Knockendarroch Hotel

Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross

Pitlochry’s renowned Festival Theatre was born in 1951 in the grounds of this Victorian mansion, run today as a welcoming hotel by Struan and Louise Lothian. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Pitlochry’s renowned Festival Theatre was born in 1951 in the grounds of this Victorian mansion, run today as a welcoming hotel by Struan and Louise Lothian. Bedrooms are traditionally furnished, with Scottish art, perhaps a wall of statement wallpaper, floral and plaid accents, a balcony or dual-aspect windows, views of woodland and mountains. Suites have a coffee machine, a drinks cooler, smart TV. We hear praise for a ‘polite European receptionist’ and ‘prompt service'. Barely had a guide trusty sunk into a leather armchair by a roaring log fire, than ‘canapés of smoked haddock mousse and haggis were brought’. A cabinet is stocked with more than 50 malt whiskies. A lounge menu offers light lunches, while in the dining room Nick Imrie’s nightly-changing menus include such dishes as assiette of seafood, braised feather blade of Highland beef, and a creative veggie option. At breakfast there are free-range eggs, Perthshire sausages, smoked haddock. Summer packages include a pre-theatre dinner and transport across the river to catch, as it might be, Private Lives or The Pasadena Roof Orchestra. (RG, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Higher Oakfield
Pitlochry
Perth and Kinross
PH16 5HT
Scotland

Telephone

01796 473473

Bedrooms

14. 2 on ground floor.

Open

Feb–early Dec.

Facilities

2 lounges, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), 2-acre wooded garden, bicycle storage, car park (electric charging points), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in restaurant in evening.

Children

not under 10.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £175–£345, D,B&B £225–£395. Set dinner 
£49. 1-night bookings sometimes 
refused Sat.