Good Hotel Guide Review
Lending its name to the hamlet that grew up around it, this former coaching inn turned restaurant-with-rooms held Scotland’s first Michelin Star in 1987. It has been owned since 2006 by Katherine and (chef) Geoffrey Smeddle, and regained that coveted star in 2010. Guide inspectors who arrived in the evening reported a friendly welcome. ‘The cheery lady at reception kindly moved her car to make space for us to park.’ They were shown to one of the suites in a separate building (all but one are split level). It was ‘pretty and light, with silver-sprigged wallpaper and botanical prints’. A mezzanine lounge had tea and coffee facilities, ‘sherry, apples, home-made brownies’, and a view of grazing sheep and alpacas. Drinks were served in a lounge with a log fire, while one of three dining rooms had ‘Mad Men-esque decor with orange and teal menus and cushions’. A tasting menu included ‘a beautiful smoked trout and caviar plate’, halibut gravadlax, pork cheek and more. ‘Each dish tasted and looked wonderful.’ Breakfast in the suite was ‘also fantastic’. ‘“Continental” doesn’t do it justice.’
8. All suites, on ground floor in annexe, 7 split-level, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except 1 week Christmas, 1 week Jan, open from 28 Dec for New Year, restaurant closed Sun/Mon.
lounge in restaurant, in-room TV (terrestrial), ½-acre garden, restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed, no under-7s at dinner, no under-14s unaccompanied in suite.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £220–£245, double £240–£265. 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