WELCOME TO THE CROFT INN
Traditional Scottish Country Inn and Luxury Holiday Homes
Great food and always a friendly welcome
The Croft Inn is delighted to welcome visitors from the UK and across the world. We strive to be everything you would expect a traditional Highland Inn to be.
Situated in the Malt Room, the restaurant is light and airy with stunning views. Our chef has created a menu with delicious seasonal favourites with a wee taste of the Highlands that takes full advantage of the superb fish and game that is available locally. We are proud of our well deserved reputation.
The bar is friendly and the locals are engaging, our cellar is well kept and we have an excellent selection of Whiskies.
Among the many compliments we have received, Eat Scotland says of us:
'The Croft Inn is an oasis of traditional welcome and hearty fare in a wide rolling landscape of magnificent Scottish countryside. Good, wholesome food, in generous portions, served in the informal atmosphere of a country inn.'
Restaurant bookings: 01807 590361
SHORT BREAKS AND HOLIDAYS
The Croft Inn is a popular Scottish restaurant and bar situated on the edge of Glenlivet Estate and the Cairngorm National Park.
We have luxury self catering holiday homes adjacent to the Inn available to let for up to 4 people (minimum stay just 2 nights).
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITIES
We are uniquely placed to take advantage of the amazing wildlife and the many activities available from the Cairngorms to the coast and take great pride in the number of guests that regularly stay with us.
So no matter what your particular fancy we feel confident that a stay with us will be something you'll fondly remember and hopefully repeat for years to come.
For links to a few ideas of just some of the activities easily available within a day trip or less from the Croft Inn CLICK HERE.
LUXURY HOLIDAY HOMES
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Below are just a few comments from some of our customers, thank you to everyone for the lovely comments
This is the second time we have had the pleasure of staying at the Croft Inn . Both times have been fabulous . We stayed in one of their caravans which is a real home from home and ate in the bar area every night . The food was fabulous and we were spoilt for chose ! My mum said it’s one of the best holidays she’s ever had and shes had a few as she’s 80 !
We stayed for 2 days in holiday homes ran by The Croft Inn. This obviously made the Inn an obvious choice for a dinner. And it was a great choice 🙂 Honestly I regret we had only 2 dinners there. Everything was delicious - Welly, Pie, Salmon (both as a starter and as a main dish) - but one dish that deserves special praise is The Jacobite - I believe this is the best lamb dish I ever had.
On top of that - the service is very nice, the hosts are really friendly and we had truly great time there.
A lovely warm welcome upon arrival from the owners and their friendly staff member, Sarah. We made them aware of my food allergies and instead of ruling things out of the menu, they were so helpful, after speaking to the chef, Jen, two out of the three items on the menu containing one of my food allergies (mushrooms), they could make me a fresh one without mushrooms if I wanted it. It's a huge change to find such a helpful place when it comes to allergies, they couldn't have been more helpful and I did choose one of those items - after lots of thought, the menu all sounded delicious. All food is freshly made and cooked, using local produce where possible and worth the wait.
Highly recommended and we'll absolutely be back!
Went out of our way to come here after reading the reviews and it was worth the detour ! Food fresh and home made Great beer too
We could not have asked for a better dining experience in Scotland – never mind in a tiny town within Cairngorm! We came on a quiet night and had a delightful long chat with the owner about a number of different things. The other staff were all so pleasant too. The food was stellar. Excellent chips, fresh vegetables, nothing was greasy or too salty, and the menu was quite creative. She asked upfront about dietary restrictions, and was so thoughtful in sharing choices and offering to make something off-menu if need be. The house beer is delightful too, and it’s a full bar... I could go on, but you really must close up TripAdvisor and just head over. You will not regret it!
Visited with a group of 12 and Helena the landlady went out of her way to make sure we had a great night! Definitely recommend this place if you’re in the Glenlivet area!
We had driven by this inn a few weeks ago, and decided to pop back for an evening meal, and we are so glad we did! We were expecting the usual pub fare, but no!
The team here makes you very welcome, and every dish served is made from local, fresh ingredients, and 100% from scratch. All delicious, too, so order without fear!
We had the haggis bonbons, and chicken and asparagus roulade, followed by venison meatballs, but were tempted by every dish on the menu!
Dogs welcome in the bar, so perfect for us.
After receiving a warm welcome from the host Helena, we were shown a fabulous home cooked menu with a great choice. I'm glad I chose the salmon, it was absolutely delicious with the lemon croquettes. Other party members sampled the beautiful lamb shank, the chicken and the Welly which were all cooked to perfection and so tasty. We are sad to leave this beautiful area of Scotland and will certainly return to the Croft Inn. Outstanding.
The Croft Inn is ideally placed for visitors to take full advantage of many and varied activities during your stay.
Most can be easily done within a day trip or less. We have noted a few ideas below.
The World Famous Whisky Trail
Please call the distillery of your choice to directly arrange any tours of your choice. Alternatively, should you wish a private hire to take you on your tour (allows you to enjoy the wee hospitality dram or two after your tour with no need to worry about driving) then contact Speyside Executive Hire who can not only advise and arrange tours for you, but will take you there in private luxury.
See www.speysideexecutivehire.co.uk or call Mark on 07887 791443 for more information.
The Moray Coast
About an hour away you will find endless white sandy beaches running for miles, accompanied by the Moray Coastal Trail and picturesque villages where you can stroll among the harbours and traditional fishermens cottages built end on to the sea to minimise the effects of the often turbulent weather. Why not visit Spey Bay Dolphin Watching Centre where you may also see Otter and Ospreys, take a Dolphin watching boat trip or enjoy a cruise down Loch Ness and see the stunning Urquhart Castle.
At The Reindeer Centre you can join the “reindeer safari” and The Highland Wildlife Park will reveal many animals including Polar bear, tiger, wolf and much more. Take a ride on a magnificent steam train and perhaps treat yourself to lunch aboard. A short drive south and you will find the wonderful historic living Highland Folk Museum where you can stroll about the recreated village of times gone by including traditional ‘blackhouses’, joiners’ workshop, tailor, watch maker and farm. Again, if you have seen ‘Outlander’ you can walk around where some of the series was filmed and feel a little of how Claire and Jamie lived in the 1740’s.
Wonderful walking trails to suit all abilities including mountain tracks are right here on our doorstep as well as The Glenlivet Bike Trails. The rivers Spey, Avon and Livet are close by for fishing, canoeing etc. and skiing is only 15 mins drive to The Lecht or 45 mins to Cairngorm where you can also enjoy a trip on a funicular railway. Many water activities are also widely available.
The Landmark Centre
Carrbridge; a truly wonderful day out for all ages with adventure walks and activities and so much more.
Ballindalloch Castle; an elegant local family home shows traditional Scottish Highland life in a small castle. A day trip to Balmoral Castle is easily achievable and Gordon Castle at Keith is a beautiful place with lovely gardens to enjoy. Culloden Battle Field; feel the wonder of the Jacobites and the bloody war they fought in the mid 1700’s (if have you seen T.V. series Outlander you’ll know all about it!) A stone throw from Culloden, Fort George, a working garrison, sits on the sea edge. You can wander about visiting buildings from yesteryear to experience how soldiers used to live as well as enjoy the regimental museum.
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