Fisher’s Hotel in Pitlochry has quite some history. In Victorian times, Robert Louis Stevenson stayed there with his wife and it also hosted the Chancellor of the Exchequer, William Gladstone.
These days, you don’t need to be a famous writer to stay at the former coaching inn but today’s Big Deal will appeal to financially prudent chancellors of the household budget.
The hotel recently changed hands and the new owners have embarked on a rolling refurbishment programme.
The deal is for two people to enjoy one night’s stay at Fisher’s with a full cooked breakfast in the morning and a three course dinner in the evening.
The standard deal is for Sunday to Thursday nights but guests can stay on Friday and Saturday nights for a supplement of £5 per person.
Three course dinner
The dinner menu changes regularly but typical starters might include grilled Stornoway black pudding with gooseberry chutney or a beetroot, red onion and brie tart.
The sort of main courses which the kitchen team produce includes grilled smoked haddock with a beurre noisette; steak pie and breaded turkey escalope with a cranberry and red wine sauce.
Typical desserts might be the rich chocolate fudge cake; the treacle sponge with custard or the Dunsyre Blue cheese with iced grapes, celery and biscuits.
Ease of access
Fisher’s has plenty of free parking but, situated next to both Pitlochry train station and the main bus stop, it is also easy to reach by public transport. Driving to Pitlochry from the Central Belt takes under two hours.
Lots to do
The area around Pitlochry is perfect for a short break. There are plenty of castles and stately homes to visit; gardens to explore and paths to wander. The area also boasts plenty of opportunities for outdoor sports such as mountain biking and white water rafting. If you are feeling brave then Scotland’s only static bungee jump is nearby.