The small, cosy lounge bar is the heart of the house. Our guests often say that they feel so comfortable, it’s like being at home. During the day (especially if the weather isn’t too great) you are welcome to sit and relax, read a book, play some games, or it has even been known for guests to have a quiet afternoon snooze.
At night, the bar area comes to life. Have a pre-dinner drink whilst being tempted by our menu.
Lloyd or Jules will be on hand to answer any questions about the dishes available, but the only question we will not answer is ‘what would you recommend’ as we would eat everything on our menus ourselves and every dish is sourced, prepared and cooked with the same passion.
After your meal you are welcome to have coffees in the bar and maybe indulge in a wee tipple from our range of about 40 malt whiskies, mainly from the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail, as well as some of the more well-known Islay Malts.
You may have guessed by now that we are a little passionate about supporting local businesses and their products and although the region has many fine distilleries, you won’t be surprised to find that 15 of our 40 whiskies are actually different impressions from the Benromach range. This is the smallest distillery in Speyside and situated in Forres itself. Again Jules or Lloyd are on hand to find a whisky to suit most tastes.
The lounge-bar is only open to residents of the hotel and guests dining in Franklin’s Restaurant