YOU have to walk 268 miles to get it – but there’s free beer at the Border Hotel at Kirk Yetholm.
In a tradition started by well-known walker Alfred Wainwright, those making the hike along the Pennine Way from Edale to Yetholm can quaff their drink without charge.
And that quirkiness has landed the Border Hotel a place in The Famous Grouse Famous Pubs list.
The whisky giants took three months to compile the list, which includes the Philharmonic Dining Rooms in Liverpool – once the haunt of the Beatles – and The Bell Inn at Chippenham, home to the finishing line of the wrong-way-round bike race.
Scottish pubs making the list include the Oxford Bar in Edinburgh, the drinking den of Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus; Robert Burns’ favourite haunt The Globe Inn at Dumfries and The Old Forge at Inverie –the remotest pub on the British mainland which can only be reached a 30-minute boat trip or a two-day hike.
The Border Hotel was built in 1750 as a coaching inn when it was known as the Grey Horse.
Photograph: alastair watson