Tavern. Saloon. Taproom. Bar. Ale House. Pub. Call them what you will, in the South we call them howffs and they pepper our towns bringing all sorts of people together. Whether you’re after a pint of beer, a dram of whisky, a tumbler of gin or just fancy a wee bit of scran, our pubs can satisfy any wanderer, body and soul. Discover our local free houses and make them your own.

Where to Visit?

Drop by Kelso, filled with quaint taverns and even a micropub – an especially intimate venue that’s filled with cask ales. Of course, you can always choose to patronise a larger public house and visit Lasswade, where a historic paper mill doubles as a watering hole. Or throw back a snifter of Scotch in the same pub Rabbie Burns frequented in Dumfries – one of the oldest still standing in Scotland.