We were looking for something small and inexpensive for our travels through Speyside, mainly because we tacked this part of the trip onto our vacation at the last minute and needed to reign in the budget. We did a 13-day driving trip through Scotland, and much of it in top-notch accomodations. We thought staying in a pub with rooms would be interesting. The pub is small with a small bar and a few tables, our room was upstairs. We had the Glenfarclas room, which was smaller than what we expected but fine. The building is rounded in front, so our room was curved. I kept bumping my leg everytime I walked around the bed but after I did that twice, I learned to hug the wall. The bathroom was very basic and very small, but the water was good and hot for showers the next morning. We had dinner in the restaurant downstairs, and the menu was more broad than what I expected, and the food good. It filled up quickly with locals coming in for dinner, too. We enjoyed a nice walk in the park along the river Spey, then along the quiet, deserted main street of Aberlour. Breakfast was also good. Not a bad little place to eat and sleep between destinations. Had some noise from people leaving the restaurant but nothing obnoxious and it was short-lived. Biggest surprise about Aberlour was it's the home of Walker shortbread! Smack dab in the middle of the forest!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- View of the boat shaped exterior of The Mash Tun ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Mash Tun Aberlour, Scotland