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The Croft Inn, Glenlivet

If you’ve never been along the Dufftown to Glenlivet road, you’ve missed out on the most amazing place to eat! My wife, son and I decided that we would give The Croft Inn, Glenlivet a visit. We had heard a lot of good things about the food since the new chef Steve took over last October.

We arrived about teatime and were lucky enough to get a table, although I advise you to book before you go to avoid disappointment.

The Croft Inn is a warm traditional country pub and restaurant with friendly and attentive staff who made us feel very welcome.

The menu available was a delightful selection to suit all tastes and much of the food is truly local produce. My wife started with Creamy Cheesy Garlic Mushrooms served with crusty bread. My son had battered local Haggis and Pudding slices served with homemade Onion Relish. I had the Chef’s special of seared Spiced Pork Belly and fresh salad with a reduced Balsamic dressing.

Our main meals were fresh Buckie Haddock, chips and garden peas; Duck Leg, chips, Roasted veg and slightly spiced Port sauce (options inc: new, mash and chipped Potatoes) - (we like our chips); Chicken breast stuffed with Dufftown Haggis wrapped in bacon, a mustard and whisky sauce, roasted veg and creamy mash.

Each portion was absolutly delicious and was more than enough so it was a struggle to be persuaded to have a dessert! I was delighted that I allowed myself to be tempted as my Drunken Bread and Butter Pudding with chocolate and whisky soaked sultanas was to die for! My son had Sticky Toffee Pudding and my wife had something a bit lighter, a poached Pear with icecream.

Our evening was such a delight and all for around £20 a head. How do you better that? You don’t, the food was amazing! So much so, we will be back! With the lighter nights fast approaching what better way to enjoy excellent food whilst surrounded by the most stunning views.

Great value, great service and Great food, thanks Steve and staff at The Croft Inn.

p.s The Chef will be delighted to chat and answer questions if he has time.

Ali, Carol & Cameron