The Red Garter is located by the northern town gate on the High Street where it crosses Upper Bridge Street, and in fact incorporates the only surviving tower of the gatehouse (that is the residence of the publican). There is a residential wing of three stories, containing 21 bedrooms, but these are dedicated to retired agricultural workers. There was a stable yard for horses, but now the stable is used as a rec-room for the pensioners, and the hay loft as a residence for the staff. The public areas are well worth a visit, although most people will find the public bar too bucolic, and the residents' lounge too dull. Try the saloon bar, and especially the dining room if you are hungry -- great home cooking, even if very basic. Note that it is very difficult for a visitor to understand a word of what the residents say, or even what they are talking about, if one falls into the temptation of striking up a conversation (which they will encourage). Poor chaps welcome a new ear.

Flatfish Arms is a nice quayside pub with a terrace overlooking the harbor (outside service in good weather). The food tends towards the sea-foodsy, but that's fine, because it is fresh; but note that the dining room is very small and one is better off ordering in the public bar and on the terrace. A game room in the back is fun, but tends to be reserved for long-time regulars of darts and dominoes -- but at least no electronic slot machines in this particular room, although the public bar sounds like a penny arcade. Accommodation for visitors is very limited (six bedrooms) and is not very comfortable. Note that the saloon bar is also used as the Cripplewort Theatre entre-acte place of service, which some people find very convenient. The public bar becomes very rowdy on occasion, as the local yobboes have made this their evening hangout.

The Farnfork Arms is located at the harbor mouth next to the government center (castle, courts, police station, etc.), so it is essentially a bureaucrat's and lawyer's bar, and a 'cop hangout' in spite of its fine location. If you like these types of people, then fine, you will love this pub. The limited accommodation is usually taken by visiting officials of various sorts. As one would expect of such a place, there is a very fine wine list and selection of single malt Scots whiskies. Meals, still, are pretty basic fare -- no gourmet food on Farnish except at the Loch Norwort Hotel when the cook is in the right mood. Both externally and internally, however, this is a very attractive building, and the terrace overlooking the beach and breakwater is a nice place to be in good weather even though there are only a few tables.

The Miller's Legs is the quintessential 'poor folks' place where the bulk of the populaton get their alcoholic sustenance. Some effort (not much) has been made in recent years to provide a drinking milieu -- some tables and chairs overlooking the mill race, and a haphazard barmaid service, no food beyond bags of chips and peanuts. Normally, however, people bring their own jugs to be filled up with shlug (local home brew) to be taken home and do not linger to gossip except while waiting on line. The mill is located a couple of miles north of Farnisham on the road to Loch Norwort. There have been two mills since the site was refurbished in 1873. The miller lives over the 'store'.

Coldbotham House. There is also a small saloon bar located in what was the Servants' Hall of this late Victorian manor house. It is not strictly a 'pub' as it is an adjunct of the museum and is only open during hours when the museum is open. It is fitted up to look like the typical working man's (servant class) watering hole of the time. See the web page.