Bars and pubs in Orkney

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    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.

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  1. Albert Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    The Bothy bar is a traditional Orkney Bar with a cosy fire place, home cooked food and local beers. A great place to unwind after a day's sight-seeing.

  2. Gradings

    Kirkwall

    SAVOUR a delicious meal in the Garden View Restaurant at the Orkney Hotel, overlooking the private garden.

  3. The Stromness Hotel

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Stromness

    The a la carte Scapa Flow Restaurant prides itself on using the finest local Orcadian produce - the very best grass-reared beef, fresh fish and succulent shellfish.

  4. The Shore

    Type

    Restaurants

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    With a reputation for simple, well presented, well served meals, taking breakfast, lunch, dinner - or just a coffee and a cake - at The Shore, has fast become a 'must-do' when in Kirkwall.

  5. The Ferry Inn

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Stromness

    The Ferry Inn is open all day for snacks and meals including tea, coffee and cakes from 0730 until 21.00

  6. The Taversoe

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Rousay

    Welcome to The Taversoe

  7. Kirkwall Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Welcome to Kirkwall hotel.

  8. Standing Stones Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Stenness

    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.

  9. Smithfield Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Dounby

    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.

  10. Murray Arms Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Come and enjoy a relaxing meal in our newly refurbished restaurant.

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