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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. Merkister Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Harray

    Get away from it all at orkney's only Mainland Country House Hotel.

  2. St Ola Hotel

    Type

    Contemporary

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Welcome to St Ola Hotel

  3. Pierowall Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Westray

    Welcome to Pierowall Hotel

  4. Ayre Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    All our menus feature fresh local produce and seasonal specialities.

  5. Lynnfield Hotel

    Type

    Traditional

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    As our guest, your comfort is our first concern. We want your visit to Orkney to be memorable, starting with our comfortable rooms and our exceptional meals in the restaurant.

  6. The Commodore

    Type

    Bar and Pub Food

    Gradings

    Holm

    Welcome to The Commodore

  7. 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.

  8. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    South Ronaldsay

    Skerries Bistro dining experience is in a bespoke ‘all glass’ building located 80 metres from the cliff with views across the Pentland Firth.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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