“With no roads in or out, it’s an 18 mile hike over munros to get here – and you deserve a great pint after making the journey. Our wee pub strives to offer the best there is, and support local all the way.”

If you’d like to enjoy a pint on the house in Scotland we got a place but there’s a catch…you gotta hike 18 miles in to get it. The Old Forge Pub in Knoydart, Scotland is community owned and considered the most remote pub in the UK. If you’re legs are weary there is the option to make a 7 mile sea crossing to visit but if you’re thinking of landing a helicopter on the lawn, think again because its strictly prohibited. If you are into adventure and free beer, The Old Forge seems like worthwhile destination.


The Old Forge pub is situated in the small village of Inverie on the south shore of the Knoydart peninsula. The building started its life as a cottage built in the 1770’s later becoming a smiddy’s forge, and then over the years developed in to a workers social club and then on to the pub we know and love today.

The pub went up for sale in 2021, and after some discussion amongst the locals we decided to go for community-ownership bid. The Old Forge Community Benefit Society Ltd was formed and a group of 9 dedicated local volunteers took the project forward. After 14 months of hard graft our dream became a reality – you can read the full story here

On 28th March 2022 the keys for the Forge were handed to the community – and then the hard work really began! We took a couple of weeks to get the place cleaned up, and reopened for our first trading season on 15th April 2022 which was a massive success. 

With the first season under our belts we closed the doors at the end of January 2023 to undertake an extensive refurbishment to bring the pub up to standard and create a better space for both staff and customers to enjoy. The pub reopened on 4th August – just in time for the influx of visitors for the Knoydart Games!

Community is at the heart of everything we do here, and you don’t have to live on Knoydart to be a part of that. Come along, get the craic, and join the pub family – we’d love to see you.

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