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End of an Era

The Fiddichside was probably the best wee pub in Scotland (definitely our favourite for over ten... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Ian T
Whiskey Business...

I received an invitation to celebrate his 100 birthday party, I'm looking forward to doing... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 Apr 2018
“End of an Era”
30 Jul 2017
“Whiskey Business...”
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Fiddichside was probably the best wee pub in Scotland (definitely our favourite for over ten years). BUT now closed, as landlord Joe has now sadly passed away, leaving nobody to run the pub. Enquiries to Craigellachie Village Council can glean no information on the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Ian T
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I received an invitation to celebrate his 100 birthday party, I'm looking forward to doing this...this place is where legends come from...

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank miketobin01
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped by at Fiddichside Inn for a pint and a whisky. Real good vibes, and a beautiful location. Highly recommended. The property's been in the family for nearly 100 years.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank tesuhr
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

A proper countryside pub with a warm welcome from it's only landlord. Joe Brandie has been pulling pints here almost as long as I've been alive. Don't expect music, a dart board, food (apart from peanuts) or other such modern trappings. Just an honest to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank iolairedesign
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Just visited Speyside in March 2017 as a party of 8 representing The 105 Club, a Whisky Appreciation Society. What a trip! Great scenery, hospitality and whisky, which must make special mention of the Club's two evening trips to Fiddichside Inn. It was like a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank KnightsTemplar77
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

A great place, you just have to visit It is the most basic of places, but just what a pub should be. No jukebox, dartboard, Muzak, food , just booze and good company, what more can you want

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank ChilternRugby
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Recently stopped by one evening for some drinks as our tour guide Garey Stewart of Guvnors Elgin recommended we go there on our way back to Elgin. We were certainly glad we stopped by. Before the 6 of us entered, Garey donned his bagpipes and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Car007jbsns
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Just about everyone I met in my three days in Craigellachie recommended going to see Joe, he's a local legend and beyond. His bar is fantastic, very small, cosy, log fire ticking clock on the wall but most of all friendly. Locals and visitors alike...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank mshuttleworth2016
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We visited the Fiddichside Inn on recommendation from our B&B owner and are glad that we did. The pub hasn't changed in years - it's like going back 40 years or so. Joe, the landlord has been there for something like 57 years. Don't expect...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Darren B
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

A cosy little bar in a great location by the river. Very friendly landlord, excellent atmosphere, good whisky available. Well worth a visit!!

Date of experience: September 2016
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Lisa C
24 October 2017|
Response from iolairedesign | Reviewed this property |
Joe Brandie (the owner) recently passed away. I guess the future is uncertain. Joe was landlord (with his wife alongside him) for 59 years. Very sad. She passed away about four years ago. Hopefully it’ll reopen but I hope... More