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Scottish cheese board and Dewars whisky barrels

Eating and Drinking

Within a short car ride from Cairnhill Lodge you will be able to access a wide-range of lovely restaurants and cafes that we have found offer great hospitality

Some great examples to whet your appetite include:
Glenisla Hotel & Restaurant – Kirkton of Glenisla – PH11 8PH (1 mile away)
Located less than a miles walk / drive from the lodge the hotel serves delicious A La Carte and traditional dishes for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. There is a small bar in the hotel if you fancy a liquid refreshment after a day’s exploration or an evening stroll.
It is wise to book for dinner – especially in high season.
Tel: 01575 582366
Lands of Loyal Hotel – Alyth, Blairgowrie – PH11 8JQ (10.5 miles away)
Located at the bottom of Glenisla, and originally conceived as a shooting lodge, the Lands of Loyal is a boutique hotel that has retained much of its traditional character. The dinner menu offers great choice, and our neighbours tell us that the food is excellent.
Tel: 01828 633151
Strathmore Golf Centre – Alyth, Blairgowrie – PH11 8NZ (12.5 miles away)
Located at the bottom of Glenisla, the Strathmore Restaurant serves excellent, high-quality, great value family favourites: from pasta to fillet steak. Great valued themed nights through the week.
Tel: 01828 633322
Ardler Tavern – Ardler, Blairgowrie – PH12 8SR (15.3 miles away)
A fabulous little traditional pub and restaurant. We know the proprietors personally and the food and welcome are excellent.
Tel: 01828 640037
Peel Farm – Cafe and Gift Shop – Lintrathen, Kirriemuir – DD8 5JJ (6.5 miles away)
Located midway down Glenisla, Peel Farm is a lovely stopping off point for a coffee, cake or a spot of lunch. Why not combine it with a short walk to the spectacular Reekie Linn waterfall – just 0.5 miles south of the farm (on the road towards Alyth).
Tel: 01575 560718
Wee Bear Cafe – Lintrathen, Kirriemuir – DD8 5JH (7.1 miles away)
A family run cafe serving delicious coffee, home baking, light lunches, or weekend brunch, it is open from 10am – 4pm, Thursday to Monday.
Tel: 01575 560 427
Wee House of Glenshee – Spittal of Glenshee – PH10 7LP (7.9 miles away)
This “wee” cafe is located to the north of the lodge in Glenshee (neighbouring glen to the west). It offers a smallish choice of menu – but the cakes and soup are always excellent. The Wee House also has a lovely gift shop of higher quality, non-tacky souvenirs.
Note that the cafe only has a Facebook page, and it has very condensed opening times in the winter months … so please call ahead.
Tel: 01250 882238
Pitcrocknie Restaurant & Coffee House – Alyth, Blairgowire – PH11 8JJ (9.7 miles away)
Located at the bottom of Glenisla, the Pitcrocknie is a family-friendly restaurant and cafe serving excellent, high-quality, great value family favourites. It has a fantastic panoramic view over the Alyth golf course. Open 7 days a week, but only Friday and Saturday in the evenings.
Tel: 01828 629141
Dalmore Inn and Restaurant – Blairgowrie – PH10 6QB (17.3 miles away)
A varied menu with daily specials and a focus on locally sourced ingredients. Menu often includes pigeon, duck, grouse, quail and guinea fowl as well as beef, venison, hare and rabbit. Open until 9pm 7-days a week.
Tel: 01250 871088
Little’s Restaurant – Blairgowrie – PH10 7GA (15.7 miles away)
This delightful restaurant is housed in a large church sitting on the banks of the River Ericht. Its main focus is fish – which is provided by the chef’s own fishmonger in Crieff. However, if fish is not your thing, it also serves meat, game and vegetarian options. This is a restaurant for a special occasion – and well worth a visit.
Tel: 01250 875358
Braemar Cafe – Braemar – AB35 5YP (26 miles away)
If you are visiting the delightful village of Braemar then the Braemar Cafe (which is part of the Braemar Mountain Sports shop) is well worth popping into for a refreshing coffee and cake or light lunch.
Tel: 01339 741019
Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery – Aberfeldy – PH15 2EB (35.9 miles away)
One of our favourite cafes … and not just because it has got a fantastic distillery attached. Superb light lunches, cakes and tea and coffee. A small shop also sells Dewars whisky and souvenirs. Definitely one to try if you are travelling over towards the lovely town of Aberfeldy.
Tel: 01887 822010