The Lion and Unicorn Restaurant is tucked away in Thornhill just outside Stirling. Full of friendly locals it is one of the few Free Houses in Scotland. Steeped in history, the Lion and Unicorn has a huge 1635 open fireplace in the dining room. Known for its good beer and top notch food it is only half an hour from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and well worth a visit. Advisable to book at weekends.