The Inn at Lathones in Fife has been standing for over four centuries and has accumulated just as many stories, legends and ghosts as you would expect in that sort of time frame.
As well as the conventional Grey Lady apparition which is legally required by every Scottish building over ten years of age, the Inn at Lathones also used to be the haunt of a pint-sized highwayman.
Despite topping out at under five feet, Wee Mad MacGregor used to terrorise the area between St Andrews and Lundin Links. After a hard night ordering stagecoaches to ‘Stand and deliver!’ Wee Mad Mac would retire to the Inn for a pie and a pint.
Take up today’s cracking Big Deal and you will be the one committing highway robbery at the Inn at Lathones which is not only St Andrews’ oldest coaching inn but also Scotland’s most highly graded inn.
The family-run inn is equipped with 21 smart, contemporary design bedrooms which feature Jacuzzi baths; separate power showers and king-sized double beds along with flat screen TVs and CD players.
A complimentary bouquet of fresh flowers; a box of tablet and a bottle of Prosecco in the room are all included in the Big Deal.
Subject to availability, guests can also enjoy a free upgrade to one of the inn’s deluxe suites.
The inn is well known for its award winning food and has been awarded two AA rosettes for fourteen years running along with VisitScotland’s Gold award for service quality in 2009/10 & 11.
A new menu is launching this month. The Big Deal is worth up to £30 per person for dinner.
The Inn is also well-known for its regular series of live music concerts which run from folk to rock and back again and are held in the old stables.
In fact, the venue was recently named “The UK’s best music venue 2009 & Finalist 2010” by The Publican.
All in all, the Inn at Lathones is a friendly, wee place for a relaxing break. It’s packed with character and, of course, it’s handily located for exploring Fife.
Put on your highway man’s mask and follow in the footsteps of Wee Mad MacGregor with today’s Big Deal:
£225 for two people for dinner, bed, breakfast plus flowers in your room at the award winning Inn at Lathones; a 50% saving on the standard £450