I stayed at www.birnamhousehotel.co.uk a couple of times last year, the accommodation is reasonable for the price. If you don't want the fixed menu in the hotel, the pub next door does excellent bar meals. Rather a nice breakfast too. The hotel bar has a choice of single malts to satisfy most tastes (although the drinkers among us may struggle to find our particular brand and vintage, hey, beggars can't be choosers) . It's also within a 2 minute morning after (still pished) drive to Newtyle.
Not too sure about it being particularly angler friendly, but they do have someone on the desk all night who can keep an eye on your car full of gear.
watch this space as myself and Mrs DJB are set to launch a 4-star B&B in Perth before the end of the season. Definitely fisherman friendly - off-street parking/drying/secure storage for kit/fill up off flasks/kit for hire and potentially options for drop off and pick-up at beats if required.
More details to follow soon but PM me if you want more info just now..
Heard from a fishing guest recently that a certain B+B in that most picturesque of Perthshire's hamlet's, Strathtay, that you had zip chance of sniffing the full cooked before 9am - "and not a minute earlier" ..... apparently. Strange attitude that - and from an establishment that, due to its location, might expect a fair percentage of fisher type bookings.
Just remember the tattie scone D, and if your doing mushrooms as part of the ensemble then crisply fried as opposed to that soggy, boiled, grey mush you sometimes get dished up.
Infact, anyone else got advice for D from either a culinary or fishers point of view ?
Stayed at the Dunkeld House Hotel on the main street. It does cater for fishers, good off street parking and they do a reasonable package dinner bed & breakfast if you are staying more than two nights. The owner has maximised the lounge areas for eating which only leaves the resident lounge upstairs to relax, no bar you have to ring down for supplies. JW
yep good local produce if definately on the menu....and of course tattie scones...home made bread as well...
we're not gearing up to advertise doing dinners as such but we will do for fishing parties...
there is a bit of a problem with the amber nectar though - bloody new licencing laws mean it is now illegal for B&B's to give complimentary drinks to guests - need a licence and guess what the cost of the licence has gone seriously through the roof....trouble is you never know when there is an inspector staying.....we are trying to find a way round....I guess if it's "friends" then there may be a way
we'll be geared up for drying stuff, flask filling (and can do lunches if needed). I'll be keeping a small stock of tackle in case somebody does forget to pack the kitchen sink/off road parking/I can store rods/hang waders etc etc.
In terms of dogs - good point. We will probably have a kennel house of some sort out the back rather than allow dogs in the house. I'll add that to our to do list...
.....we have learned that the Birnam House Hotel has been called into receivership and is not likely to re-open as a hotel in the forseeable future. We have therefore arranged alternative accommodation for all Tay Fishers and................
Talking to a 'local' last week who, when I said it would probably be turned into expensive flats, reminded me that being a 'B Listed' building any application for such a change of use would probably fail at the 1st hurdle. On the assumption that it will not be taken over by 'House of Hardy' and transformed into the mother of all tackle shops I fail to see what other uses it can be put to apart from a 'grannie farm'. Impressive piece of Victorian architecture.
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