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MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub

) #4 of 16 Restaurants in Chester €€ - €€€ , British,
52 South Main Street, Chester, VT
+1 802-875-6227
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (56 reviews)
“steak pie” (23 reviews)
“stews” (22 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
52 South Main Street, Chester, VT
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1 - 10 of 329 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and unusual beers on tap; Wee Heavy is my fave. There is haggis if you want to give it a try. I enjoy there steak pie with fresh carrots on the side. Not your typical bar food.

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Belhaven on tap!!!! My husband and I had dinner and drinks here with family, came back another night for a quick beer at the bar. I love the atmosphere - beautiful woodwork, low lights, warm happy vibe. Food is good, but I really need to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here for dinner & drinks - the place was small, noisy, and the food was overpriced & just OK. There were only 2 poor waitress working both inside area, outside area, & the bar area - very under-staffed. We would not go...More

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I had just arrived in Chester and didn't have time to dawdle over dinner before a workshop began. Our kilt-clad waitress suggested the speed of sandwiches over entrees. We ordered the "Mary Queen of Scots" and enjoyed for the first time this...More

Thank ChannahAbraham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our brief stay in Chester, this Scottish Pub was recommended to us by the Karass Innkeeper- it was excellent. Good food and brew as well as charming and reasonable prices. An unexpected treat in Vermont.

Thank Lee D
Reviewed 4 July 2017

If you are in Chester,Vermont & looking for good food RUN don't walk to MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub . The food & atmosphere is fantastic !! The Pub is owned by husband & wife Deb & Alan Brown. They are the best host & hostess !...More

Thank PTG5348
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We stop in anytime we are in the area... Love the atmosphere and food! Great pies... And if you have room the Cookie Sundae is wonderful!!!

Thank Kenneth T
Reviewed 23 June 2017

we had been here in previous years, and again were not disappointed. one of us is Scottish, and again found the choices on the menu to suit. my spouse had bangers and mash; quite good. I had potato wedges; filled me up. fine. with drinks,...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Living in Chester... I am not sure how this place has so many good reviews. I have given this place 3 chances. And every single time I get rude service (because I look under 21 and ask for liquor), get frozen "vegetable of the day"......More

Thank veggiekittyyy
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I have been to MacLaomainn's several times and have never been disappointed. The menu offers traditional Scottish fare along with more typical pub grub and servers wearing kilts. My usual is the Auld Leekie stew, but a 90-degree June evening called for something lighter. I...More

Thank vtdano
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 South Main Street, Chester, VT
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-875-6227
An authentic Scottish Pub serving a varied menu for the whole family, well known for the wide variety of Scottish Ales and Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
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