Scotland's hidden gems

15 March 2013
Scotland's hidden gems

Scotland is full of wonderful restaurants, cafés, guesthouses and hotels that are off the beaten track. Kerstin Kühn looks at a few hidden delights

Pool House, Poolewe, Ross-shire
One of Scotland's most romantic retreats located on the shores of Loch Ewe, Pool House reflects a passion for eclectic opulence.
01445 781272

The Lime Tree An Ealdhain, Fortwilliam
An attractive former 19th century mansion that is now an informally run, rustic dining room, art gallery and hotel with nine individually designed bedrooms.
01397 701806

The Bay Fish and Chips, Stonehaven
Award-winning chippie run by husband and wife team Calum and Lindsay Richardson who share a passion for sustainability, local produce and their community.
01569 762000

The Apron Stage, Stanley
Set in the Perthshire village of Stanley is a tiny 18-seat restaurant with a Provence meets Scandinavia styled dining room and a Scottish menu.
01738 828888

Barley Bree, Muthill
A family-run restaurant with rooms where the finest Scottish ingredients are prepared with French skill and imagination.
01764 681451

The Cross Keys, Kippen
A traditional inn situated in the small village of Kippen set among some of Scotland's most picturesque scenery.
01786 870293

The Gardener's Cottage
Housed in a historic building located in Royal Terrace Gardens chefs Dale Mailley and Edward Murray take the seasonal, sustainable, local mantra to a higher level.
0131 558 1221

The Ben Nevis
First established in 1884, this Glasgow pub is worth a visit if you're after whisky, contemporary Scottish folk or just a chance to hang out with some real Glaswegians.
0141 576 5204

The Hidden Lane Tea Room
Home baking and afternoon teas are served in a vintage themed tea room with mismatched furniture and eclectic china.
0141 237 4391

The Sorn Inn, Sorn
Scotland's only pub to hold a Bib Gourmand offers a fusion of fine dining and brassiere style food including seasoned cuts of aged scotch beef.
01290 551305

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