Some people find that sticking pins in a doll which looks like their boss can help relieve stress.
We’re no scientists but, when it comes to relaxation, we believe that there just might be a credible alternative to boss-bashing Voodoo.
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 inn boasting two AA Rosettes and an Eat Scotland award.
With a colourful history which features ghosts, highwaymen and old sea salts, the atmospheric Inn at Lathones, near St Andrews in Fife is perfect for an autumn or spring break.
Today’s Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a 2 or 3 night stay in a standard double or twin room with a full Scottish breakfast to set you up for the following day.
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 and, should you choose to book in to the restaurant or bar for other meals, you won’t be disappointed.
The menu changes regularly but typical dishes in the restaurant might be starters such as the pan-roasted local wood pigeon with spiced red cabbage, Puy lentils and root vegetable broth or the home-smoked mackerel fillet with a beetroot remoulade and an orange and vanilla reduction.
Main courses might be something along the lines of the pan-roasted loin of wild venison or the roast breast of local corn-fed chicken served with wilted kale, fondant potatoes and a shallot cream.
As well as a real fire, the bar offers more informal dishes such as battered Pittenweem haddock; the house burger and slow cooked shank of local lamb with Puy lentils, root vegetables and a rosemary sauce.
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 American guest had to say after a stay:
‘Unexpected excellence. My father, a friend and I travelled from the US… the tourist information centre recommended the Inn and we decided to give it a try. It was tucked away in the beautiful countryside about a ten minute drive from St. Andrews city centre. The concierge and wait staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. The food was OUTSTANDING (get the gnocchi) and the wine was wonderful. Though we only intended to stay the night we ended up staying two because the place was so great. It was truly a relaxing get away…
Eat the food, drink the wine and enjoy the experience!’