The Bandstand
Nairn, IV12 4NB

The Bandstand
Nairn, IV12 4NB

Cask beers available

Cask beers available

Plum Porter - 4.9%

Plum Porter

Titanic

4.9% abv

This beer is dark strong and well rounded; the richness of such a rotund beer is brought to an even keel by the late addition of Goldings hops and natural plum flavouring. Take the opportunity and go for the low hanging fruit, this sumptuous beer really is a plum!

Stout Keith - 5%

Stout Keith

Keith

5% abv

A rich, sweet stout with dark coffee added during the ageing stage of the beer. Hints of espresso, thick molasses and milk chocolate.

Lia Fail - 4.7%

Lia Fail

Inveralmond

4.7% abv

Lia Fail is a dark, robust, full bodied beer with a deep malty taste, smooth texture and hoppy aroma. The beer is rich with a well-balanced and satisfying sweetness with chocolate notes.

Trade Winds - 4.3%

Trade Winds

Cairngorm

4.3% abv

Award winning new recipe. A light golden colour with a high proportion of wheat and corn giving it a clean fresh taste on top of which there is masses of hop, fruit and citrus flavours with elderflower on the nose.

Lia Fail - 4.7%

Lia Fail

Inveralmond

4.7% abv

Lia Fail is a dark, robust, full bodied beer with a deep malty taste, smooth texture and hoppy aroma. The beer is rich with a well-balanced and satisfying sweetness with chocolate notes.

Hophead - 3.8%

Hophead

Dark Star

3.8% abv

Full bodied and full flavoured, Hophead is our mothership. Hoppy and golden with a distinct floral aroma and mighty elderflower hit from the Cascade hops. A stellar session beer.

Due South - 3.8%

Due South

StrathBraan

3.8% abv

A classic pale ale appearing a golden colour in the glass. An easy drinking session beer with slight citrus flavours.

Ossian - 4.1%

Ossian

Inveralmond

4.1% abv

A pale, golden coloured brew with a full bodied fruity flavour with distinct nutty tones and a hoppy, zesty orange aroma, derived from First Gold and Cascade Hops.

Lost Lager - 4.7%

Lost Lager

BrewDog

4.7% abv

This is a dry-hopped Pilsner made with classic German Saphir hops, giving vibrant citrus and stone-fruit notes. Built from Bavarian yeast, it has a crisp clean taste. This is lager like it was, like it should be, like it will be. Lager is back!

Lager Beer - 4.6%

Lager Beer

Innis & Gunn

4.6% abv

Our Lager takes its inspiration from the German style of lager, Helles. It has a sweet, malty flavour balanced with a light aromatic hoppiness that makes it very refreshing. We use Naked Golden Oats to make our Lager. Naked Golden Oats are grown without husks so that even more sweetness and flavour can be extracted from the grains during brewing.

Gladeye IPA - 5.5%

Gladeye IPA

Drygate

5.5% abv

The mighty golden cyclops! A burst of lemon and biscuit aromas on the nose, with flavours of pithy lemon marmalade and a well rounded resinous finish.

Guinness - 4.1%

Guinness

Guinness

4.1% abv

Unmistakeably GUINNESS, from the first velvet sip to the last, lingering drop. And every deep-dark satisfying mouthful in between.

Hefe Weissbier - 5.4%

Hefe Weissbier

Weihenstephan

5.4% abv

Nothing refreshes you more than this naturally cloudy wheat beer with its wonderful yeasty fragrance and taste. Goes well with dishes that do not have too intensive a flavour, especially that Bavarian speciality 'Weisswurst' or white sausage.

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IPA - 3.6%

IPA

Greene King

3.6% abv

A light, uncomplicated session bitter. Copper coloured with a bitter introduction, sweetish malt undertone and refreshing increasing bitterness.

Everyone Loves Cashmere - 3.8%

Everyone Loves Cashmere

Fyne

3.8% abv

Beautifully balanced, Cashmere is a gentle and aromatic hop that offers subtle citrus and smooth.

Raven - 3.8%

Raven

Orkney

3.8% abv

Raven's dominant malt character is a balance between juicy pale ale malt and a biscuity, toasty malt flavour, this gives way to a clean spicy orange bitterness.

Doppelbock - 7.1%

Doppelbock

Top Out

7.1% abv

Rich and malty, strong traditional Bavarian Lager.

Wolf - 6%

Wolf

Windswept

6% abv

A dark and powerful brew named after the Wolf of Badenoch, infamous for burning down Elgin cathedral in 1390. Enjoy by a roaring fire!

Red MacGregor - 4%

Red MacGregor

Orkney

4% abv

Pleasantly bitter, red coloured session beer with a smoothness that belies its aggressive ancestors! A brilliant ruby red colour, deliciously perfumed with hints of spiciness. Rich hop fruits giving way to a clean dry refreshing floral hop bitterness.

Broadside - 4.7%

Broadside

Adnams

4.7% abv

A dark ruby red beer rich in fruitcake flavours, it has a wonderful balance of malt and hop flavours. Made with Pale Ale malt and First Gold hops which add orange marmalade flavours.

Red Smiddy - 4.1%

Red Smiddy

Kelburn

4.1% abv

Named after a local blacksmiths, this beer is complex in character as is fitting for a championship winning ale. Red Smiddy is a smooth, dry ale with a unique spicy aroma and flavour. Its reddish hue, warm glow and tight head gives it a presence that makes it stand out against its competitors.

Carronade - 4.2%

Carronade

Tryst

4.2% abv

Distinctive citrus flavours in this prize-winning ale. Using a combination of American hops and Scottish malt, Carronade refreshes the palette with each mouthful leaving you wanting more.

Hurricane Jack - 4.4%

Hurricane Jack

Fyne

4.4% abv

Pale gold with a big grassy hop aroma with some delicate hints of cinnamon and ginger, and a slight floral note. Citrus hop flavours lead to a pleasant bitterness.

Island Life - 3.7%

Island Life

Orkney

3.7% abv

Pale golden ale with citrus fruit aromas. Mouth-watering flavours of grapefruit and peach, lead to a crisp bitter zesty finish, to be enjoyed time and time again. Brewed with Citra, El-Dorado and Cascade hops.

Avalanche - 4.5%

Avalanche

Fyne

4.5% abv

This true golden ale starts with stunning citrus on the nose. Well- balanced with good body and fruit balancing with a refreshing hoppy taste, it finishes with a long bittersweet aftertaste.

Pale Ale - Moutere - 3.6%

Pale Ale - Moutere

Top Out

3.6% abv

This single hop Pale Ale is made with Moutere, a perfect post-work pint with only 3.6% alcohol. To make it that little bit different, we're introducing new, single hops with almost every batch, letting us showcase some of the world's best and unusual hops, chosen for their flavour and aroma.

Staple - 4%

Staple

Top Out

4% abv

A tasty, smooth, session ale that should be part of everybody’s ‘staple’ beer diet.

Cairngorm Gold - 4.5%

Cairngorm Gold

Cairngorm

4.5% abv

A continental style beer light in colour and body. Richly hopped with Saaz and Styrian Goldings hops for a fresh, bold hop flavour and aroma.

APA - 5%

APA

Windswept

5% abv

An award-winning IPA with smooth malts and a tangy grapefruit finish from Columbus, Willamette and Cascade hops.

Red Rocker - 5%

Red Rocker

Cromarty

5% abv

A Red Rye based beer, recklessly laced with American Hops during the boil and dry hopped after fermentation with more USA and NZ varieties. A real fruity character with a smooth bitterness, perfect to rock your senses to the edge.

Head East - 4.2%

Head East

StrathBraan

4.2% abv

A traditional bitter appearing a copper colour in the glass. A well balanced beer with a malty character and pronounced floral aroma.

Wave Breaker - 4.3%

Wave Breaker

Orkney

4.3% abv

Blonde beer, lively lemon and lime aromas, then stone fruit flavours with biscuit malt and a creamy finish. This brew uses the innovative New Zealand hop Moteuka. This hop alongside a touch of biscuity Vienna malt offers flavours akin to Key Lime pie.

Dark Island - 4.6%

Dark Island

Orkney

4.6% abv

Hard to categorise as a stout or old ale. Sweetish roast malt taste leads to a long lasting roasted, slightly bitter finish. Rich fruity nose balanced by flavours of chocolate, dried fruit and figs.

1806 - 5%

1806

Windswept

5% abv

Pitch black, this classic Scottish stout is rich in coffee flavour with a good roasted barley finish.

Spey's Cadet - 4.5%

Spey's Cadet

Spey Valley

4.5% abv

A simple, well balanced hybrid IPA. Made with lager and ale malts, for a beautifully balanced IPA-Lager hybrid beer.

Wilder Ness - 5.1%

Wilder Ness

Loch Ness

5.1% abv

A malty brown ale with wheat, amber and chocolate malts combining beautifully with clear Highland water. Chestnut in colour, with toasted malt and berry aromas which give way to full fruit flavours and a bittersweet aftertaste.

Crisp Keith - 4%

Crisp Keith

Keith

4% abv

A new lager that has a smooth refreshing taste with crisp and clean finish and a touch of fruitiness.

Pentland IPA - 3.9%

Pentland IPA

Stewart

3.9% abv

A golden dry ale, with slight fruit tones and a moderate bitterness. Fresh hop cones are added in four stages to contribute a more complex character, resulting in an easy to drink ale that offers refreshment with a little extra spice.

Stag - 4.1%

Stag

Cairngorm

4.1% abv

A mahogany coloured ale with medium to light body. Challenger and Fuggles hops are added plentifully giving initial bitterness that is then balanced by a caramel finish from the roast malts.

Corncrake - 4.1%

Corncrake

Orkney

4.1% abv

Blonde ale clear, pale golden colour with a blond medium-sized foamy head. Citrus-fruity and slightly piney and herbal hoppy aroma.

Skull Splitter - 8.5%

Skull Splitter

Orkney

8.5% abv

One of our strongest beers, named after Thorfinn Einarsson the 7th Viking Earl of Orkney. A rich fruity wine-like complexity on the palate includes fresh and dried fruits, warm exotic spice and light summer citrus fruits. Sophisticated, satiny smooth with a deceptively light character.

Old Peculier - 5.6%

Old Peculier

Theakston

5.6% abv

A full-bodied, dark brown, strong ale. Slightly malty but with hints of roast coffee and liquorice. A smooth caramel overlay and a complex fruitiness leads to a bitter chocolate finish.

Stillman's IPA - 4.6%

Stillman's IPA

Spey Valley

4.6% abv

An English-style IPA that has great hoppy aroma and a punchy bitterness that’s not overpowering, with light spices and floral notes. A great all-rounder beer that’s not too strong and is just the trick on a hot sunny day.

Cliff Edge - 4.7%

Cliff Edge

Orkney

4.7% abv

Pale Copper IPA - Intense citrus and piney aromas, tropical fruit then spicy flavours, lasting zesty mouth watering bitterness.

Blonde - 4%

Blonde

Windswept

4% abv

A light, refreshing session ale with citrus notes and a crisp bitter finish.

Indian Summer - 4.7%

Indian Summer

Windswept

4.7% abv

Citrus Tea Beer. This light ale delivers bright citrus notes on the nose then a malt base combined with orange on the palette with a hint of Earl Grey tea to finish. All in all a highly refreshing brew!

Jaguar - 4.5%

Jaguar

Kelburn

4.5% abv

A golden, full bodied ale with undertones of grapefruit and a long lasting citrus, hoppy aftertaste. This beer has bite!

Pale Ale - Moutere - 3.6%

Pale Ale - Moutere

Top Out

3.6% abv

This single hop Pale Ale is made with Moutere, a perfect post-work pint with only 3.6% alcohol. To make it that little bit different, we're introducing new, single hops with almost every batch, letting us showcase some of the world's best and unusual hops, chosen for their flavour and aroma.

Ossian - 4.1%

Ossian

Inveralmond

4.1% abv

A pale, golden coloured brew with a full bodied fruity flavour with distinct nutty tones and a hoppy, zesty orange aroma, derived from First Gold and Cascade Hops.

Eighty Bob - 4.4%

Eighty Bob

StrathBraan

4.4% abv

Modern 80/-, dark and malty with subtle background hops. A true Scottish session amber ale!

Stewart's 80/- - 4.4%

Stewart's 80/-

Stewart

4.4% abv

A full bodied, full flavoured auburn coloured classic heavy that was originally brewed for the world famous Athletic Arms (Diggers) in Edinburgh. It is easy drinking with aromas of malt, light hops and fruit to compliment it's smooth and creamy texture.

Sunshine on Keith - 3.5%

Sunshine on Keith

Spey Valley

3.5% abv

A hit from its inception, it’s zesty, refreshing and at just 3.5% packs a flavour punch well above its ABV. Using citrusy American hops this has all the hop character of an American IPA but with an alcohol content that will allow you to continue enjoying pint after pint.

Sheepshagger's Gold - 4.5%

Sheepshagger's Gold

Cairngorm

4.5% abv

An exceptional continental style beer with good body and refreshing aftertaste.

Abbot Ale - 5%

Abbot Ale

Greene King

5% abv

A full-bodied, very distinctive beer with a bitter-sweet aftertaste.

Wildcat - 5.1%

Wildcat

Cairngorm

5.1% abv

A smooth, deep amber coloured ale with a complex malt, fruit and hop flavour. Strong and distinctive like the powerful sleek Scottish Wildcat it is named after.

Goldfinch - 3.5%

Goldfinch

Black Isle

3.5% abv

A refreshing Session IPA that happens to be Gluten Free! A huge hit of tropical aromas on the nose and on the palate from the heavy dosage of Citra hops. At 3.5%, this beer packs a punch way bigger than its strength suggests.

Boltmaker - 4%

Boltmaker

Timothy Taylor

4% abv

A well-balanced, genuine Yorkshire Bitter, with a full measure of maltiness and hoppy aroma. Boltmaker is first choice for the discerning drinker - on both sides of the Pennines.

Blonde - 4.5%

Blonde

Black Isle

4.5% abv

A blonde lager beer brewed with German Hallertau and New Zealand Pacific Gem hops for a grassy, Germanic aroma. This continental style beer carries a hint of honey sweetness and floral ester notes, which balance with a dry, crisp, refreshing palate and biscuity finish.

Dark Ness - 4.4%

Dark Ness

Loch Ness

4.4% abv

A full, flavoursome stout, with chocolate malt and roast barley combining beautifully with clear Highland water. A creamy head with aromas of coffee and sweet chocolate, leading to hints of espresso and luxurious black cherry.

Drovers 80/- - 4.3%

Drovers 80/-

Tryst

4.3% abv

A traditional Scottish 80/- made with East Lothian barley. There is a lot to be said for a classic style done well, and Drovers embodies this. Easy to drink on draught or from a bottle, you’ll certainly be back for more.

Avalanche - 4.5%

Avalanche

Fyne

4.5% abv

This true golden ale starts with stunning citrus on the nose. Well- balanced with good body and fruit balancing with a refreshing hoppy taste, it finishes with a long bittersweet aftertaste.

Stag - 4.1%

Stag

Cairngorm

4.1% abv

A mahogany coloured ale with medium to light body. Challenger and Fuggles hops are added plentifully giving initial bitterness that is then balanced by a caramel finish from the roast malts.

Dark Moor - 4.5%

Dark Moor

Kelburn

4.5% abv

Smooth, dark and dangerous, this ale is designed to warm the cockles of your heart whilst sitting around the ingle after a long cold winter's day outdoors. Although dark and and robust the aftertones of liquorice and blackcurrant make this an ale of complex character, not to be missed.

Werewolf - 6%

Werewolf

Windswept

6% abv

Here's a seasonal brew with added bite. Habanero chillies infuse our award winning Wolf dark ale with a spicy devilishness that will leave you howling for more. The perfect warming brew for Halloween and the Autumn months.

Pivo Estivo - 3.9%

Pivo Estivo

Kelburn

3.9% abv

Loosely means “Summer Beer” (taken from Czech and Italian). Originally brewed for the Summer season but due to overwhelming popularity it is now permanent. A pale, dry, citrus, hoppy session ale.

Whiteout - 3.8%

Whiteout

Cromarty

3.8% abv

A seriously hopped up session white IPA brewed with modern classic hops such as Citra, Motueka and Mosaic. A smooth wheat backbone helps support the hops, round the body and creates an awesome straw haze to the beer.

Trade Winds - 4.3%

Trade Winds

Cairngorm

4.3% abv

Award winning new recipe. A light golden colour with a high proportion of wheat and corn giving it a clean fresh taste on top of which there is masses of hop, fruit and citrus flavours with elderflower on the nose.

Bad Day at the Office - 4.5%

Bad Day at the Office

Alechemy

4.5% abv

An accolade to a long and frustrating day. With a generous amount of hops and a low ABV, what better way to put a smile back on your face? A light golden ale with a heavy hop bitterness and flavoured with a strong fruit and citrus aroma.

Poseidon - 4%

Poseidon

Windswept

4% abv

IP-8? It’s not a new beer style, just a celebration of the arrival of the Poseidon P-8A aircraft to Lossiemouth. The beer is a gorgeous session IPA with fantastic citrus flavours coming from the Amarillo hops and sweet orange peel.

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