Gordon’s Shortlist*

Inverkeilor, Angus

In a Victorian terrace house in a tiny village close to the North Sea coast, Maria Watson and her son, Garry, combine ‘superb hospitality’ and ‘outstanding food’ at their welcoming restaurant-with-rooms. More

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In a tiny village close to the North Sea coast, Maria Watson and her son, Garry, combine gracious hospitality with ‘outstanding’ cooking at their restaurant-with-rooms. Their Victorian terrace house has an intimate dining room with stone walls and a wood-burning stove, and five comfortable, modern bedrooms, each with its own emphatic style. Thistle has Timorous Beasties’ Grand Thistle wallpaper, a roll-top bath and separate shower. A spacious suite in the annexe has ground-floor access. Garry’s well-regarded tasting menus make use of Scotland’s abundant larder, and might include Shetland turbot, and rib cap of Aberdeen Angus beef. In the vicinity, discover castles, a distillery, beaches and wildlife.

Hotel details


Main Road
DD11 5RN


01241 830364


5. 1 on ground floor in courtyard annexe.


all year (incl. 25 and 31 Dec), closed Jan, Mon and Tues in summer, Sun–Tues 31 Oct–31 Mar.


lounge, restaurant, in-room TV (terrestrial), small garden and patio, only restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in restaurant.


over-12s welcomed (no family rooms).


not allowed.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.


per room B&B £110–£165. 7-course tasting menu £80.

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Comments about Gordon’s

Maria Watson made us feel like we were staying in her home. The courtyard suite was immaculate and spacious. The highlight of the stay, however, was the food,exquisitely prepared by Garry Watson. The wine list was balanced and provided excellent choices. The breakfasts were perfect. - Sally and Andy Mehalko - July 2018

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