According to the old nursery rhyme, the month of May is supposed to be merry.
Take up today’s Big Deal on a stay at The Inn at Lathones, near St Andrews, and April, May, June and much of July could also be pretty jolly.
A 400 year-old former drovers’ stopover, The Inn at Lathones in Fife is a much loved, four star inn boasting two AA Rosettes and an Eat Scotland award.
Today’s Big Deal is the perfect introduction to The Inn at Lathones and, especially now that the weather is turning sweet, it’s the ideal time to treat yourself to some time off and explore the surrounding Fife countryside.
With a colourful history which features ghosts, highwaymen and old sea salts, the atmospheric Inn at Lathones in Fife is perfect for a getaway 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 consecutive 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. Upgrades to a deluxe room may be available at a charge of £40 per night payable directly to hotel.
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 sixteen years running.
A full Scottish breakfast is included in the deal and, should you choose to book in to the restaurant or bar for other meals, you won’t be disappointed.
A two course meal from the a la carte menu can be added to your stay for an additional £25 per person (some dishes may require a supplement). This can be arranged directly with the hotel.
The menu changes regularly but typical dishes in the restaurant might be starters such as the Partan Bree – a traditional Scottish soup made from fresh local crab – or the smoked mackerel fillet with a beetroot remoulade and an orange and vanilla reduction.
Main courses may feature dishes such as 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.
Golf St Andrews
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 a stay. We’ve cut it for length but not for meaning:
‘We’ve just enjoyed a very pleasant Easter break at The Inn at Lathones, which is a real gem in open Fife countryside. It’s very close to St. Andrews, Cupar and the East Neuk…
The reception, housekeeping, bar and restaurant staff were superb… The bar is large, with extremely comfortable chairs and sofas. The layout of the restaurant avoids the mistake of trying to cram in too many tables, so it provides a good experience for both dinner and breakfast. The quality of the fresh food served here is excellent, and the presentation is of a matching high standard…
I have to mention the quality of the beds and bed-linen. We have spent two nights in the most comfortable bed that we’ve ever slept in – great mattress, goose-down quilts and pillows, with crisp pillow-cases, sheet and quilt cover… my expectations were definitely exceeded by the actual experience – I hope we’ll be back.’