Brian G8ADD wrote: "How about a list of SOTA-convenient real ale watering holes "
Let it not be said that I could not rise to a challenge; here are my favourite real ale vendors close to my stamping ground:
Allargue Arms (Briggies) NJ257092 - Real Ale (usually Cairngorm Brewery) and good pub food
Croft Inn NJ215295 - Usually two ales, one Cairngorm one guest, excellent food
Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore NH895117 - usually 2 or more ales, good food, bit of a poseurs location (i.e skiers!)
Glenmore Lodge NH987095 - usually some real ale but also the first civilisation after Ryvoan
Moulin Brew Pub NN944593 - falling-over meths, say no more!
I also had a pleasant night, as far as I can remember, in Muker SD910979 but cannot remember the name of the hostelry but the food was great.
The pubs in our village seem to have lost the skills of looking after real ale so I am afraid I cannot recommend them (unless you like chemical fizz, Guinness, or alcopops)
Right over to the rest of you, I need the info!!