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The Braeval Hotel

+44 (0) 1667 452341

  Contact Morag Holding for best prices

Serving Saturday 10th and Wednesday 14 February 2018
4 courses £24.75
see Restaurant Page for menu
Tel:  01667452341



Sea View Restaurant

Welcome to the Braeval Hotel website.  We hope you will find everything you need to know to help you decide if you would like to visit. If you want to know more, please contact us. We've owned the Braeval for 12 years and still enjoy striving to make it a wonderful place to stay.  If you do decide to visit - and we hope you do - let us know if there's anything we can do to make your visit more enjoyable. We live in the hotel, so we're always on hand and happy to help. Gordon & Morag Holding

The Braeval Hotel is a lively, friendly family-run pub hotel overlooking the beach in the lovely seaside town of Nairn.  It has uninterrupted sea views and is close to Nairn town centre. 

The hotel has ten en suite bedrooms, some with sea view and some with garden view.

We're proud of our award-winning bar. The Bandstand Bar  has won CAMRA HIGHLAND PUB OF THE YEAR three times and CAMRA DISTRICT PUB OF THE YEAR 9 times in the last ten years.  It was voted one of the top three pubs in Scotland and Northern Ireland. We have an ever-changing range of real ales, we're Cask Marque accredited and in The Good Beer Guide. Every year, we host the Highland's largest independant beer festival (see our Beer Festival Page for details)

Winter Hours: 
Bar Hours:  Mon - Thurs:  4pm - 11pm
Fri, Sat, Sun:  12 noon - 11pm
Restaurant Hours:  Mon-Thurs 5.30 - 8.30pm 
Fri, Sat  12 - 2.30pm and 5.30 - 8pm
Sun:  12.30 - 3pm and 5.30 - 8.30pm

Our bar has over 150 Single Malt Whiskies on our impressive whisky list. As whisky enthusiasts, we also have some very special whiskys on our own Proprieters Special Reserve list.  We hold regular whisky and nosing experiences and are happy to organise private tastings for you. We also have a good selection of fine wines, spirits and cocktails. For Whisky List click here.

Our restaurant , The Bandstand, has windows along it's entire length giving spectacular views across Nairn beach and
the Moray Firth from every table. Our varied menu is designed to tempt your taste buds and inspire your imagination but it's  also designed with health in mind. The menu has great Scottish steaks, fresh sea food, vegetarian and gluten free dishes as well as "super foods" for the health conscious. We have a popular Sunday Carvery Lunch and Kids menu.    
FOR MENU click here
For more information see our restaurant page. Restaurant booking is strongly advised. Telephone 01667 452341.

Talented local musicians play live music in our lounge bar most weekends during the summer months and entry is free. You need to be aware that some bedrooms are affected by noise during these events, so if this is a concern and you want to book a room, please contact us direct so we can allocate a quiet room if available. Evening music hours 9.30 - 12.30pm. For dates see Events Page.

See below for live streaming of  ales on the bar today.  For tasting notes go to

No room at the inn? If Braeval is full, we may be able to offer rooms in our sister hotel. The Havelock Hotel is also in Crescent Road and has 5 en suite rooms (some with sea views). Rooms are offered at a "room only" rate, but breakfast is available at the Braeval Hotel at a supplement.



Hotel Guest Check In:  4 pm -11 pm  (If you arrive early and your room is ready, you may check in.  If your room is not ready, we are happy to store luggage for you).
Lounge Bar:  Sunday to Thursday: 4 - 11 pm , Friday 12 noon to 00.30 hrs, Saturday: 12 noon - 1 am. We do not have a Night Porter, so cannot serve residents after normal bar hours.
Restaurant & Bar Meals: Winter Hours:  Lunch:  Fri/Sat:  12 - 2.30pm Sun: 12.30 - 3pm   Dinner:  5.30 - 8.30pm daily
Please note, It is our policy not to allow young persons below 18 years of age to consume alcohol with a meal. We also adhere to the Challenge 25 Policy which means that any person who does not look 25 years of age will be asked to provide proof of age identification before the purchase or provision of alcoholic drinks.

PETS:  Not permitted anywhere in the hotel. 

No private car park. On street parking outside hotel and locally - all parking in Nairn is free! There is also a large open air free car park on the Links at the rear of the hotel (50 yards away).

Breakfast is served 8 – 9.30 am (early breakfast at 7.30 am available by arrangement).  Alternatively, a "Grab 'n' Go" snack breakfast is available on request for whose who need breakfast earlier than 7.30 am. Buffet: Selection of cereals and Scots porridge oats, fruit salad; yoghourts, selection of cheeses.Cooked breakfast: Scrambled Egg with Smoked Salmon or full Scottish Breakfast with includes: Bacon, sausage (vegetarian sausage available), haggis black pudding, tomato, mushrooms, potato scone and eggs (any way you like them). Served with breakfast tea, herbal teas, coffee or hot chocolate. White or brown toast (gluten free available) with a selection of jams and marmalades.

The Braeval Hotel is easy to find.  It overlooks Nairn's Central Beach and the open grass area known as "The Links".  It is 2 minustes walk from the town centre and a short distance from the Bus and Train Stations.
By Road: Easy access is by the A96 (the main trunk road between Inverness and Aberdeen).  Nairn is 20 minutes drive from Inverness and 35 minutes drive from Elgin.  From Inverness direction, on entering Nairn, continue on main road until mini roundabout. Turn left onto Marine Road.  Hotel is 100 yards on left hand side.  From Aberdeen/Elgin direction, on entering Nairn, continue on main road until mini roundabout.  Continue straight ahead onto Marine Road. Hotel is 100 yards on left hand side.
By Rail:  Nairn train station is on the main rail route between Inverness and Aberdeen.  The station is a short drive or 20 minute walk from the hotel.  Taxis are normally available at the station. On exiting train station continue ahead past Post Office and Classroom restaurant into town. Turn left (one way system). Move into right hand lane and turn right at traffic lights onto A96.  (Follow directions from Inverness by road as above)
By Air:  Inverness airport is only 15 minutes from Nairn with regular flights from London, Glasgow and Edinburgh. If driving from the Airport, follow directions above as from Inverness by road.



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