The Ferry Inn has always had a good reputation for local ales.

Recognised in the Good Beer Guide and multiple winner of the CAMRA Northern Isles pub of the year, the cellar has racking for up to 10 local cask ales, with 4 handpulls on the bar as well as bottled local beers from the fridge or shelf.

From Rob Hill's Swannay Brewery, among others, Scapa Special, Orkney IPA, Orkney Best, Orkney Blast, St Magnus Ale and Orkney Porter all feature strongly while from The Orkney Brewery in Quoyloo come Dark Island, Corncrake Ale, Red MacGregor, Raven Ale, Northern Light and the fearsome Skullsplitter.

If you are into your local beers and are looking for some of the best conditioned cask ales in the north, then The Ferry Inn is the place to be.

But if beer is not your thing…don't rule us out, because at The Ferry we also have one of the best stocked back bars in the islands, where fun cocktails sit easily with great wine, premium gins, interesting rums including a number of overproof specialities (to be handled with care) and a fine selection of malt whisky from the length and breadth of Scotland.

During local festivals The Ferry operates a popular ‘outdoor bar' where barbecued fresh local seafood can be chased down with local ale under the (occasional) summer sun!

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