The Twa Tams: the hits keep coming

Its slogan is "the pub for fun, food and music" and there's plenty of all three to be had in this welcoming city-centre bar which has been entertaining Perth since 1975. You enter past the all-weather beer garden (an 'outside inn') with its classic pub fittings, smoking area and canopy to keep off the rain, and go past a bright conservatory before reaching the low-ceilinged central room with its long, wood-panelled bar. Beyond that is the music room, which acts as a fringe venue for events such as the Southern Fried Festival, the Beladrum Festival, Perth Music Festival and Doune the Rabbit Hole. Belle and Sebastian, Travis and Frightened Rabbit are among the many bands to have played here. Better still: the music is free. No wonder it was a finalist in the SLTN Music Pub of the Year competition and a victor in the Best Bar None awards. There are gigs two or three nights a week and an open-mic session on Sunday afternoon. The four TVs show a feed of the bands, so no-one misses out.