The Fountain Bar & Restaurant (Aberfeldy) 2023 : Review

Visit & Vibes

After conquering my 11th Munro at the challenging Schiehallion, I was absolutely famished.

Hiking through the rugged Scottish terrain can work up quite an appetite, and today, I found myself at the Fountain Bar and Restaurant in Aberfeldy, thanks to the recommendation of my hiking companion.

As we walked in, it had the cozy ambiance of your typical pub, but what set it apart was the warm and welcoming staff who greeted us.

Noise Level★★★★★
Restaurant Temperature★★★★
Table Dressing★★★
Restaurant Cleanliness★★★★

The Food

8oz Fountain Beef Burger £13.95
bacon, cheese, chips, salad & homemade coleslaw

I opted to remove the salad and coleslaw.

With my hunger bordering on insatiable, I decided to go for the classic option: a burger. I figured it would be hearty enough to satisfy my post-hike cravings, and I wasn’t wrong.

The burger that arrived at my table was a sight to behold – a colossal creation that seemed like a match for my ravenous appetite. The beef patty was thick and cooked to perfection, with juices oozing out with every bite. The bun was fresh and held everything together nicely.

The cheese on the burger was good, providing a rich, creamy contrast to the savory beef. However, the one letdown in this otherwise fantastic burger was the bacon. It was disappointingly thin, lacking the bold, smoky flavor that could have taken this burger to the next level. As a result, it felt more like a cheeseburger with a subtle hint of bacon rather than a proper bacon cheeseburger.

But, let’s not dwell on that minor setback because, all in all, this meal was immensely satisfying. The copious serving of chips that accompanied the burger only added to the delight of the meal. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, they were the perfect sidekick to the burger.

Dish Flavour★★★★
Serving Size★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★

Final Thoughts…

Overall the visit was really nice, the staff was very friendly and the food was very filling.

The burger was perfect for today and for a pub burger it was very nice.

Service / Staff★★★★★
Overall Value for Money★★★★
It’s important to note that all the views and opinions expressed in my blog posts and vlogs are entirely personal, have not been influenced in any way and reflect my individual perspective. I value authenticity and honesty above all, and my content is a genuine reflection of my thoughts and experiences.

A Wholesome Day at the Foodie Festival 2023 : But the VIP Experience Not Worth It


Visit & Vibes

So, I recently had the chance to dive into a gastronomic wonderland at the latest foodie festival in town. Armed with VIP tickets priced at £40, I was all set for a day of tantalizing treats, culinary shows, and exclusive perks.

Did it live up to the hype? Well, grab your snacks, and let me dish out the scoop!

Stepping onto the festival grounds, I was greeted by a lively atmosphere that just screamed foodie paradise.

The variety of stalls was mind-boggling, offering everything from scrumptious bites to refreshing drinks and other quirky finds. I kicked off my adventure with a refreshing lemonade and a juicy burger. Trust me, that combo hit all the right spots.

Despite the unpredictable weather turning the grass a bit mucky, the festival-goers were absolutely undeterred. It was all about the love of food, and nothing was going to dampen that spirit.

Armed with my VIP badge, I set out to explore the terrain, soaking in the vibrant energy and vibrant aromas wafting from all directions.

The VIP Experience

Of course, the festival wasn’t just about eating (although that was a big part of it). I managed to catch a few shows as well. First up, a delightful cooking demonstration that lasted about 20 minutes. It might have been short, but it packed a punch with innovative cooking techniques and a mouthwatering recipe. And let’s not forget the pepper eating contest—oh boy, was that an adventure! I watched in awe as the daring contestants battled it out, and only the strongest taste buds emerged victorious.

The cherry on top of the culinary cake was the performance by none other than Callum Beattie. His soulful tunes and catchy melodies set the perfect backdrop for a relaxing wind-down after all the foodie excitement. I found myself humming along to his tunes, feeling the festival vibes come full circle.

Now, let’s talk about those VIP perks.

In theory, they sounded amazing—exclusive access to certain areas, priority seating, and a tantalizing goodie bag. But in practice, it was a bit of a letdown.

The priority seats were hardly monitored, and it seemed like anyone and everyone could snag them. Similarly, the designated VIP-only area for tables and chairs was a bit of a free-for-all. Forking over £40 for these perks only to find them unenforced was a downer.

The goodie bag

Ah, the goodie bag. The anticipation was real as I eagerly opened it, hoping for a treasure trove of delectable surprises. Instead, what I found was a bag of vitamins with a smattering of chocolates. I mean, seriously? A foodie festival goodie bag deserves more than a few vitamins, right? Even a modest upgrade in content could have made it more worth the price.

Final Thoughts…

So, there you have it, folks.

The foodie festival was a blast, with its eclectic stalls, tasty treats, and unforgettable moments. But, and it’s a big but, the VIP ticket didn’t quite live up to its promise.

If you’re thinking of splurging for that VIP experience next time, I’d say save your cash. The festival’s general admission was fantastic on its own, and you won’t be missing out on much by skipping the VIP perks.

It’s important to note that all the views and opinions expressed in my blog posts and vlogs are entirely personal, have not been influenced in any way and reflect my individual perspective. I value authenticity and honesty above all, and my content is a genuine reflection of my thoughts and experiences.

Party Like A Cocapoo Event 4k

The guys at Party Like a Cockapoo asked if I would like to come and watch one of their shows, and do a wee promo for them.

I accepted as it sounded fun plus it’s always nice to help people.⁣⁣

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