The Oxford Bar

Tucked down a narrow, cobbled street in Edinburgh's New Town, just off Charlotte Square, The Oxford Bar has the reputation of being an old man's bar, with good selection of real ale and bar lunches.

The white-walled pub is renowned as the favourite drinking hole of Edinburgh's famous, fictional, crime-solver  Detective Inspector John Rebus and sometimes his creator author Ian Rankin.

With its wooden finishing, worn leather chairs, and vintage, black-and-white photographs of Edinburgh, it has an old-world, traditional bar feel about it.

Bridge Inn

Popular, real ale pub at the top of Peebles High Street overlooking the river Tweed - as its name suggests the pub is right beside the bridge. 

The pub has a beer garden for better weather and is located in the shadow of Peebles Parish church as the loud tolls of the bells will remind you at regular intervals. 

As well as its good selection of real ales, there are pub games like jackpot domino tournaments and Sunday live music sessions.

The Bridge Inn won 2017 CAMRA Pub of the Year for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

CAMRA says of the Bridge Inn: