Brimming with history and character, The Ploughman is the very definition of a real pub.
established in 1962
An independent, family run business, The Ploughman has been an institution in the village of Peterculter for decades. Originally built by publican Ned Brown, it was then taken over by Bill Coutts, before the previous owners Graeme & Shirley Wight took the reins running this cosy Scottish pub for an impressive 32 years. When the time came for them to move on, experienced restauranteur Simon Cruickshank and long-time friend Alistair Dornan knew they could give it the love and care it deserved and continue to welcome locals and visitors for quality local fare and good drink.
With decades of hospitality already under his belt — having started out in 1990 training with Gordon Nicoll at the Butchers Arms on George Street — Simon knows a thing or two about keeping customers happy, which combined with The Ploughman's rich history and authenticity is a winning combination.
Fresh local produce
We champion local... because let's be honest, what could be better than the incredible Scottish produce we have on our doorstep? We are very proud to be Scottish and proud to support the local businesses around us.
With the finest local produce on our doorstop, how could we not? We aim to source close to home wherever possible. Our delicious mussels come direct from Blue Flag Seafoods and our haddock from Colin Fraser Ltd. Fresh from the boat to our door — what could be better?
Our sister (Opening Soon)
Proud purveyors of fine fayre in the heart of Aberdeen's West End — this is The Albyn, reimagined. A welcoming and modern twist on a long-time favourite, where closed doors are reopened, familiar spaces are refurbished and hospitality is the #1 priority. A bright, open and elegant interior sets the scene, friendly staff go the extra mile for each customer and our menus combine local ingredients, heritage and modern tastes in perfect balance.
There's space for fine food and drink, there's space for family dining, there's space for watching the rugby — there's space for everyone at The Albyn.
Come awa' in.
Join our team
We are always looking for motivated and experienced individuals to join our team.
If you are passionate about local produce and excellent customers service then please get in touch.
Make a reservation
The easiest way to reserve a table with us is online but if you are booking for parties of 9
or more or just want to say hello give us a call on 01224 733365.