Allanwater Brewhouse Our Beer Man’s Verdict An early finish to a meeting and a later pre-booked train ticket home recently offered an excellent opportunity to see what beer delights the Stirlingshire town of Bridge of Allan had to offer.Exterior Initially, it didn’t appear too promising – but a quick Google threw up the intriguing prospect …

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Cisco’s

ExteriorIt felt the first day back at school as I made my way to Haymarket station for the train journey to Stirling after having had a lovely break covering the end of the Festival followed by a wee wander to Cambridge. I softened the blow by stopping for a hearty breakfast on arrival in Stirling. …

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DosaA midweek trip to Stirling used to be a fairly regular occurrence, but it has happened less often, of late, so it was good to rectify that even if just for a brief evening of dining. Our chosen spot, after passing the desolate remains of Mango Mayhem, where we’d dined previously, was the stalwart premises …

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Street signageIt had been an age since I’d ventured to Stirling, so on a flying visit I was pleased to stop in for a quick breakfast. I alighted upon the Greengrocer Cafe, which is just behind the main drag of shops on Port Street. Combining a greengrocer, deli and cafe, it has a similar feel …

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HerveThe Scottish heat of the British Street Food Awards afforded me an excellent opportunity to sample some of Scotland’s finest street food in one location. Of course, with such a panoply of goodness on offer, the challenge was to limit things to what could reasonably be eaten in one afternoon. Of the seven finalists, I’d …

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