Bottles of Red MacGregor ale, produced by Orkney Brewery
Relax and unwind in a bar or pub during your break in Orkney. As well as a hearty welcome and great food, choose from a range of wines and spirits and locally produced ales and whiskies. There are plenty of traditional or contemporary pubs and hotel bars to choose from.
Stromness’ harbour area includes the must-visit Ferry Inn, a regular events and lively music venue throughout the year. Also in the area are The Stromness and The Royal hotels whose bustling bars are always welcoming.
Over in Kirkwall, relax in Helgi's, which takes inspiration from Orkney’s Viking heritage, or head to the harbour front and enjoy a drink at Skippers or The Shore. The Reel offers the perfect combination of music and local ale and in the summer months, why not sit outside and admire the beautiful views across to St Magnus Cathedral? Find out about Orkney's beer, wine and whisky at one of the island's excellent drink attractions.
Browse the listings below for more bars and pubs in Orkney.
In the heart of the west mainland of Orkney the Smithfield is situated in the village of Dounby, this family run hotel is surrounded by many archaeological sites, RSPB reserves and well stocked brown trout lochs.
Our two excellent lounges offer you the comfort and relaxation you want, with the popular Stenness Lounge Bar offers quality bar meals, served all day and the chance to savour the atmosphere of true Orcadian hospitality.