Craigellachie Hotel to re-open

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The Craigellachie Hotel in Speyside will reopen on May 17th. The famous Copper Dog Pub complete with new outdoor terrace area will feature a brand new menu curated by newly appointed Executive Chef and General Manager William Halsall.

With experience leading some of London’s favourite restaurants like Le Caprice, 34 Grosvenor Square, and The Ivy, hotel guests can expect food and drink that showcases local suppliers from across the region.

The team has been working hard renovating the hotel’s interior and exterior to improve guest experiences whilst keeping the local community safe. As part of this, locals, visitors, and passers-by are invited to enjoy some highlights
from the Copper Dog Pub menu for takeaway or to eat out on hotel grounds overlooking the Spey

An upgrade to the outdoor dining experience offers seating for an additional thirty guests. Inside the Copper Dog will be hand sanitising stations at every entrance with carefully monitored social distancing in place.

Newly appointed General Manager and Executive Chef Will Halsall said: “Our team can’t wait to reopen the doors and welcome locals and visitors alike back to The Craigellachie. We are also pleased to be offering a brand new food and drink menu from Copper Dog’s bar and kitchen featuring the very best of Speyside’s larder which can now be enjoyed on our new terrace overlooking the banks of the River Spey.

A big reason behind Speyside becoming the world’s largest whisky producing region is its micro climate and being one of the driest places in Scotland, this means we have some of the best food produce too, working with local suppliers from Sutherlands of Portsoy seafood, to locally grown vegetables from Speyfruit and beef from Aberlour’s S.A Mackie Butchers.

Our team has gone through vigorous training in preparation for reopening without compromising our friendly, home from home experience and we look forward to welcoming everyone back.”

Reservations can be made through or by calling 01340 881204

Copper Dog pub opening times – 10am – 10pm 7 days a week

Accommodation will open from May 17th and guests will be able to pre-book online here

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