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EXPERIENCE OUR FABULOUS SPEYSIDE SETTING

Magical Moray

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Guest Bedrooms

Our rooms are situated on the first floor and offer a well-appointed variety of stay experiences

Magical

Moray

Experience our fabulous Speyside setting:

The Old Mill Inn is 3.5 miles from Forres in Moray, which is situated just off the A96 and about 23 miles east of the Highland capital Inverness and 12 miles west of the historic cathedral city of Elgin. A Royal Burgh since 1140, Forres is one of Scotland’s oldest towns and steeped in history. The area is fashionable as a residential location but is also popular with tourists. Forres makes a great base to explore the beautiful Moray Firth region which has something for everyone’s taste; historical monuments, museums, castles, and a legendary concentration of Whisky distilleries. The town has a long-established history with Whisky distilling and is located on the world-famous Speyside Malt Whisky Trail. Dallas Dhu Distillery, which lies just south of the town, is no longer in production but is maintained in working order by Historic Scotland and is a fascinating visit. Benromach Distillery is an active distillery with a visitors’ centre and is located just off the Forres bypass. The Town has a popular 18-hole golf course plus many excellent links courses within a short drive.

Historical sites & places of interest

Step back in time to the castle’s glory days, when the Brodie family were one of Scotland’s most prominent families. The Brodie family called the castle home until the late 20th century and it is now splendidly cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. It’s widely accepted that the Brodies have been associated with the land the castle is built on since around 1160, when it is believed that King Malcolm IV gave the land to the family.

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Guest

Reviews

The inn is a converted corn mill so the building is quaint and each of the five rooms is individually furnished with antiques. Thoughtful little touches included ground coffee with cafetiere, Scottish tea cakes and bottles of water each day. But the highlight is the food served both for breakfast and dinner. The chef uses the best local ingredients to create delicious dishes and artfully presented. One of his specialities is roe deer or whatever the fisherman brings in on his boat that day. When we stayed it was halibut. The wine list is small but carefully chosen, beers are from local breweries and of course the whiskey selection is excellent, being surrounded by many of the famous distilleries of the Spey Valley.

Janet

United Kingdom

Booking.com

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would happily stay there again.

Jean

United Kingdom

Booking.com

Fantastic stay .

Scott

United Kingdom

Booking.com

Exceptional.

Tina

United Kingdom

Booking.com

Is a great little hotel, where everyone is very friendly and made to feel very welcome.

Rob

United Kingdom

Booking.com

Ideal situation for visiting our friends and sightseeing. Would recommend.

Kathryn

United Kingdom

Booking.com

Would recommend and have done to friends great value for the money Thank you.

Caroline

United Kingdom

Booking.com

Courtesy, comfort, cuisine created an enjoyable stay

Muriel

United Kingdom

Booking.com

Awesome stay in little traditional Inn

Gabrie

South Africa

Booking.com

The service throughout our meal was genuinely friendly without being intrusive and contributed to the relaxed environment. It was good to see that local produce featured throughout the menu and the black isle sirloin steak was succulent and perfectly cooked. Beer drinkers are well catered for with Erdinger alcohol free beer being a good option for drivers.The cost per head for a three course meal four with drinks came to a very reasonable £35.

Peter Pietro

United Kingdom

Tripadvisor.co.uk

My second time coming back here, first time with a friend for lunch and was happy then. So I urge my husband to taste the delicious food they serve here. The food is undeniably delicious. Staff was great. From starter to our pudding we are well happy. I gave them instructions for how I want my steak and where anywhere else always makes mistake, so was so ready to find faults on my order…. It was perfect. Though the dish is small my husband and I find the food very filling not by its quantity but by the quality of food they serve. I hope they keep these standard as all the wait because they are busy that night was all worth it. Keep up the very good job.

Localtravelforyou

United Kingdom

Tripadvisor.co.uk

We were taken there by cousins and had an evening meal. We were given a warm friendly welcome and served by a lovely young lady who ensured we were given everything we needed. The main dishes were of excellent quality and with very substantial helpings. The four of us had different choices but all of us commented on how much we enjoyed them In the years we have visited The Old Mill, we have never been disappointed.

John M

United Kingdom

Tripadvisor.co.uk

My husband and I have just moved to a property very close to the Inn, so on the evening of the move, those helping us move came with us. The menu choices were good and we liked the range of specials. They were able to accommodate my request for not having something on my dish, and we all agreed that we had lovely meals. We have been in for drinks since then and found the staff to be very friendly and helpful and we have booked a table for the upcoming Fathers Day meal.

Ruth G

United Kingdom

Tripadvisor.co.uk

I’ve been here twice now, this place has a rustic decor and the wood fire is a nice touch. The staff are a credit to the place, always seem happy to help and are efficient without being too overbearing. I would recommend the burger and the haggis bon Bon’s were amazing, overall it’s a really nice place and the price isn’t too bad.

Susan Read

United Kingdom

Tripadvisor.co.uk

Went for a meal last night what a super surprise a vast improvement from my last visit a year ago. service was excellent and food was wonderful. I had the venison and a “cup of cottage pie” sounds strange but it was fabulous. Wife had the large scampi and friend had the pot-roast loads of very tender beef. We will defiantly be back very soon

Jewljon

United Kingdom

Tripadvisor.co.uk

We have been eating here for a number of years. It has quite recently changed hands so we thought we would give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised. Although the food has always been good, it is now superb. My husband had haddock and said it was the best fish and chips he had ever had. I had the chicken Kiev which was beautiful. The welcome was warm and the ambiance, as ever, relaxing and comfortable. We will certainly be going back again, and again. And will no doubt take any visitors we have.

Jintyjan

United Kingdom

Tripadvisor.co.uk

We have been eating here for a number of years. It has quite recently changed hands so we thought we would give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised. Although the food has always been good, it is now superb. My husband had haddock and said it was the best fish and chips he had ever had. I had the chicken Kiev which was beautiful. The welcome was warm and the ambiance, as ever, relaxing and comfortable. We will certainly be going back again, and again. And will no doubt take any visitors we have.

Jintyjan

United Kingdom

Tripadvisor.co.uk

Last week, my family and I celebrated my birthday at The Old Mill Inn. From the moment we walked in the door we were greeted by the lovely, welcoming owners and a polite young waitress. We ordered 3 courses (including some superb specials!) which were all perfectly excecuted, the service was top notch and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience! After our three courses, the staff brought over a birthday cake that my husband had organised for me. Overall, we had a lovely experience with lovely staff and excellent food! We will definitely be returning!!

GWA

United Kingdom

Tripadvisor.co.uk

Our large party of 8 -10 visited 3 times over New Year. The staff were so helpful and welcoming and I was particularly impressed that as a 10 we were accommodated without a fuss for lunch on a Saturday …………when we hadn’t booked in advance. Good choice of food and the view across our group , who had different dishes on each visit was that everything was delicious ………but after the venison burger you didn’t need to eat for a week. Great atmosphere. Good choice of beers and wine. Warm welcome. Highly recommended.

JacquiM

United Kingdom

Tripadvisor.co.uk

Great night. Well organised and great Speakers. The food was lovely and the service was excellent. This will definitely be a regular event for us to attend as a family. We have had a meal here previously in December and again we had a lovely lunch with great service. Will definitely be back.

Margret L

United Kingdom

Tripadvisor.co.uk

We thoroughly enjoyed the food (steak & prawns) that was expertly cooked the first night, and so we returned for a second meal that was equally as good – hake & rose duck breast. All of the staff were helpful & friendly, and we enjoyed conversations with the owners. They shared their vision of their new enterprise, as an integral part of their community, utilising local produce and local staff as a hub for locals and to attract tourists. We would love to return.

Susannah T

United Kingdom

Tripadvisor.co.uk
January 26, 2020

Put yourself Inn the know


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Themenu Supplement of The Press & Journal features our Restaurant Hearth on the front page and a double spread with recipes from our Head Chef Paul McKechnie.

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September 17, 2019

Article in the Forres Gazette


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Sophie & David McLean feature in the Forres Gazette and chat about the identity of The Mill as well as it's evolution and future plans.

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August 21, 2019

December Festive Menus out!


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Time really flies and we are pleased to get our December Festive Lunch & Dinner Menus out! These menus will run in addition to our Winter Restaurant Menu

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August 15, 2019

The Old Mill Inn – One year on


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It’s been a year and a lot has been done with still a lot more to do! None of this would have been possible without the support of the community, our guests with all their encouragement to embrace all the positive changes we have bought this past year with our food and identity...thank you!

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July 11, 2019

A wee note from guests


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We know when we are doing it right when 2 French tourists visited us tonite and left us this wee note

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July 2, 2019

Single Malt Neighbours


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We are all about the small distilleries around the Old Mill Inn! Whisky’s which are unusual and not very easy to find! We are proud to present our Single Malt Neighbours! Come in and give our Special drams a try!!

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June 26, 2019

Chris’s Army Reserves Employers Day


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We went for Chris’s Army Reserves Employers Day at Elgin! So proud of what you do and you are an asset to the Mill, Chris Lawrence

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June 22, 2019

FestiveAle 2019


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FestiveAle 2019 is here people! Head our way this weekend for a whole lotta fun.

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June 11, 2019

Old Mill refurb makes way for beer and gin festival


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The new owners of a popular inn are hoping the weather plays ball for their first outdoor beer and gin...

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May 23, 2019

Our Hall of Fame


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We do not just get the Certificate of Excellence for 2019 but have now earned our place in the “Hall of Fame”

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January 25, 2019

Our First Ever Burns’ Night


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Our First-Ever Burns’ Night was sold out and a huge success! It was filled with the Magic of Burns’ and...

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October 14, 2018

New owners spice up the menu at Brodie’s Old Mill Inn


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New owners at a popular country inn are spicing up their menu since moving in two months ago. David and...

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