Keeping it real
Proud of its cask marque, The Whey Pat serves up to seven real ales and, over the year, gets through hundreds of varieties, among them Belhaven IPA and Greene King IPA. No less impressive is the range of whiskies: some 60 in all. Also behind the bar are Belhaven Best, Carling McEwan's Export and others. Where possible the food is sourced from the local butcher, baker, greengrocer and fishmonger, changing seasonally according to the best on offer. In addition to favourites such as the soup-and-sandwich deal, loaded nachos, beef chilli, great burgers and mac and cheese, there are enticing specials which, in the past, have included peppered mackerel salad, chicken and leek pie, and sticky toffee pudding.