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, on a decent day it’s a really good place to be.