Teuchter’s Landing is a pub set in a former waiting room for the steam ferry from Leith to Aberdeen. For those who are not from Scotland, a Teuchter is traditionally a derogatory term for a person from the countryside, usually someone from the North of Scotland. Being a teuchter myself, I can say that any fellow highlanders would feel very welcome in this bar.
The drinks list is exceptional, featuring a lot of the less common beers, one of which is a personal favourite of mine and is brewed in the area where I grew up, Black Isle Blonde. Along with a normal set menu, the bar also has a very distinct “mug menu” in which it serves food from a mug. The food is mostly Scottish staples, such as haggis (and vegetarian haggis), mac n cheese, and mussels. All of this hearty fare comes with oatcakes too. The chips are ridiculously thick and incredibly tasty.
There is a big screen at the far end of the bar, and also in the smaller room, which shows sports. The atmosphere is very relaxed and if you’re looking for a bar to watch sports that is less rowdy than someone of the ones in town, then this is a great place to go.
It also has a beer garden which looks out onto the water, now that summer is almost over, it might be a nice place to try an al fresco drink before winter.