A Musselburgh pub that’s been owned by the same family for more than 150 years is the best in Scotland and Northern Ireland for real ale, according to CAMRA.
The Volunteer Arms, AKA Staggs Bar, on the town’s North High Street, appears in the latest edition of CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide, described as a “superb pub”.
It is owned by publican Nigel Finlay, who runs it with his daughter Katie McKenzie.
McKenzie told SLTN that cask beer is the “number one seller” at Staggs Bar.
“I don’t want to give away all our trade secrets, but we do take care of our beers like no one else does,” she said.
“When we’ve had customers try a beer somewhere else they’ve often said it just doesn’t taste the same.”
As a regional winner the pub will now enter the running for the title of CAMRA National Pub of the Year.