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MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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52 South Main Street, Chester, VT
+1 802-875-6227
11:30 - 00:00
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All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Windham, Vermont
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We go to this pub whenever we're in Chester and in the mood for a cold pint. Of course, we always lean toward the traditional Irish menu offerings, bangers and mash, fin and haddie, colcannon--you can't go wrong with any of them. This pub is a bit of Scotland in the midst of the Green Mountain State. LUCKY for us,... More 

Thank Joyce C
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cozy, family-run neighborhood bar -- yet it also serves a lot of people who are just passing through. If you sit at the bar in the evening, you'll realize that the place is full of regulars who will happily share stories with strangers. There are tables too, and it can get busy on weekends for dinner. I've... More 

Thank Lenore60
Michigan City, Indiana
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bartender and Owner was very friendly and made us feel welcome. Shared a lot of knowledge about the Scottish beers and scotches. Helped us pick out a dish. Which was not something I would not have picked myself but enjoyed it. HAGGIS, TATTIES AND NEEPS. Locals were happy to help us find a place along our route to stay for... More 

Thank BAM1990
Ashaway, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub is our favorite place for scrumptious meals and brews. It's casual atmosphere makes it that much more enjoyable. Lot's to look at while waiting for your meal and everyone there is friendly and accommodating. Stop in for some authentic Scottish food...you won't be disappointed!

Thank jeepingirl2016
Renton, Washington
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great place with a romantic history. (Alan in Scotland & Deb in VT met online playing cribbage - he moved to VT & they married) It's a small, very cozy place with authentic, yummy Scottish food and equally yummy Scottish beers on tap. Alan still proudly wears a kilt. We stopped there for lunch, but we made a... More 

Thank Rodney & Ja... R
South Windsor, Ct
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch passing through Chester and it was a good place to stop. Everything was good from salad to baked potatoes and my ham n turkey sandwich The bar area is decorated nicely and also great service

Thank Pilatti1
Remsen, New York
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I happened across this establishment while driving through Chester. We are so glad we stopped! We had dinner and a couple of pints of Scottish brew. The food was excellent. The décor, service, and prices were all outstanding. You can bet that we'll be stopping there again if we happen to be in the area in the... More 

Thank b0xxy
Chilmark, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

But a myriad of American-fare choices if you don't... We arrived at 12:30 and were able to take the last seat on the deck. This is clearly a popular highway lunch stop, and the lone waitress had her hands full, but she was a pro.

Thank Dianne S
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a great place to go for fun and non-pretentious atmosphere. The menu is varied with very reasonable prices. Good selection of beers, including Scottish selections. (Love the Belhaven's!)

Thank Enduro338
Kiryat Tivon
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A perfect meal at a very reasonable price......... Tucked away in small town Chester, after aong day driving this is exactly what we needed

Thank Dina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 South Main Street, Chester, VT
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-875-6227
An authentic Scottish Pub serving a varied menu for the whole family, well known for the wide variety of Scottish Ales and Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

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