There’s a definite nip in the air which means it’s the best time of year for getaway breaks involving long, bracing walks followed by a nip or two in front of a log fire.
Step forward today’s Big Deal with the popular Inn at Lathones – a 400 year-old former drovers’ stopover which has evolved into a much loved four star venue boasting two AA Rosettes and an Eat Scotland award.
1 or 2 night stay
With a colourful history which features ghosts, highwaymen and old sea salts, the atmospheric Inn at Lathones in Fife is perfect for an autumnal break.
Today’s Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a standard double or twin room with a full Scottish breakfast to set you up for the following day. Choose option 2 and you can enjoy a two night stay with breakfast served on both mornings.
Decorated in a comfortable, contemporary style, the rooms feature modern bathrooms; hot drinks facilities with fresh milk and satellite TV.
Off road parking is available for guests.
2 AA Rosettes
The Inn is well known for its award-winning food and has been awarded two AA rosettes for fourteen years running.
A full Scottish breakfast is included in the Deal and, should you choose to book in to the restaurant for other meals, you won’t be disappointed.
The menu changes regularly but typical dishes might be starters such as the terrine of confit chicken and ham served with soft boiled crispy quail’s egg and an apple jelly or the magnificent Angus fillet – Scottish Beef Club certified beef with a foie gras ravioli, rosti potatoes and a rich Madeira sauce.
Seafood fans will love local dishes like the seafood chowder or the langoustines with the fish and shellfish sourced from nearby Pittenweem.
As well as a real fire, the bar offers more informal dishes such as fish ‘n’ chips; the house burger and crispy pork belly accompanied by zingy apple relish and buttered leeks.
Not one to rest on its laurels, the Inn is also establishing a glowing reputation for its regular series of live music concerts which are held in the old stables.
These run from folk to rock and back again and explain how the venue was named The UK’s best music venue 2009 & Finalist 2010 by The Publican.
Not that you have to like music to enjoy the Inn at Lathones. There are plenty of great walks nearby, especially along the coast, and the famous golf courses of St Andrews are just a short drive away.
The Inn at Lathones has plenty of fans on TripAdvisor. This is what one guest had to say after her stay:
‘Just returned from a weekend break at Inn at Lathones near St Andrews. The food is fantastic including the breakfast. Every member of staff was attentive and very friendly and couldn’t do enough for you. The Inn is comfortable, relaxing and not stuffy. We will be back.’