In early December some of my family and I are taking a days rough shooting up near Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire. Was wondering if anyone knew of any decent country type pubs that were between there and Aberdeen but not too far off the main road? Looking for something that still has a 'step back in time' atmosphere. Hoping one still exists somewhere as most seem to have closed or been converted into more refined establishments!
Anyway if anyone has any suggestions on where may be good for a couple of pints on the way home (and cokes for the driver) I would be grateful as I don't know much up that way.
Thanks in advance.