We had been living in five-star luxury nearby and wanted to savour something completely different. Walking down The Tummel and over the suspension bridge near The Pitlochry Festival Theatre we spotted Drummonds in Ferry Road.
It is labelled a restaurant and public house and we popped in. Featured on the packed walls are pictures of Fife centred around the area’s mining past. A talking point as we were in Pitlochry, in the heart of Scotland.
That drew out attention and so did the menu. We fancied something plain and battered haddock and chips and a roast beef dinner were too tempting to turn down.
A pint of locally-brewed PT best was £3 – £1.10 less than the nearby Old Mill Inn – and a half-pint shandy was £1.60. It was not long before a huge plate of fish and chips arrived along with the other main.
The plates were hot and you could not fault the fish or the roast beef which was accompanied by veg and a sizeable Yorkshire pudding. Both dishes were piping hot.
And the chat was good to. We found out why Fife was featured on the walls, the owner hailed from there.
Drummonds is, we learned, popular with theatregoers who walk from the village to The Festival Theatre. We can understand why. No frills but hearty, value meals. Booking is advised if a show is on.