Don’t let the cold temperatures stop you from venturing out to all the warming spots of Speyside.  Speyside can be a magical place in the Winter with snow dusted rolling hills, walks by the beautiful River Spey and most notably, by finding a cosy nook to tuck up by an open fire and enjoy our fantastic local produce. We have collated a list of our top 5 favourite ‘Speyside Snugs’ for you this Winter.

No.1 // The Copper Dog Bar.

For a true taste of Speyside, a great ambiance and an open fire, visit the Copper Dog Bar.

Featured in Vogue, Conde Nast and Tatler to name a few, this stylish Scottish snug is not one to be missed this winter.


No. 2 // The Quaich Bar.  

This Whisky Bar in The Craigellachie holds nearly 1000 whiskies, has an open fire and young bar man that is a fountain of whisky knowledge. . . what else could you need on a chilly winter’s night in Scotland?


No. 3 // The Kimberley Inn

If you love a good view this is the one for you. At the Kimberley Inn you can look out over the stunning Findhorn Bay while being tucked up in this cosy local pub, beside the open fire, sipping on a pint of craft ale. Ideal.


No. 4 // Knockomie Inn

In these days of gastro pubs, boutique inns and hotels, the Knockomie remains committed to the tradition of warm hospitality. Enjoy the best local produce on offer, in this gorgeous villa built in 1812 that is worth a visit in itself.


No. 5 // The Dowans Hotel

Spe is a restaurant that promises to give you fresh seasonal produce at it’s very best. Spe (the gaelic word for Spey) is set in the cosy and elegant Dowans Hotel that even has its own whisky bar with over 500 types to try from.

We hope you enjoy eating and drinking your way around Speyside this Winter and remember – stay cosy!