Swallow Royal Hotel

33 Castle Street, Angus DD8 3AE, Forfar, United Ki

More about Forfar


Picitsh stonesPicitsh stones

Glamis CastleGlamis Castle

Travel Tips for Forfar


by Ryaz1000

A Forfar Bridie is a horseshoe shaped meat product. It has a shortcrust cover and the filling consists of beef, onions and seasoning. They originated in Forfar in the early part if the 19th Century. One story of their origin is that they were made for wedding meals (the Bride's meal) hence the horseshoe shape (for luck). Another story is that they were made by Margaret Bridie of Glamis, who sold them at the Buttermarket in Forfar. James McLaren & Son have been making Forfar Bridies since 1893 and the present owner, William McLaren, is the great grandson of the firm's founder James McLaren. Bridies are a traditional Saturday lunch in Forfar.
JAS. McLAREN & SON, Forfar, Scotland. - Bakers & Confectioners


Popular Hotels in Forfar

Swallow Royal Hotel

33 Castle Street, Angus DD8 3AE, Forfar

View all Forfar hotels

View all Forfar hotels