25th September 2018
We’ve selected 3 incredible one-off dinners in stunningly grand venues, all set in the beautiful Scottish countryside.
The Archerfield Mansion House’s Old Pulteney whisky dinner – Friday 26th of October
Archerfield is located across 550 beautiful acres, boasts a Spa, two links golf courses on the spectacular East Lothian coastline and is only 40 minutes from Edinburgh. On Friday 26th of October they will be hosting an exclusive dinner in the luxury surroundings of Archerfield House with all four courses paired with a different Old Pulteney whisky.
East Lothian is a great location to visit, it’s well known as a golfer’s paradise, has misty coastal castles like Tantallon, the fantastic NB Gin distillery and even the National Flight museum of Scotland where you can board a Concorde.
Borthwick Castle’s Tastes of Autumn dinner – Saturday 17th of November
On Saturday 17th of November, Borthwick castle will be lowering its drawbridge and welcoming guests for an Autumnal dinner. The mouth-watering 5-course menu from award winning chef Derek Johnstone looks incredible (Guayaquil dark chocolate croustillant with salted caramel & gold leaf!) and there’s also a fabulous wine pairing.
This castle is full of history, from Mary Queen of Scots staying, to almost 100 years later Oliver Cromwell attacking it (you can still see the gouge in the wall from his attack). If you want to carry on the theme of fine food and historic castles then you are only 40 minutes away from Edinburgh. You are also very close to the intriguing Rosslyn Chapel which featured in Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci Code’.
Fonab Castle’s Champagne dinner – Friday 30h of November
To Celebrate St Andrews Day and the ‘Auld Alliance’ between Scotland and France, Fonab Castle is hosting a dinner of the finest Scottish food, paired with the finest French Champagne; Dom Perignon, Ruinart and Krug. This sparkling evening is happening in Pitlochry on the edge of the Cairngorms national park on Friday 30th of November. It’s a lovely setting and I have very fond memories of stopping off at Fonab Castle for afternoon tea while heading north to get married.
Apart from the beautiful scenery and wildlife of the Cairngorms national park, in this region you have historic castles in every direction, like Ruthven Barracks which was taken over from the Redcoats by the Jacobites in 1746. You’ll also find distilleries galore with Scotland’s smallest distillery, Erdadour, in Pitlochry and the Speyside region a picturesque two-hour drive away.