The Clachan Inn, situated on the square in the centre of Drymen is Scotland's oldest registered licensed premises (1734) and is reeked in history. With its welcoming atmosphere and log fire, the Clachan Inn is at the very heart of village life for both locals and visitors alike. Drymen is a popular first night stop on the West Highland Way and the Clachan Inn is the ideal place to meet fellow walkers and share tales of adventures over a malt whisky. Dogs are welcome in the famous Clachan Bar.
Whether you are looking for a satisfying bar meal or a full dinner experience in our restaurant, you’ll find the Clachan Inn has a great variety of home cooked meals from which to choose. Our menus are designed to tempt the taste buds with delicious dishes expertly created by our skilled chefs.
A variety of draught beers, guest cask ale along with a wide selection of malt whiskies and an extensive wine list are also available. Offering traditional home cooking and warm hospitality you will be sure to leave with lasting memories of this wonderful part of Scotland.
Gordon and Elaine Strang look forward to welcoming you to Scotland's oldest pub.
Steeped in history
Dating back to 1734, the Inn is steeped in history and is Scotland's oldest registered licensed premises. Meaning “a building of stone”, a more permanent construction of its time when many buildings were made of turf, it was the first of its kind to have its own still to distil and sell its own whisky. The first licensee of The Clachan was Mistress Gow, one of Rob Roy’s sisters and many relics of yesteryear remain to his day.