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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 - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Back at MacLaomainn's again, our go-to place when we're in Chester, which is often. I can't resist ordering the Auld Leekie Stew again, even though everything I've eaten here has been delicious. It is just so satisfying -- you must try it. The soup stock alone is amazing but then they pile in Incredibly delicious sausage, cabbage and cheese on... More 

Thank Amanda N
Palenville, New York
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped on our annual trip to Loon Mountain for the Scottish Games with some Band Mates. (Also stopped on our way home). This place is about as close to a genuine Scottish Pub you will find in the USA. They have a plethora of Scottish beers and their menu is not extensive, but delicious. The staff is super friendly and... More 

Thank Blake G
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love MacLaomain's! always a good place for a good beer and pub food. And they are open late!!!! Nice service too! a friendly place where we keep going back.

Thank goflo5
Chester Vt
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is friendly and effective; the setting authentic for a Scottish pub in rural VT! The food is remarkably authentic so if you're a fan of Scottish food this is the place for you. I unfortunately am not

Thank vttraveler41
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 4 weeks ago

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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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 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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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

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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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

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 

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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
Romantic, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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