Afternoon Tea with a View
A short drive from Inverness will bring you to the spectacular Bunchrew House situated right on the shore of The Beauly Firth.
The House originates from the 16th century and is a superb example of the architecture of the day. At over 400 years old, Bunchrew House is a clear reminder of the rich history of the Scottish Highlands.
These days the house is a hotel with a restaurant that is open to non-residents.
Another aspect of this grand house is that it has one of the best afternoon teas you’ll find anywhere. Indeed, it was a sunny afternoon in July that saw up decide to treat ourselves and while away a few hours in the simple pleasure of afternoon tea complete with delightful cakes, sandwiches and pies. We actually struck lucky, as at the time of our visit they were including a free glass of Prosseco which just added to the satisfaction.
As you can see from the pictures below, the lounge combines original features with sumptuous furnishings, giving you a real sense that this is a luxury to be savoured.
The afternoon tea itself was absolutely fantastic, and you will certainly need to bring a healthy appetite. As well as a bottomless pot of Tea (or Coffee if preferred), and the complimentary glass of Presseco, we enjoyed a platter that included homemade mini rolls, savoury choux buns, mini pork and apple sausage rolls, homemade warm scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam and today’s delicate array of homemade cakes and patisseries.
If like us, you enjoy the occasional treat, then a visit to Bunchrew house for afternoon tea may be just the thing for you. Just a word of caution – it is very popular so advance booking may be needed.