Welcome to
the Bannockburn Inn, Helmsdale

 Following a fourth refurbishment The Tartan Lounge Restaurant is now open.  Service is from 3:00pm - 8:30pm closed on Monday. 
To book our self-catering accommodation direct, please call Alison on 07546 422823 or use our booking button.  Customers who book with us are guaranteed a table in our restaurant and free parking.


Bar opening hours  3:00pm to 10pm closed on Monday

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 beer garden (weather permitting) our lounge or public bar, enjoy a drink with friends, connect to our WiFi to update your blog, before going through to our restaurant for your meal.  For 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 spectacular views over the village and up the Strath of Kildonnan and the Helmsdale River.

Our Rooms

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


Our guests can enjoy browsing our menu of starters, main courses and desserts.  Our home-made pizza is especially popular.  There are daily specials and a selection of children’s meals available.  We have a drinks menu and a comprehensive whisky menu.     

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Our Bar

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. Or choose a local real ale and a selection of Scottish bitters and lagers which you can enjoy whilst chatting with the locals. 

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A time to relax …


07546 422823   tartanlounge@aol.com

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

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