Eating out in Inverness – Johnny Foxes Pub

On Thursday four of us enjoyed dinner at Johnny Foxes Pub and Restaurant – it was great!

Courgette and white wine soup, served in a baked bap, was delicious. Two of us had fillet steak – tender, tasty and cooked just as ordered – you wouldn’t find better anywhere. The fish (haddock) and chips was also first rate. We had a very palatable bottle of Chilean red wine with our meal. The service from barman Tyce was excellent – friendly and efficient.

Johnny Foxes has live music every evening, with with the finest bands offering a wide range of Popular, Traditional, Scottish and Irish music.

Adjoining Johnny Foxes is the newest addition to the Inverness club scene, the Den, offering fabulous cocktails, tapas, and great music.

Johnny Foxes
is in a great riverside location near the centre of Inverness. Your Inverness B&B host will be happy to give you more information and to reserve a table for you. For a great selection of top Highland accommodation take a look at our Inverness guest house and bed & breakfast association website.

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The best pubs in Inverness – real ale and good music in the Highland capital

There are 3 really great pubs in Inverness city centre.

Hootannany on Church Street (serial winner of Inverness pub of the year) has live music in 3 bars every night of the week. The Ceilidh Bar on the ground floor has traditional folk and blues, Madhatters (upstairs) has alternative/rock, and the Bothy Bar has acoustic music. With Thai food (available in the Ceilidh Bar until 9 pm) and beer from the Black Isle Brewery, this makes for a great combination.

on Academy Street dates back to 1783 and is a traditional and unspoilt pub, offering a great selection of award winning cask ales (and features in the Good Beer Guide 2009) and excellent pub grub (available from 11 am to 9 pm daily). Blackfriars is also a great live music venue : “Traditional, folk, country, jazz, big band, rock and blues… something for every musical taste.”

The Castle Tavern, opposite Inverness Castle and overlooking the River Ness, is also a real ale pub with a great atmosphere. On sunny afternoons and evenings the attractive terrace is very popular, while the cosy bar downstairs and the upstairs restaurant (with great views, and serving food from 12 till 10 pm) also have a great buzz. The Castle Tavern hosts a real ale festival every September (along with another excellent pub, the Clachnaharry Inn, on the outskirts of town overlooking the Beauly Firth)

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