The Royal Arch Bar

“Convivial local by the Tay Estuary”



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This long established street-corner inn is a pleasing mix of locals' saloon bar, complete with stained-glass windows and an eye-catching Victorian gantry, and a well-maintained art deco lounge long ago converted from the inn’s stables. The Royal Arch itself was a monument built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Dundee visit in 1863; a fragment survives on display in the bar. Dispensed from this bar are quality Scottish beers such as from local Brewing 71, as well as over 50 malt whiskies; satisfying pub meals can include sweet and sour chicken, fish pie, or the impressive Broughty Burger. There’s a pavement terrace canopy for all-weather, alfresco eating and drinking. Beer, cider and sausage festivals are held.

The Royal Arch Bar
285 Brook Street, BROUGHTY FERRY, DD5 2DS


About the area

Discover Dundee

Dundee has one of the most spectacular settings of any Scottish city. It is located on the north bank of the Firth of Tay with the Sidlaw Hills behind, the Fife shore to the south, and the North Sea to the east. Facing south across the wide, silvery Firth of Tay, it’s also one of Scotland’s sunniest cities. From the summit of Dundee Law, the extinct volcano that dominates its northern skyline, you can look inland to the Cairngorms, south over the hills of Fife, far out over the North Sea, or westward up the Tay as far as Perth.

This is a city that has reinvented itself more than a few times. And as you’ll see when you arrive by road or rail via its iconic bridges (two of the longest in Britain), it’s busy reinventing itself yet again. 

V&A Dundee is a design museum in Dundee, Scotland, which opened on 15 September 2018. The V&A Dundee is the first design museum in Scotland and the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London. The V&A Dundee is also the first building in the United Kingdom that has been designed by Kengo Kuma.

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