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  • Food Award 3 Winner

    What’s Happening at your Sanctuary on the Hill?

    Posted on October 1, 2014

    SCOTLAND’S HOTEL OF THE YEAR AWARD

    Food Awards Hotel of the YearCraigsanquhar is privileged to receive two awards this year. The Creative Oceanic event helped raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. All nominated businesses met in Glasgow, Scotland for a glamorous evening to see who would win the inaugural Food Awards Scotland 2014. For the category Hotel of the Year, we not only won the Northeast Region of Scotland, but we went on to win the entire category for Hotel of the Year Scotland 2014. The most amazing part about winning this award is that you are nominated and voted on by your guests! We were up against some well-known competition in our area and throughout Scotland! Thank you so much to those of you have and continue to give us such great feedback. We are so thrilled by this milestone achievement and look forward to competing and winning again in the future! Come by during October and November to help us celebrate as we are offering some great specials for you! We look forward to seeing you soon. Please share our great news!

     Car Parks Completed

    We have completed the works needed on our two car parks. These will provide landscaped parking with walkways to the hotel. There is parking for visitors to the Mansion House & Nathaniel’s Restaurant and Bar as well as separate parking now for wedding guests visiting the Coach House. Illuminated walkways are underway.

    Wedding Fayre

    Our Wedding Fayre was a smashing success. A huge thank you for all of our vendors and guests that attended. We shall soon be announcing our Spring Wedding Fayre.

    Nathaniel’s Restaurant

    As the seasons turn to Autumn Chef Stuart and his team have been harvesting some of nature’s bounty. The wonderful plum chutney created from our own fruit is perfect with homemade oatcakes and Ainster Cheese.  Please join us to try our seasonal menus which include a new Nathaniel’s Lounge menu featuring our very own Saddleback Pork. You can have a wee look at the pigs in our garden while you’re here! Also, be sure to check out our Oktoberfest Special for Nathaniel’s Restaurant on Facebook!

    The Coach House

    The Coach House has completed the renovations. From top to bottom, the Coach House has a spring in it’s step. The flooring, paint, decorations, window coverings, and bar all have a new look. Come have a look around for your next big event. We are happy to speak with you about planning birthdays, family gatherings, anniversary parties, and of course weddings. Also, feel free to just come have a quick look around the grounds.

    Walled Garden

    We will continue to develop our walled garden and expand our fresh kitchen garden to provide Chef Stuart with much of the fresh produce he needs to use in his creative recipes. In addition to the garden, we currently have plum trees, apple trees, branvle berries, mint, potatoes, ginny foul, chickens, and our featured Saddleback Pigs.