Scottish Pubs - Globe Inn Dumfries Travel Video

January 25, 2011

Visit a historic Scottish pub, the Globe Inn, once frequented by poet Robert Burns in this travel video


Grab your fork and dive into some haggis, because today is Robbie Burns Day, the birthday of Scotland's celebrated poet.

While filming for the Equitrekking Scotland episode, we looked for a Scottish pub to film and picked the historic Globe Inn, where Scotland’s famous poet Robert Burns found his inspiration. Robert Burns used to ride his horse here to drink, eat, write and stay in an upstairs room where at one point he had an affair. Burns is called the “ploughman poet,” and wrote such poems as “Auld Lang Syne” and “My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose.” Dumfries is a pretty big town with lots of pubs, restaurants, shopping and Burns spots, including his grave and the house where he grew up.

Jane, who manages the pub, is passionate about Burns. She took me on a tour before I had a pint in the smaller bar room, where I got to talking with some locals. One man, Robertson, who is an American living in Scotland, had his adorable collies with him. Dogs are allowed in most pubs in Scotland. Robertson and his Scottish wife Emma run a local B and B called Ferintosh. One of his favorite pubs is the Globe, because of its history and because it’s a local’s place.

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