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About Us

As a team of passionate professionals with a long history in pubs, hotels and restaurants, it is our aim to share our love of food, drink and above all good times with you

Our journey began in the mid-nineties with us having since worked in nearly every position, both front of house and in the kitchens, in some of Scotland’s best hotels, pubs and restaurants. It has taken us to many different parts of the world and all over the British Isles during the last 20 years.

Deciding to turn our vision of the perfect pub into bricks and mortar, we chose wonderful Perthshire, a captivating part of Scotland that is home to a wealth of incredible foods, food producers, breweries and distilleries.

Since taking over the old Stirling Arms, we have been working hard to transform the building into a truly special pub, restaurant and coffee house.

Whatever reason you may have for visiting us – a healthy or hearty breakfast, a coffee with home-baking beside our wood burning stove, fantastic food with family in our restaurant, a glass of wine or a local beer with friends in our bar or on the riverside terrace – we assure you of a friendly welcome from staff who care.

The Riverside really is our dream come true and we look forward to welcoming you through its doors.

Stuart & Jo



Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday – 10am til 11pm



The Riverside Dunblane
Stirling Road
FK15 9EP


+44(0)1786 823318


"Aye, but today's rain is tomorrow's whisky"

Scottish Proverb

"A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine."

Italian Proverb

"Age and glasses of wine should never be counted"


"I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food."

W. C. Fields

"Your body is not a temple, it is an amusement park. Enjoy the ride!"

Anthony Bourdain

"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."

Henry Youngman

"Food should be prepared with butter and love."

French Proverb

"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer."

Henry Lawson

"Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness."

Auguste Escoffier

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."

Virginia Woolf

"There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of Champagne."

Bette Davis

"People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim."

Ann Landers

"A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure."

Czech Proverb

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world"

J R R Tolkien

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