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The Mash Tun

8 Broomfield Square Speyside, Aberlour AB38 9QP Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 30/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 2 hotels in Aberlour
View of the boat shaped exterior of The Mash Tun
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Breakfast available
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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maltanorak wrote a review Sep 2020
Frankfurt, Germany2 contributions
We stayed at the MashTun from 3rd to 11th September 2020. It was our second stay there after 2018 and it definitely won‘t have been the last time. The building itself looks quite nice with its rounded house front, the whisky related rooms vary from cosy to quite spacious (Aberlour suite). Ours had a good view over River Spey which floats by only about 100 meters away. The meals are super tasty and the whisky bar is well equipped: I guess roundabout 200+ different bottles, a lot of Original Bottlings from different distilleries but also a good amount of independant bottlings (and this is my pet issue). Not to forget the vast quantity of Glenfarclas Family Casks presented in a large cabinet and available to purchase by the dram (I think the oldest one is a 1952 vintage). This is dreamland for any proper whisky enthusiast. All of this in combination with the very friendly and attentive staff (we have even become friends with two of them) and the super nice and always helpful and generous owners Karen and Mark makes us come back! We have just returned home but we are already planning our next vacation in Speyside, and our accommodation will definitely be the MashTun again. Another positive thing that we had experienced in the last few weeks is that these guys have really taken some extensive measures to ensure the safety of their guests in these difficult times (covid-19). From a socially distanced array of tables inside with (though a bit crafty) screens in between to an extended outside seating area under a pavillion respectively separated booths at the side of the building, extended cleaning activity and so on. And we can‘t say this of every accomodation we have been staying at during our Scotland trip...
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
001Graham wrote a review Sep 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom15 contributions19 helpful votes
In much need of a change of scenery to escape C-19 drudgery, we arranged to visit the Scottish Highlands, and found the Mash Tun at Aberlour. We stayed for 6 nights on a full board rate. On checking in, their 'Covid code' was explained and from the start it was clear they were treating the safety of their customers and staff, very seriously. The whole team were welcoming and they delivered an excellent level of service throughout our stay. The food menu offered sufficient scope even in its C-19 reduced format, to allow us to vary our meal choices. It's about quality ingredients cooked simply but well, served by staff who care... just how we like it. Then there's the whiskys... well over 100 pack 3 shelves with something for all tastes and budgets. Many are between £5 to £7 per tot but if you want to splash >£1,000 per tot then try the Glenfarclas 1955! Our room was comfortable and clean, and if we needed anything we just had to ask. Importantly, we always felt that the Mash Tun treats hygiene as paramount and we were never concerned about C-19 risks. I'd recommend the Mash Tun to those who are interested in a quality and convenient base from which to: - reach the Moray coast and its fantastic beaches... - play the myriad of great golf courses in the area... - fish on the Spey... or - follow the Speyside whisky trail.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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IainAberdeen S wrote a review Aug 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom38 contributions12 helpful votes
Spent a post lockdown night at the Mash Tun while walking a stretch of the Speyside Way. Booked the Glenlivet room on the top floor, which had a fantastic view out over the river Spey. Comfortable beds, warm, decent sized bathroom, and quiet despite being located over the front door. Booked a table in the restaurant prior to arriving, and we were impressed with their measures in place to ensure social distancing and safety were maintained. A good menu with plenty of choices, we opted for the steak pie and a medium rare steak. Both were good choices. One of us is coeliac, which they were able to cater for, and they even had a gluten free Sticky Toffee Pudding. Staff were friendly, and Amanda did a great job in making sure all groups were well catered for, despite social distancing guidelines meaning they weren’t able to have as full a compliment of staff as they would normally. Breakfast was provided the next morning, hearty portions (I ordered 2 bacon rolls, each of which was the size of a plate) and once again, gluten free options available. Overall, a fantastic stay, and we would thoroughly recommend it. This is our 3rd stay here in 3 years, and we’ll be back again at some point.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Robby007 wrote a review Feb 2020
Swanland, United Kingdom216 contributions46 helpful votes
Down a side street and with limited parking this is a pleasant pub down near the river. Food was pretty good especially the hand cut chips. Interesting decor but furniture rather tired. Friendly helpful staff, little choice in beers but extensive whisky collection.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Amanda Schlesier wrote a review Nov 2019
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I stayed here with my dad and my uncle for two nights during our recent trip to the motherland. I screwed up and thought I had booked the Macallan room with the double beds for my dad and uncle and when we arrived to the room, turns out it was the Glenfiddich room with only one bed for the two of them. This was no problem at all, the staff was super accommodating and immediately brought us a roll out cot for my dad (that he said was super comfy). Problem solved within 10 minutes! The rooms themselves were so quaint. Plenty of room for 1-2 people plus luggage. Beds were comfy. Downstairs the bar is where it all gets good! We had dinner there the first night and the food was excellent! Lots of choices (each with a recommended whisky pairing) and delicious. Breakfast every morning was the same. You pretty much can choose anything from the menu breakfast. Now for the whisky. When you ask for the menu, they hand you a binder. A full 4 inch binder. And the staff is super knowledgeable about just about all of them. 10/10 would recommend this place to anyone who loves cute little B&bs off the beaten path with a whole lot of charm. In fact I’m planning a trip back to Scotland next August and will be staying here again!!
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Date of stay: October 2019
United KingdomScotlandMorayAberlour
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mash Tun
Which popular attractions are close to The Mash Tun?
Nearby attractions include Glenfiddich Distillery (3.9 miles), Knockando Woolmill (4.8 miles), and Balvenie Castle (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Mash Tun?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Mash Tun?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Mash Tun?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Mash Tun?
Conveniently located restaurants include Seven Stills, Sidings Cafe, and The Mash Tun.
Is The Mash Tun located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Aberlour.
Are there any historical sites close to The Mash Tun?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Knockando Woolmill (4.8 miles) and Dufftown Clock Tower (4.1 miles).
Does The Mash Tun have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.