The Tongue Hotel
Worth The Journey! Whether you come here for hill climbing, stalking, angling or golfing, or you prefer to while away the hours reading a book or playing a board game in our cosy lounge bar, The Tongue Hotel can offer you a warm atmosphere, excellent service, comfort and an attention to detail. The hotel is a delightful former sporting lodge. Built in the late 1800s and owned by the Duke of Sutherland, the hotel boasts 19 unique bedrooms and many original features such as wood panelling, open fires, traditional antique furnishings, genuine exhibits and authentic paintings. Steeped in history, the hotel has a romantic, enchanting feel which delights and excites all who enter here. Hotel owners Lorraine and David and their enthusiastic team provide a warm atmosphere and attention to detail ensuring our guests leave with a lasting impression of this charming country house.
General Hotel Information Treat yourself to a stay at the Tongue Hotel! The Tongue Hotel was originally built as a Hunting Lodge in the late 1800’s for the Duke of Sutherland. The unique character and atmosphere of the lodge has been maintained throughout, much of the furniture, pictures and exhibits you will see are original and offer a glimpse into the past golden age of Highland touring. Photographs of the Hotel in the Dining Room and Brass Tap bar depict the Lodge and subsequent Hotel through the passing ages. But this is not a museum! We are proud of this historic building yet still we offer all the comforts of modern life; elegant spacious bedrooms, spectacular views, chic bathrooms, beautiful public rooms, wireless internet access, digital television a breakfast fit for a Duke and choice of places to wine and dine! We believe this is a Hotel that you can relax in; we aim to provide a genuinely warm welcoming atmosphere, offering excellent service, comfort and an attention to detail.
Opening Times The Hotel is open May - October (inclusive) During the winter season (October - April) we open for private parties, large gatherings and as a fully catered party house! We can offer a spacious highlands accommodation with excellent facilities for the larger family party or group of friends. Prices on application. Non residents are most welcome Children are welcome in the Hotel but under 18’s are not admissible in the Brass Tap bar.
Brass Tap - Public Bar Opening Monday - Thursday 12pm - 11pm Friday 12pm – 12.45am Saturday 12pm – 11.45pm Sunday 12.30pm - 11pm
Dining At The Tongue Hotel
Breakfast Monday - Sunday 07.30am - 9.30am Non residents most welcome Breakfast is served in the dining room. A range of cereals, homemade muesli, granola, fruit compotes, fresh fruit, juices and yogurts will be available from the buffet table. Table service will be provided for your choice of cooked breakfast and hot beverages. Buffet only - £5.00 Buffet and Full Cooked Highlander Breakfast - £9.95
Brunch Monday - Sunday 09.30am – 12pm Breakfast Rolls with Caithness bacon or award winning butcher sausages and free range eggs available with Tea or Coffee - £6.20 Morning Teas with homemade scones and delicious supplies from our local bakery or warm muffins available all day - From £3.50
Lunch/Afternoon High Tea Lunch and evenin meals are served in the Brass Tap public bar. Select from our menu a delicious freshly prepared light snack or hearty meal. Tea, Specialty Coffees and home baking are available all day.
Dinner You can choose the ambience you prefer! Dine in our elegant Hotel Restaurant or the lively Brass Tap public bar Monday - Sunday 6pm – 8pm March/April and October/November Monday - Sunday 6pm – 9pm May – September Relax in our elegant dining room where we offer a taste of Scotland on a plate. Select from our collection of fine wines, and unwind after with a coffee in the comfort of our residents lounge whilst planning which of our extensive malts you might like to try first! Children's are most welcome to dine the Hotel Restaurant but under 18’s are not permissible within the Brass Tap public bar, we offer children’s and young persons menu available plus we have lots of children's games available in the lounge and table amusement packs for the wee ones to keep them occupied during dinner! Should you wish for baby food or milk to be warmed please ask one of our waiting staff who will be happy to help.
Guests Lounge We have provided an extensive array of maps and reading material regarding the local area, activities, and native wildlife for your information and pleasure. Playing cards, dominoes and board games are also available in the lounge and Brass Tap public bar.
Wireless Internet There is free wireless internet access within the public areas.
Cash Machine There is a cash machine available in reception. Please note there is a charge for this service.
Fishing Please ask at reception for details regarding fishing permits and beats. Ghillie services and boat hire can be arranged with notice.
Events Keep up to date with our events, current menu's, special breaks and what's on our facebook page!
Exclusive Use The Tongue Hotel is the perfect place to spend time with friends or family This fabulous sophisticated house is set within a stunning location, sleeping up to 40 guests in elegant bedrooms is available on an exclusive use basis, here you will find a true home from home, where children are very welcome. This peaceful country house, has 19 bedrooms, is warm, welcoming, tastefully decorated and beautifully. The Tongue Hotel is ideal for private groups of 10 - 40 friends, family or colleagues, who are looking for somewhere to host a house party, golfing holiday, special event or wedding. Prices on application.