The Scottish beer festival with the country's 'most unique' bar

As we head into longer days and warmer weather, it’ll soon be festival time.

Published 26th Mar 2024
Updated 26 th Mar 2024

While large music festivals grab the headlines, Scotland is home to a number of smaller food and drink focused festivals. One of these is FyneFest, which was set up in 2010 by Fyne Ales.

Located in the Fyne Ales brewery estate at Achadunan in Cairndow, Argyll, the small beer, music and local food festival has grown over the years from 350 visitors in the early days to over 2000 to date.

In 2023 the festival hosted over 40 musical acts, over 160 unique beers from 42 breweries and with over 2500 people in attendance.

Fynefest beer festival unique bar
Picture: John Devlin

As well as this, 94 runners participated in the charity fundraiser, which raised money for the Arrochar Mountain Rescue.

The weekend also included meet the brewer talks, kids’ activities, the Fynefest pub quiz, Fynefest bingo, yoga, brewery tours, the Fynefest ceilidh and face painting. 

While Fynefest is becoming an increasingly popular festival, one of the aspects that really makes it stand out is that it’s home to Scotland’s ‘most unique’ bar.

Located an hour’s walk from the festival site, the Walkers bar - situated in an old bothy - offers those that make the trip stunning views over Glen Fyne.

Once festival-goers arrive at the bar, they can tuck into a burger fresh from the BBQ as well as sipping on a well-earned beer. The Walkers bar is open from 12-4pm on the Saturday of the festival.

This year’s FyneFest - which is family and dog-friendly - will take place from May 31 - 2 June.

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Find out more about this year’s festivals and tickets at the Fynefest website.

Fyne Ales Brewery Tap & Shop, Cairndow, UK
Fyne Ales Brewery Tap & Shop, Cairndow, UK, PA26 8BJ
Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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