The Drovers Inn
- Telephone 01307 860322
- Opening times Mon–Thu 11am–11pm; Fri/Sat 11am–midnight; Sun 12.30pm–10pm.
- Bar open Mon–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–midnight; Sun 12.30–10pm
- Food served Mon–Fri noon–2.30pm, 5.30–9pm; Sat noon–2.30pm, 5.30–9.30pm; Sun 12.30–7.30pm.
- Average price £12 (set lunch); £24 (evening meal)
- Website www.the-drovers.com
The Drovers has gone from strength to strength since Edinburgh chef Eden Sinclair took over the dining pub three years ago. Its stunning rural setting in Memus at the foot of the Angus Glens is matched by the top notch food on offer. The menu includes starters of seared scallops with cauliflower purée and duck breast sitting on black pudding. Where possible local produce is used: grouse and venison steak come from the nearby Glenogil Estate, pork from Glenqueich and seasonal vegetables from a Victorian walled garden near Blairgowrie. And if any more proof that The Drovers is worth the drive is needed, then it is quite literally in the pudding, with generous portions of crème brûlée and shortbread or sticky toffee. The décor is country-chic, with stag heads hanging next to old maps on freshly painted walls. You can choose between eating in the restaurant or bar (where dogs are welcome), but feel safe in the knowledge that there’s no compromise in standards, with the young staff friendly and accommodating wherever you’re sitting. Tuesday Steak Night and Fish Fridays offer great-value dining, and there are regular wine evenings and chocolate workshops on offer too.
- Private dining: Up to 16 covers
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 80
- Largest group: 75
- Open since: 2007
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
- House wine: £16 per bottle
Reviews & features
Highland Game making a name11 Mar 2015
The unique habitat of the Angus glens is ideal territory for a variety of game
When Dundee-based Highland Game set out to supply venison in the late 1990s, many of their contemporaries in the food industry thought they were foolish to focus on what was then, in Britain, a very niche product. But almost 20 years on, venison has hit…
Eden Sinclair on Glenogil Estate game11 Jul 2012
The Angus Larder - Chef's Choice
Memus-based chef Eden Sinclair on wanting to expand diners' horizons when it comes to game.