It is said that practice makes perfect. Dating back over four hundred years, the Inn at Lathones has had plenty of time to hone its hospitality; warm its welcome and generally polish up its rep for looking after guests.
Starting life as a drovers inn, the Fife establishment has fed highwaymen; entertained local miners on its former golf course and is now building a reputation as a live music venue as well as a luxurious, 21st century inn.
It even plays host to its own ghost; the Grey Lady who is sometimes spotted stabling her horse.
But while the Inn at Lathones has a heritage in hospitality that stretches back centuries, it can certainly move with the times when it comes to modern day creature comforts.
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.
The inn is well known for its award winning food and has been awarded two AA rosettes for fourteen years running. It has also been given VisitScotland’s Gold award for service quality in 2009/10 & 11.
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 and run from folk to rock and back again.
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.
If you want to see how four centuries of practice makes for perfect hospitality then today’s Big Deal is:
£99 for two people to enjoy bed and breakfast at the Inn at Lathones; a 60% saving on the standard £249