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“Great Food, Great Beer, Great Scotch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub

MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub
Ranked #4 of 22 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Beer, Great Scotch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

A must see if you are in the area. You will not be sorry! Good sized menu to choose from with lots of different options. Wide array of draught beer that you can't usually find. And last, but not least....some of the finest spirits in the world.

Visited July 2014
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Arkansas
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food and good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is an excellent and interesting place to visit. The food is very good and they have an excellent selection of Scotch and beer. I would definitely send my friends here. It's an adventure in this small town.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank TroyV1
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Falmouth, Mass.
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth a visit if you're in the area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I went here during a family vacation. The food was good The service and ambiance made this an outstanding place to relax and unwind during a busy vacation. The whole place has a nice vibe. While it is a pub, it would be fine to bring children here. We sat on the outside patio and there was a mix of retirees and travelers.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AllisonST
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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Authentic Scottish dining in Chester VT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

There are only about 4 Scottish pubs on the US East Coast - 2 in New York City, 1 in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA and then MacLaomainn's in Chester VT. For food, MacLaomainn's beats the others hands down! The Mince and Potatoes are exactly the same as my own mother made them growing up in Glasgow Scotland. Eating at MacLaomainn's brought back great memories. The steak pie is also excellent with its thick gravy, puff pastry and well cooked steak. Delicious. The beer is also authentic with a lot from the Orkneys but a pint of Belhaven or the Wee Heavy are just whats needed after a hike or outdoor activity in VT.

What a treat to have a taste of Scotland in Vermont. Recommended for anyone who has yet to try Scottish food or who like me misses the tastes of the home country. Staff are all very nice and friendly and the owner is real Scotsman. Dont miss this place!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Andy S
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Cheshire
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162 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Authentic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

We came upon this place quite by chance when touring Vermont villages. Being Scottish we went in expecting tourist style impressions of Scotland and it's food. We were wrong, the pub is authentic in ambience, furnishings and food.

The menu contains mainly Scottish fayre and for those not accustomed to Scottish delicacies such as haggis, mince etc. we urge you to try them out. There is also a selection of Scottish beers and whisky's but as we were driving we had to settle on Pepsi.

The service from the owners step daughter was very good, and she seemed to be able to make conversation with everyone.

Well worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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