WELCOME TO THE CROFT INN

Traditional Scottish Country Inn and Luxury Holiday Homes

Open Tuesday - Sunday from 5.30pm.
(last food orders 8.30pm)

Our 2019 season runs from 27th March – 3rd November

To book a stay in our luxury holiday home click on the link below.

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

Treat yourself to something special.

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To book a stay in our luxury holiday home click on the link below.

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

Our most recent Tripadvisor reviews

  •   Staying at an Airbnb just a couple of mins walk down the road I visited here on a Sunday night with my wife and 2yo daughter. The owners were extremely warm and welcoming and put through my daughters food order ahead of a large group...More

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    4/11/2019

      I visited the Croft Inn with my brother and father, when we were staying at the Thistle Dhu B&B. We had such a great experience! Great food, wonderful service and just so cute as a small village pub can get. We will be back! Ps:...More

    thumb N4917OZannaw
    4/10/2019

      We had such a lovely dinner here. The staff was extremely friendly, they are wonderful with kids, attentive, and happy to answer our questions about traditional food. The food was delicious food! Enough options to please anyone, great flavor, and beautiful presentation.

    thumb 5ready2travel
    4/08/2019

      Charming hosts, stunning views, good food, large whiskey selection and good advice, lovely waitress.

    thumb RobCro123
    4/01/2019

      Spent the evening at the Croft Inn and had a wonderful time. Lovely beer, beautiful views, great whisky and the warmest welcome from Helena and Alan. The menu is perfect and the food of the highest quality. They even opened early for us! Much obliged...More

    thumb AD2000
    4/01/2019

      The Croft was a cosy welcoming pub. We had a lovely dinner with fresh and tasty ingredients. The team were welcoming and kind. The scenery is amazing - I would thoroughly recommend the whole experience. Book to avoid disappointment.

    thumb joeruns69
    4/01/2019
  •   We had a wonderful meal tonight. Were looked after brilliantly by Helena and Alan. Food very tasty. Had the lamb shank which was so tender. Thank you!

    thumb capond
    3/31/2019

      A wonderful meal and excellent service! Thanks to Helena and the team - so good we're going back next week. The Lamb Shank was amazing and the Cranachan to die for..... Great value for money too.

    thumb Claireyb2019
    3/31/2019

      We had a delightful dinner on the opening night for the 2019 season. The steak and ale pie was baked perfectly and the fried Brie was devine!! Alan and Helena are the most gracious hosts of this inviting establishment and they have succeeded in providing...More

    thumb Vasantib
    3/28/2019

      The Croft Inn offers a unique experience. We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the selection of whiskey available. The hosts are friendly and passionate about good customer service. The menu offers local fayre, vegetarian options and some interesting combinations....More

    thumb Lindznsimon
    1/23/2019

      My husband and I only intended to stay one night in the static caravan there, but loved it so much we stayed for three ! Food fabulous in the bar and restaurant , which is locally sourced , so that must be a good thing...More

    thumb Nicola K
    12/14/2018

      When we arrived in Glenlivet, we wanted to try this place but opening hours are limiting. They are closed Mon and Tuesday and only open on the other days after 5:30pm. I would check their opening hours before you travel here. Trust me, it is...More

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    10/27/2018
  •   We called in here after a long 10 hr drive from Essex to our holiday lodge on the Glenlivet Estate, looking for a good beer, nice wine and home cooked food. We were not disappointed. The landlord and staff were very welcoming and couldn’t do...More

    thumb Jboy242
    10/26/2018

      Friendly welcome, great beers, fantastic food! Highly recommend! Just what ended after a day in the hills to warm up!

    thumb Addfwyn
    10/22/2018

      Absolutely delightful! From the moment you walk in the door you are greeted like family and by the time you leave you feel like you are! The food is fantastic, the whisky and ales are great,and the view from the dinning area is stunning but...More

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    9/26/2018

      This experience is probably one of our favorite times when in Scotland last week. We were welcomed into this 'pub atmosphere' as if we were locals. So much laughter among the owner/wife/pub goers. Much time was spent on bringing us up to speed on the...More

    thumb rowporkchop
    9/19/2018

      We had a lovely meal at the Croft Inn. It started with a a fantastic welcome from Helena which really set the tone and all of the staff were lovely; friendly, engaging and good fun. The food was really enjoyable. The Haggis Bon Bon starter...More

    thumb Henry M
    9/09/2018

      This was a repeat visit after a visit a month earlier. Again the standards were very high, and it is highly recommended, we just had a couple of tips - they should slightly reduce the size of some of the starters just a bit -...More

    thumb Robert L
    9/03/2018
  •   Food great, view great, staff more than great, good local beer and choice of malt whisky; overall great place. We will be back every time we come to the Highlands. Wife had the Caber and the Sporran and I had the Brie and the Venison...More

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    9/03/2018

      This was a repeat visit after a visit a month earlier. Again the standards were very high, and it is highly recommended, we just had a couple of tips - they should slightly reduce the size of some of the starters just a bit -...More

    thumb BearsdenExplorer
    9/03/2018

      We stayed in one of their caravans, and ate in the pub on two occasions. Food is fantastic but what makes the stay even more memorable is the lovely couple who run the establishment Helena and Alan, they are very welcoming and great fun to...More

    thumb kazzie24
    8/31/2018

      Good food and beer just what a country pub/restaurant should be and the staff could not be more helpful even staying on a longer when we were late, does not happen too often in city’s if ever.

    thumb Francis H
    8/28/2018

      We had a lovely meal at the Croft Inn. It started with a a fantastic welcome from Helena which really set the tone and all of the staff were lovely; friendly, engaging and good fun. The food was really enjoyable. The Haggis Bon Bon starter...More

    thumb Henry M
    9/09/2018

      This was a repeat visit after a visit a month earlier. Again the standards were very high, and it is highly recommended, we just had a couple of tips - they should slightly reduce the size of some of the starters just a bit -...More

    thumb Robert L
    9/03/2018

LOCAL ACTIVITIES...

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.

 

Aviemore

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.

Outdoor Activities

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.

History

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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