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RATING SYSTEM
Technicians at The Good Soup Guide have developed a unique Rating System. Instead of being based on stars, it is based on hippos. This is how it works...

NO HIPPOS - If you don't see any hippos it probably means the entry is a recommendation from someone, and not yet visited by The Soupsayer. (Alternatively, the hippos might just have wandered off for a drink somewhere.)

ONE HIPPO - Means the entry, whether coffee house, pub, castle or view, has been visited by The Soupsayer and deemed to be, as they say in Glasgow, no' bad.

TWO HIPPOS - Means The Soupsayer reckons the place is pretty good.

THREE HIPPOS - This is where you need to ensure you carry a spare set of underwear, as the place is deemed to be of such magnificence that you will probably wet your pants with excitement.
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Fife Coastal Path
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Gilmerton Cove
Glasgow Pub Guide
Hidden Lane, Glasgow
Highland Chocolatier, Grandtully
John Muir Way
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Long-Distance Walking Trails - HOW TO DO THEM
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THE GOOD SOUP GUIDE AWARD WINNERS

BEST SOUP IN SCOTLAND
Darnley Coffee House, Stirling (2009)
Brian's Cafe, Bo'ness (2010)
Criterion Grand Cafe & Saloon, Glasgow (2011)
■ Gypsy Cream Coffee House, Largs (2012)
■ Union of Genius, Edinburgh (2013)


BEST ALE BREWED IN SCOTLAND
'Blackfriar', Inveralmond Brewery, Perth (2009)
'Seven Giraffes', Williams Brothers, Alloa (2010)
'Ossian', Inveralmond Brewery, Perth (2011)
■ 'Punk IPA', Brewdog, Fraserburgh (2012)
■ 'AKA IPA', Cromarty Brewing Company, Cromarty (2013)


BEST BAR IN SCOTLAND
Ben Nevis, Glasgow (2009)
Greyfriars Bar, Perth (2010)
The bar of The George Hotel, Inveraray (2011)
■ The Dreel Tavern, Anstruther (2012)
■ Volunteer Arms (Staggs), Fisherrow, Musselburgh (2013)


BEST THING TO SEE IN SCOTLAND
Walled garden in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow (2009)
View from Calton Hill, Edinburgh (2010)
The Pilkington-Jackson Gallery, David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre (listed under 'Bothwell' in this guide) (2011)
■ Perth Museum & Art Gallery (2012)
■ Montrose Museum, Montrose (2013)


BEST LITTLE WALK IN SCOTLAND
The Pendreich road above Bridge of Allan (2009)
Forest track through Mugdock Wood, Milngavie (2010)
The footpath that passes Preston Mill, East Linton (2011)
■ Section of the Southern Upland Way between Melrose and Lauder in the Scottish Borders (2012)
■ Fife Coastal Path between Pittenweem and Anstruther (2013)
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