Beer-lovers can enjoy a free ale this summer – if they trek to the UK’s most remote pub.
The Old Forge can only be reached by boat or a 15-mile hike, but hardy souls who make the journey will be rewarded with blowing the froth off a complimentary bevvy.
Getting to the boozer on the shore of Loch Nevis in the Scottish Highlands’ Knoydart Peninsula is traditionally completed over two days.
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But it can be done in one day, with experienced hikers taking around eight hours to arrive at the isolated watering hole.
To reach the inn, walkers must trek through a notorious stretch of stunning wilderness known as "the Rough Bounds".
The 5.1% golden ale that awaits determined drinkers, called Trale, is brewed by nearby Knoydart Brewery, Britain’s most remote mainland beer maker.
Ale chiefs have set pub-goers the challenge ahead of Thursday’s (June 15) Beer Day Britain.
The annual festival celebrates our national tipple with organisers vowing to “spread beery love throughout the land”.
Huw Crwys-Williams, boss of outdoor sports firm Wiggle, which collaborated with Knoydart Brewery to create the new ale, said: “Visiting this remote peninsula is a special experience and we hope that gifting hikers and punters with a Trale will make it even more special.”
Stephanie Harris, of The Old Forge, added: “Having recently carried out an extensive refurb on our community-owned pub, we’re looking forward to reopening the doors and welcoming folk in at the end of their epic trail over the hills of the Rough Bounds to get here.”
The Old Forge has a Guinness World Record for being the most rurally isolated pub on the mainland.
The journey also offers the opportunity to view Scotland’s West Coast known as “Europe’s Last Wilderness”.
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Those with the means to do so can reach the pub via plane or helicopter if you wish as there’s a landing pad in the beer garden.
Or for a more outdoorsy arrival, a sea kayak or canoe can be a great way to cross Loch Nevis.
If you’re feeling really adventurous, make the 18-mile journey through “shank’s pony” on foot.
You’ll pass through peaks of Glendessary, Glen Meadall or Kinlochhourn. After making this trek, you’ll reach the small village of Inverie.
You can even shower off at the pub if you warn the Old Forge in advance.
And thankfully for guests who want to make the long journey worth their while, the pub offers accommodation too.
As the pub is right on the water, fresh seafood is a speciality.
Punters have the option of digging into delicacies like Loch Nevis langoustine, hand dived Arisaig scallops, Loch Nan Uamh rope mussels, Mallaig smoked salmon and Isle of Rum waters lobsters.
There’s also vegetarian options and tasty meat dishes like slow cooked venison and chilli casserole. Then to wash it all down, there’s a fully stocked bar and real ales available.
The promotion runs from July 1 with trekkers entitled to two Trale ales per person while stocks last by saying “wiggle” at the bar.
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