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3. MEIGLE / ARDLER / ALYTH – a Real Ale Outing
by Alan Lawson
An interesting real ale outing with some pleasant walking can be undertaken in the Newtyle / Meigle / Alyth area, visiting several pubs. The no.57 bus (Dundee / Newtyle / Meigle / Alyth / Blairgowrie) may be useful.
In Newtyle, the only pub – The Commercial in South Street – doesn't do draught real ale, but good quality bottles are available.
The walking then begins at the east end of North Street, where you pick up the path of the old railway line running northwards. After about ¾ of a mile, the path swings down across the Newtyle—Meigle road and heads westward through pleasant open country for a mile and a half to approach the small village of Ardler. Turn right into a cul-
Owners Stewart and Carol Ferrier bought the place in 2006 and undertook a major refurbishment: part of this involved taking a whole elm tree which had matured for 7 years and getting a joiner to turn it into their fine bar... a wonderful piece of craftmanship. A pleasant wee pub, with darts, pool table, and quiet tv. Comfy sofa in front of a fine wood-
Extricating oneself from the sofa, exit and turn right for the pleasant walk of about a mile and a half to Meigle.
The Kinloch Arms, Meigle
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