Food & drink

For excellent Scottish cuisine, Ivy Cottage is well placed to offer a wide range of local and regional restaurants.

Many come to the Highlands to enjoy some of the local restaurants who proudly serve up the finest locally sourced fresh Scottish produce like beef, pork, lamb, venison, freshly grown vegetables and award winning champion Haggis. Within the short distance to Strathpeffer and Dingwall you can choose from a range of traditional Scottish menus, to modern haute cuisine versions of classic dishes.

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Sample Scotland’s most famous and beloved national drink.

If you like a dram of traditional Scottish whisky and would like to visit some of Scotland’s finest distilleries, then Ivy Cottage Strathpeffer, is ideally located for you.
The Glenmorangie, Clynelish, Dalmore, Glen Ord and Tomatin distilleries are less than 30 minutes drive, so why not soak up the atmosphere and get in to the spirit of things with one of the regular visitor tours.

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Craft Beer and Ales

Arguably Scotland’s second favourite tipple, locally brewed craft beer and ales are a must try when visiting the highlands.

With the rise of the popularity of craft beer over the last decade, Scotland has forged a new and exciting revolution which is partially fueled by a number of locally owned and run breweries.
If you fancy partaking some of the local amber nectar, most local pubs will stock the best local brews, but if you want to try something different, there’s a wide variety of brewery tours available within reach of Ivy Cottage.

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Local Beer and Ales

An Teallach Ale
Black Isle Brewery
Cairngorm Brewery
Cromarty Brewing
Glenfinnan Brewery
Loch Ness Brewery
The Old Inn Brewery
Plockton Brewery
River Leven Ales
Speyside Craft Brewery
Also, a special mention to The Anderson, a small hotel/bar stocking Northern Scotland’s best selection of craft beers and whiskies under one roof.
The Anderson