The SCOTTISH HONKY-TONK, also referred to as the SHT or SKONK, is located on the stunning Isle of Bute, just outside Rothesay, featuring country, blues, and rock music, various moonshines from Kentucky and South Carolina and a sizeable assortment of whiskies and other delectable beers and booze!
A HONKY-TONK is a US southern bar that provides country and blues music for the entertainment of its patrons, and the style of music played in such establishments. Bars of this kind were, and are, common in the South and Southwest United States. Before World War II, the music industry began to refer to hillbilly music being played from Texas and Oklahoma to the West Coast as “honky-tonk” music. In the 1950s, honky-tonk entered its golden age.
Address: The Scottish Honky-Tonk, 23 Marine Place, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 0LF
In the Elegant Restaurant you will be offered a selection of dishes lovingly prepared for by chefs who have a real passion for food. Using fresh local produce your palate will be stimulated by stunning flavours and gourmet cuisine. Fine wines are available to accompany your meal along with spirits, liquors and of course wonderful malts.
The Outdoor Terrace is available for sipping drinks before dinner, enjoying coffee’s after dinner or simply just passing the time away enjoying the magnificent views.
Address: Chandlers Restaurant, Ascog Bay, Isle of Bute, PA20 9ET
The Black Bull is a family friendly bar and restaurant in the Victorian seaside town of Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. This cosy and quaint pub, run by Angie and Scott, offers a wide range of real ales and good food and is situated across from Rothesay Marina.
Children are welcome until 8pm and we have live entertainment and karaoke most Saturdays. A free function room is also available for bookings.
Address: Black Bull Inn, 3 W Princes Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 9AF
The India Pavilion is renowned throughout the Rothesay area for its divine style and presentation of traditional Indian cuisine, this is achieved by paying special attention to every fine detail and only using the very finest ingredients.
If you are looking for the most exquisite Indian food in the Rothesay area, then take a look and order from our easy to use on screen menu, you will see that we offer something for every member of your family. Our on-line menu is fully downloadable, so why not keep it on your desktop for regular use! If your favourite meal is not on our menu just call 01700 504 988 to ask us, and our chef will happily try and prepare it especially for you.
Address: India Pavilion, 7 Argyle Street, Isle of Bute, PA20 0AT
Welcome to our licensed restaurant in the centre of Rothesay on the beautiful Isle of Bute. We serve excellent meals produced from local ingredients and fresh ground coffee
We bake breads and cakes daily and offer a varied menu to cater for all tastes and cater for private parties of up to 26 by arrangement
Everyone enjoys a good meal in pleasant surroundings.
Our restaurant and lounge have been fully refurbished in an elegant style with comfy leather chairs and period furniture.
The views north and south of the Kyles from this room are spectacular.
Our Chef prepares fantastic fresh dishes using local game and fish products and ingredients from our home grown garden.
Bar meals and a la carte restaurant are available to residents and non-residents 7 days a week for lunch and dinners.
Address: Colintraive Hotel, Kyles of Bute, Colintraive, PA22 3AS
If you like the idea of a break on the island haven of Bute, The Glenburn Hotel is a grand and elegant choice for your stay. The hotel is set in a prime position atop delightful terraced gardens and was originally constructed in 1892 as a hydrotherapy retreat. It commands fabulous views overlooking Rothesay Bay and the Cowal Peninsula. Within the hotel, you will find 119 bedrooms including the chance to upgrade to a Superior Room for an even more comfortable stay. Relax with a drink in our welcoming bar or perhaps enjoy a game of snooker. After dinner in the restaurant, a unique and varied programme of top class live entertainment will keep you entertained in the beautifully restored ballroom.
Address: The Glenburn Hotel, Mountstuart Road, Isle of Bute PA20 9JP
When quality fresh Meats with low food miles and full traceability are required be they for the family dinner table or restaurant chef Macqueens of Rothesay are an award winning Family Butcher providing meats that tick all the boxes. Meats are sourced for the Island of Bute are not only unique but are top grade lean, tender and delicious they are cut and prepared fresh daily in our busy Butchers shop in the heart of Rothesay. Based on the Island of Bute in the Firth of Clyde Scotland, a family run business and online butcher who use only skilled craft butchery methods to guarantee the best you’ll ever taste delivered to your home.
The range we specialise in is a broad one with all the traditional cuts, including naturally reared Bute grass fed beef from pure Highland Cattle to Aberdeen Angus along with excellent cross breeds. We dry age and hang cuts for 20 days min. Pork and Lamb are sourced form the very best suppliers that can be found on the island of Bute and throughout Argyll. With an impressive award winning Sausage & Burger range along with an extensive range of traditional Scottish steak pies and mouth watering pastry products and well stocked deli, Macqueens are a one stop modern Butchers.
A brief history
Todays renowned business Macqueens of Rothesay opened its doors to trade customers in 1976. Founded by Alistair & Hazel Macqueen. The shop is now run by brothers David & Ronald Macqueen. With over 50 years Butchery experience between them along with their highly skilled staff, they have developed Macqueens into Rothesay’s premier Butchers and now one of Scotland top online Butchers.
Address: Macqueens of Rothesay, 1 Bishop St, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 9DH
Come in, take a seat and enjoy a relaxing chat over some of our finest tea's and coffee's available. Also take a look at our menu for a range of food's including toasties, burgers, cakes and ice cream too! With a view looking onto Rothesay's beautiful seafront and esplanade gardens, you won't find a more relaxing placed cafe in Rothesay's town center. Also added convenience as we are located only two minutes from Rothesay's ferry terminal and the town main bus stop, so why not pop in whilst you are waiting for onward transport!
Address: Blethers Bistro, 7 Victoria Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA200AZ