It is a rare find to discover a hostelry that retains a strong connection with its past and that has remained true to itself.
Indeed, visit many a pub today and you may well be greeted by a contemporary décor complemented by the flashing lights and chimes of a noisy fruit machine.
The Four Marys however hails from a different world, for it is a building with a long and well chartered history, and as a pub has a proud reputation for its long established quality and standards.
The interior of the pub has a timeless quality to it with exposed stone work, heavy cast iron radiators and two open fireplaces all adding to the charm. The décor has an atmospheric feel to it with many mementos of the ill fated Mary, Queen of Scots who was born at nearby Linlithgow Palace. Pictures, written records and a piece of bed curtain said to be hers all hang on the walls. Furniture too reflects the heritage of the building, with mahogany seats, reclaimed antique tables and two attractive display cabinets containing a selection of bottled beers from down the years.
The Four Marys is world famous for its Cask Ale. Every day their 8 Ales pouring ensuring that there is a choice suited to everyone’s taste.
Food also plays an important part of the Four Marys and over the years many customers have enjoyed the superb cooking.
The cosy restaurant which is situated to the rear of the premises seats around forty people in comfort thanks to the alluring flicker of the fire in the handsome open stone fireplace.