Hawes Inn, Queensferry

THE historic Hawes Inn in South Queensferry is one of Scotland’s landmark country pubs – nestling in the shadow of the Forth Bridge.

It oozes rural charm and rustic character and is immortalised with a passing mention in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Kidnapped.

The picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring hearty, seasonal pub food or for an overnight stay in one of the 14 bedrooms.

People travel from near and far to savour the charm, which includes stunning views over the Firth of Forth towards Fife.

Stevenson, who was born in Edinburgh in 1850 spent a night at the inn in 1886, wrote part of Kidnapped while staying in Room 13.

The Hawes Inn is operated under the Vintage Inns name, which is one of the brand stables operated by food and drinks giants Mitchells & Butlers.

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