Good Hotel Guide Review
Amid rolling countryside, this unassuming roadside inn is so renowned for its outstanding food that it gave its name to the hamlet that grew up around it. Owned by chef Geoffrey Smeddle and his wife, Katherine, it regained its Michelin star (first won in 1987) in 2010, and has held it ever since. Original features of the 18th-century building – raftered ceiling, exposed-stone walls – form the backdrop to a modern elegance of white walls, soft-grey and teal-blue furnishings, and contemporary art. Bedrooms, in a separate building and all split-level bar one, are ‘light and comfortable’ with views over fields. In calm colours, they’re restful spaces, ‘even on a rainy evening, a lovely light place to sit’. Bathrooms, most shower only, are big and modern. Drinks are served in the lounge before a ‘fantastic’ dinner in one of three dining rooms. When our inspectors called, they enjoyed ‘perfect fresh asparagus with lemon en croûte’ from the tasting menu. Or you can pick inspired dishes such as home-cured sea trout pastrami with cucumber and grapefruit, and roe deer with butternut squash and passion fruit purée from the à la carte menu.
8. All suites, on ground floor in annexe, 7 split-level, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except 24–26 Dec and 1–6 Jan, restaurant closed Sun/Mon.
lounge in restaurant, in-room TV (terrestrial), ½-acre garden, EV charging, restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed, extra bed for under-12s £65, no under-7s at dinner.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £245, singles from £225. À la carte £65, tasting menu £78.
Good Hotel Guide articles about
The Peat Inn
- Daily Mail: The UK’s hotels and inns of the year
- The Scottish Post: 10 hotels for Christmas in Scotland
- Scottish Field: Top 10 Scottish hotels for whisky lovers
- Scottish Field: Ten of the best hotels for golfers in Scotland
- Delicious Magazine: 10 best UK restaurants with rooms
- USA Today: 20 of the most beautiful hotels in Scotland
- Huffington Post USA: Ten of the best UK gourmet hotels for foodies
- Huffington Post: Top 10 UK hotels for whisky lovers