Thursday, 23 April 2009

Broughty Ferry pubs

The view from the Ferry





Barometer Cottage. Click to enlarge and you can see why. Sits right next door to the Ship Inn and the views over the River Tay are magic. Not a pub, but couldn't miss it out.





The Ferry is full of good pubs. This is one of the best. The walls are covered in local sporting memorabilia. A bit on the middle class side, but frequented by a good mix.




The Eagle has had a face lift in recent times. Was once a bit shabby on the inside and out. Amazing what a lick of paint can do.







The Fishermans (or Fish) as it's known locally is legendary. A converted old cottage with 'really' low ceilings and again a bit of a middle class clientele. Sort of place where it's not unusual to see two guys sharing a bottle of wine...... not a thing you see often in Scottish pubs!
They do however have the most amazing range of real ales and malt whiskies.

I vaguely recall one evening when four of us participated in a pickled egg eating contest. No drinks were allowed and the winner scoffed four in three minutes. From there we progressed to see who could eat an entire lemon (rind ppis and all) in the shortest time. Needless to say the guy who won the pickled egg contest won hands down. I always wonder how his poor wife coped that night in bed!






The Ship once featured in a Tennants lager advert. Camera shot was of sailors on a ship coming up the Tay and the camera zoomed in to the Ship Inn... one guy turned to the other and said 'Aye, we'll have one in there tonight'.


Great thing about the Ferry is that you never have to walk more than a hundred yards to the next pub.
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19 comments:

  1. Well, I love the pubs! Such great shots! And there is some blue sky to see as well, can't get enough of those these days! Thanks for the tour! Super post! Have a great weekend!

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  2. enjoyed the pub run...my hubby would like the pickled eggs ... the pubs look charming from the outside.
    have a wonderful weekend...

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  3. I suddenly feel obligated to use an exclamation mark.

    By the title, I was surprised to see a town. Nice looking pubs and so conveniently spaced. How far through the lemon did you get?

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  4. Not very.... left that to the drunken gannets.
    Broughty Ferry is the posh end of Dundee. Very picturesque.

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  5. Neil, i was once taken to a pub somewhere on the Tay which was the mankiest hole i've ever drunk in. Glasses, tables, floor and fingernails o the barmaid all filthy. It had a bandit that took 2pence pieces and paid out a jackpot of 20 odd pence or so (this was mid 80's). I loved the place.

    Think it was on the Fife side o river but wouldnae bet on it. You any ideas?

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  6. Does Tayport ring any bells? Newports pubs weren'the finest either. Was it right near the water? There were some real manky pubs on the Dundee side down by the docks too. The Bell Rock in Tayport sounds the most likely.

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  7. Just had a thought.... The Ponderosa in Tayport. Real shitehole. I lived in Tayport in the early 80's and even I wouldn't cross the doors.

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  8. Oh it is nice to have pubs so close at hand. I just know my hubby would be extremely happy!!

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  9. That first shot was lovely and I thoroughly enjoyed your pubs. If it's one thing I miss over here it's the pub.

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  10. Looks like some nice watering holes there. Happy SWF!

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  11. Really nice pub crwl, I'm amazed you still had such a steady hand by the end of it!

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  12. And you don't have to drive home!

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  13. Tayport sounds likely as the venue. The pub was right by the water. The Pondarosa tho? I'd remember that. Full of cowboys i'd imagine.

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  14. wow! lots of pubs where you can drink! was the barometer cottage built 1859?

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  15. syel - not sure, the barometer certainly was. Cottage looks a bit older?

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  16. Very nice SWF shot and even nicer tour of pubs.

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  17. Away to do all 15 pubs today with friends from London and Edinburgh.

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