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We're open for business, not quite business as usual but the restaurant is serving to 9pm (inside till 8pm outside till 9pm) and the bar is serving to 10pm.  Self-catering accommodation is available both here at the Inn and in Culduthel Park Inverness.


Welcome to The Bannockburn Inn, Helmsdale

The Bannockburn Inn is a traditional Inn offering food, drink and self catering accommodation, situated conveniently on the NC500 route on the A9 in Helmsdale. We are privately owned and pride ourselves on being family friendly.  We have our own car park with space for up to four large or six small campervans.  For the cyclist, there is safe storage.   We are ideally located for fishing enthusiasts as we are within walking distance of The River Helmsdale. The Inn is a perfect refreshment stop on your journey north to Orkney or John O'Groats (Taigh Iain Ghròt), or south to Inverness.  You can sit and relax in our lounge bar, enjoy a drink with friends, connect to our WiFi to update your blog, before going through to our restaurant for your meal.  Helmsdale offers healthy outdoor recreational activities like our nine hole golf course, sea fishing, use of the tennis court or gold panning.  For the walkers, we are on the John O'Groats Trail which takes you on the most magnificent cliff walks and affords you great views out across the sea to Tain/ Nigg and the Black Isle. For those less adventurous we have shorter local walks which also give you incredible views over the village and up the Kildonnan Strath and the Helmsdale River.


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It has long been traditional for inns to offer accommodation, as well as food and drink. Here at the Bannockburn Inn we can provide you with a comfortable place to stay whether for one night, a few days or longer. 

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A selection of wines


Andy 'The Viking' Fordham, former world darts champion, opened the Tartan Lounge Bar and Restaurant in May 2011, which is recognised for serving award winning steaks from the Mey Selections of whom His Royal Highness The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay is the patron.     

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We have a comfortable lounge bar where you can relax with friends, enjoy a nice bottle of wine or choose a fine malt whisky from our Whisky Bar. In our public bar we have real ale and a selection of Scottish bitters and lagers which you can enjoy whilst chatting with the locals. 

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01431 821461   07546 422823 tartanlounge@aol.com

The Bannockburn Inn, Stafford Street, Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland KW8 6JY

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