wanted a more casual dinner and decided to try the Pub versus a more formal dinner in town. We loved it! Not only was the food delicious but the company was grand! We started out trying a local beverage. My husband tried a flight of Scottish ales and I had... More 

Thank Lizzie86_1
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here and were very satisfied. The menu offered a wide variety of food and drinks. Atmosphere was very nice, and the service was excellent. The food was excellent. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Joseph P
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is charming and the service is friendly. We've visited a number of times with my in-laws -- it's one of their favorite places. Great beer, good sandwiches. My father-in-law loves the auld reekie stew and I can recommend the haggis from previous visits. Do not get the nachos -- it would be fair to say that was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Main St, Chester, VT 05143-9357
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: 1-802-875-6227
An authentic Scottish Pub serving a varied menu for the whole family, well known for the wide variety of Scottish Ales and Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

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