Scotland > Highlands, Fortrose
Beer Available At Anderson (arranged by most recent)
Alaskan Smoked Porter 99, Greene King Strong Suffolk (Olde Suffolk) 97, Mont des Cats 88, Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 (Citra) 98, Wylam Locomotion No.1 38, To ōl Raid Beer 96, 8 Wired iStout 100, De Molen Spanning & Sensatie 97, Mikkeller Mielcke & Hurtigkarl 92, Mikkeller 黑牛 Black Buffalo 99, Orval 99, Orkney Dark Island Reserve 99, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #2 98, Petrus Aged Pale 96, Mikkeller SpontanKoppi 71, Tempest World of Pain 89, Cromarty Rogue Wave 92, Mikkeller Spontanale 94
Woulfe (1) Malden, Massachusetts | November 15, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
I visited Scotland with some friends from the US this past April - during over travels, we spent a night on Black Isle and stumbled upon the Anderson for our dinner (it was recommended by our B&B owner). All I can say is that was the best recommendation I have received and I couldnít have been happier with the result. We sat in the back bar for the first two hours, enjoying their vast beer selection (ah, Mikkeller - how I love thee). We then moved on to their dining area and had a terrific meal topped by an even more amazing dessert. The Anderson is a great place to include on any tour of Scotland, especially if you find yourself in the Inverness area.
Scopey (271) Croydon, England | August 30, 2012| Updated December 7, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
I have been waiting some time to visit the Anderson after hearing some rave reviews and seeing their name as one of the few ambassadeurs díOrval. The Inn located about 30 minutes drive from Inverness airport, which means itís not nearly as difficult to get to as you would first think. We stayed the night in a brilliant room with a four-poster bed, which I strongly suggest to get the full Anderson experience. Inside they have 3 areas Ė a dining room, beer bar and whisky bar. We opted for the latter. Itís obvious straight away that the owners are passionate about food and drink. The selection includes about 150 beers, numerous ciders, 250 single malts and over 50 wines. Beer-wise they have a comprehensive tap selection of both cask and keg with quality craft beer being the focus. The bottle list is impressive - composed of a substantial Belgian and Danish selection, as well as interesting Scottish, English and Dutch beers, amongst others. We were there from open to close, but would need to be there for weeks to make a dent on the menu. All staff were friendly, passionate and knowledgeable. Prices seemed very good for someone used to London anyway. Food is a fusion of Scottish and American and pretty damn delicious. Right up there with the best beer places I have ever visited, let alone the UK. I shall most definitely return!
sic1314 (229) Leiden, Netherlands | April 22, 2012| Updated December 7, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing off the beaten track pub, wonderful beer list for itís location. Always visited in daytime, so canít really say what the ambience is when busy - but when in the area, visit!
Tim Webb (173) Cambridge, England | December 19, 2010| Updated January 9, 2011
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
In the UK, I cannot bring to mind a better place to drink than the Anderson. The pub and the hotel-lounge are entered via doors in different streets. The former is a great wee bar, the best on the Black Isle of Cromarty, and has live local music on Sundays. The latter has local/fusion/New Orleans cuisine almost as an also-ran to the 100+ Belgian beers, dozen or so top-of-the-range Scottish beers from Brewdog and local Highlanders, and the 230+ single malts and 100-ish wine list. Dark but atmospheric, family-run, small-town Scottish Hotelette with big stoves in winter and year-round cosiness. Virtually empty from January to April and closed for four weeks in Nov-early Dec. Miles off the beaten track you will love the fact that someone told you about it.
maltandhops (1) Paris, France | September 30, 2010| Updated January 9, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This pub is a great place with great atmosphere. The whisky bar has a great selection of malts (around 250) and the beer selection is good too.
Good belgian beer on bottles. Real ales from the uk. Anchor ale, Tripel Karmelit on tap.
The American owner is a great fan of malts and beers. Itís great to speak to him around a glass.
This is THE pub to go to if youíre in the Highlands!
hophop (11) , Scotland | May 14, 2010| Updated January 9, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Best pub in the Highlands and one of the best in Scotland. Run by the talented American couple Mr and Mrs Anderson.
Excellent cask ales, Belgian beers and a few unusual keg offerings - Anchor Liberty and some Belgians.
Whisky bar cosy and smart and scruffy publc bar with the locals a good laugh.
Weirdo pony-tailed barman a bit gruff but other staff make up for it. Jim a genuine beer geek. This is a gem worth the detour.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 12, 2007| Updated January 9, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I was totally charmed by The Anderson. Not Jim per say (;P), but the whole business he and his wife run. First off, the vintage room with four-poster bed we had upstairs was very romantic. Then, the Whisky Bar, one of the 2 bars in this building, is one of the coziest pubs Iíve ever been in. The room is small and has a small fireplace. Chalkboards are all over the walls, all containing some juicy information on the many libations on offer. Nearly 200 malt whiskies are available, and just under 100 Belgian bottles. Most of these Belgians are of great quality, Rocheforts, St.Bernardus, Malheur Brut Reserve, Westmalles, Orval, etc. They even had a couple Belgian taps. The second bar is accessible from outside the hotel, and it is here that a few cask ales are being pumped. 3 of them were offered when we visited, and these change all the time. They also had a cask cider, all of which were perfectly cared for. The food is also a major attraction here, as Jimís wife Anne is a wizard in the kitchen. Fusion cuisine at its best, and a changing menu all the time. There is love and care all over this place and I would not hesitate to spend another long night here. Jim is a beer geek too, so he wonít mind if you start up nerdy conversations about craft beer...
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