Fancy a spot of afternoon tea?

Afternoon tea is historically something that was observed by the British upper and middle class as a light meal taken between 4pm and 6pm. Back in the 1840’s it was Anna Maria Russell, the then Duchess of Bedford, who was credited largely with the creation of the observance. Apparently she was said to have been visiting Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire when she felt that sinking feeling, while alone in her chambers. A servant brought her a cup of tea and some finger sandwiches and a few little tea cakes. The trend caught on so well that ‘Afternoon High Tea’ fast became a custom of the upper and middle classes.

In true traditional style, we at the Kingsmills Hotel like to offer our residents and guests a full selection of afternoon tea options. The original part of our hotel dates as far back as the 18th century, and therefore there is every chance that you will be sitting on the same spot that someone else took high tea at back in Victorian times.

Elegance and Perfection

Our elegant conservatory garden room is the delightful setting where you will enjoy freshly made finger sandwiches with a choice of cucumber, salmon, or egg and cress to go with your delicious pot of hot tea. We serve it with a tray of scones and jam and a selection of tea cakes, again freshly made for your delectation.

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With our afternoon teas, the service, presentation and atmosphere is all part of the experience.  You will enjoy your hot cup of tea from a sterling silver ornate teapot and drink it from beautifully delicate bone china tea cups.

Indulge and Enjoy

We have an amazing, affordable offer for you to come and enjoy high tea with us. Sit in the comfort of our garden room and gaze over the landscaped grounds while you enjoy your afternoon tea for just £9.00 per person. It’s a deal you should not miss, so give us a call and book yours now.

Stay at Kingsmills Hotel for 7 nights for the price of 5

7 Night Winter break and pay for only 5 days


Kingsmills Hotel is a luxury 4 star resort,  based 15 minutes from Inverness Airport and just 1 mile from the centre of Inverness. It is perfect location for a winter break with so much to do in the surrounding area. The mansion house hotel which is privately owned, has 134 relaxing bedrooms, many with private balconies and patios or views over the neighbouring golf course. The hotel also has amazing  Spa and Leisure Facilities as well as two restaurants: The Conservatory a la Carte Restaurant with long views over the garden grounds is the perfect place to enjoy an intimate lunch, impress a client or indulge a winter sunset. Whilst Inglis Restaurant offers a fixed price table d’hote menu, in which every dishes have been selected from our professional and creative chef and his team thanks to fresh and delicious ingredients from the Inverness area and through the Highlands of Scotland. With so much to see and do within the hotel and surrounding areas – we think it is the perfect location for a week long holiday. Treak your friends or family to a week long break to the Scottish Highlands and Stay 7 nights for the price of 5 from now until the end of March 2014- price starting from £210.00 per person.

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We spoil you with the following:

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in a Classic King or Twin room
  • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
  • Access to our extensive leisure facilities
  • Complimentary car parking
  • Free WIFI in the Lounge and Reception Area

For more information on this amazing offer please check out the offer on the special offers section of our website – or alternatively you can telephone us on 01463 257100 or email:

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Indulge in a relaxing Boxing Day lunch with your friends or family at Kingsmills Hotel

What is your plan for Boxing Day this year? After so much cooking on Christmas Day, you may want to spend more time with your family and friends without the hassle of the cooking or the cleaning up! And here at Kingsmills Hotel we know that no Boxing Day food table would be complete without traditional and delicious dishes. Our experienced and creative chef’s have created a flavourful menu for your Boxing Day Lunch to share with your loved ones completely hassle-free.

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Enjoy our delicious 3 course lunch served between 12 noon and 3pm. This is what you can expect from our amazing Boxing Day Lunch Menu:



Cream of Broccoli Soup

Strathdon blue cheese croutons

Haggis Filo Parcels

drambuie and redcurrant jelly

Selection of Seafood

crab, mussels and prawns, whisky marie rose sauce

Butternut Squash Risotto

Shaved parmesan, truffle oil

Main Course

Roast Rib of Strathspey Beef

Yorkshire pudding, thyme roasted potatoes, honey glaze roots

Corn Fed Breast of Chicken

Goat’s cheese and spinach stuffing, Orkney clapshot

Grilled Fillet Sea Bass

Tomato and basil, clam spaghetti, cray fish and garlic butter

Scottish Lamb Chops

Mint infused, char-grilled pink, hand cut chips and bearnaise sauce


Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding

Vanilla pod custard

Mocha Panacotta

Fruits of the forest jelly

Spice Poached Pear

Red wine syrup, creme fraiche ice cream

Selection of Soft and Hard Scottish Cheese

Onion Chutney, biscuits

Freshly Filtered Coffee

with Mini Mince Pies


Adults are priced at £25.00 per person, Children 16 years and under at £12.50 per person.  Kids Menu is available for 11 years and under.
Why not make a night of it, add an overnight stay at £30.00 per adult based on 2 sharing a classic twin/double room inclusive of Bed & Breakfast.
To make your reservation simply call us on 01463 257102 or email


Winter Flash Sale – Kingsmills Hotel

Inverness is home to Scotland’s second biggest Hogmanay  Party – The Red Hot Highland Fling – which is free and family friendly, with children of all ages welcome. This year, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers will be warming up the atmosphere at Northern Meeting Park, Inverness on December 31st, 2013.

Come and join us with your family or friends. Get your dancing shoes and elegant dresses on and come down for the party. We also have a fantastic Winter Sale for you to enjoy a post-Hogmanay trip, enjoy a 2 night luxurious stay with a hearty Scottish breakfast each morning. This rate of £67.50 per room also includes full access to our extensive Leisure Facilities‚ the perfect place to relax before you return home. Our sauna or steam room soothes away any tensions and clears your mind perfectly, while an invigorating spa bath could be just what you need to start the day or de-stress in the evening. And our informal Coffee Bar and Lounge is ideal for a light lunch, refreshing juice or a revitalising freshly made smoothie.

Feel and look healthier and stronger with our Cybex gym equipment (included TV monitors and headphones). All of our fully qualified instructors are friendly, helpful and understanding of your particular fitness priorities so when they create a plan for you it’s guaranteed to get the results you want.

Book a classic room from only £67.50 per room per night and we will upgrade you into our next available room type (subject to availability).

You can book online or call us direct on 01463 257100 and quote “7 Day Flash Sale”.


Kingsmills Hotel Inverness – 3 for 2 Offer

When the snow is on the hills the Highlands are at their most spectacular.  It’s hard to think of a better place for a winter break. Stay 3 nights for the price of 2 at the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness this winter.  We are hard pushed to decide which our favourite season is.  The long sunny days of summer, or the new beginnings of spring.  Today in the Highlands it’s a beautiful sunny day, and there has most definitely been a dip in the mercury!  There is already a good covering of snow on the mountain tops and it’s on days like this that the Highlands are at their most spectacular!  The scenery of the area has long been the source of songs and poetry; so stirring is the spectacle.  Are you getting the picture? It’s on days like this that I think winter has it all in the Highlands.   A perfect setting for an escape before the madness of Christmas, or to begin the New Year. Now it has been said that you “don’t get something for nothing” but at The Kingsmills Hotel we are going to disprove that old adage!  If you book 2 nights at The Kingsmills Hotel, we will give you a 3rd night with our compliments.  Who said that reward only comes with maximum effort?!  Our “3 for 2” offer makes your winter break effortless!  Inclusive of Full Scottish Breakfast this great offer starts from £95 per person based on 2 adults sharing a classic twin or double room. To plan your winter break give us a call on 01463 257100 or check out the offer on our here.


2013 Inverness Film Festival

For the last ten years, Inverness has welcomed all film makers and film lovers to experience the wonder of film in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Each year, the festival seeks to balance the work of great film makers and up-and-coming film makers whilst adopting an innovative theme to run through the festival. To mark the 10th anniversary of the event last year, the Inverness Film Festival took a trip through the history of cinema and focussed on how cinema had changed over the last 120 years.  This year, however, the event is adopting a polar opposite theme with all eyes to be transfixed on modern day films. Interestingly, new Middle Eastern cinema is to be given special recognition in Inverness this year. The 2013 festival will run from Wednesday the 6th of November until Sunday the 10th at Eden Court and promises to be a most exciting event for any film enthusiast!

If this sounds like the kind of film festival you’d like to be a part of then why not check out the schedule and start planning your trip to the Scottish Highlands today. With such an impressive array of films to be enjoyed, why not extend your trip to Inverness to a couple of days, escape reality and get lost in the world of film. If that sounds like your perfect winter break then look no further. At Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness, we have a wealth of accommodation available to make sure your stay in the Highlands even more enjoyable. We have spacious suites suitable for families with separate rooms for the children and classic or deluxe rooms as well as luxurious retreat or cocoon rooms should you wish. Set within 4 acres of the beautiful Scottish countryside yet only 1 mile from the centre, our luxury four star hotel in Inverness has all the ingredients for a perfect stay in Scotland: easily accessible, peaceful and picturesque. After a day or evening of movie magic, continue the magic at our luxury highland hotel with a country walk around the grounds, a trip to the luxurious Kingsmills spa or a meal in one of our two onsite restaurants.

With the 2013 festival predicted to be a memorable, exciting and successful event, avoid any disappointment and book your trip with Kingsmills Inverness as soon as possible. Here at the hotel in the Scottish Highlands, we can’t wait for the film festival to begin.

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Kingsmills Hotel Gift Vouchers

It can be a struggle to think of appropriate Christmas gifts for our friends and family.  There are only so many gift-sets that can be useful! If you are looking for the perfect gift that is highly coveted, stylish and very much appreciated, then the Kingsmills Hotel  has the answer. Our gift vouchers will allow you to tick off your Christmas list for your nearest and dearest, and even the school teacher! Vouchers are available for afternoon tea in the sumptuous surroundings of the Kingsmills Lounge; an elegant treat.  Or a voucher for a delicious lunch in the highly-acclaimed Conservatory restaurant will make sure you’re on next year’s Christmas list. We could all be better at making time to treat ourselves to a rejuvenating massage or facial, but somehow life is just too busy!  So if you are looking for a gift that has a little extra “care” attached then a voucher for our indulgent and relaxing spa would be perfect.  We also offer treatments for men using our award winning Comfort Zone products (and let’s face it – after socks and after shave, it’s a struggle!). And for that extra special gift we have vouchers for a luxury stay at the Kingsmills Hotel.  Purchase a voucher for a memorable visit and choose from our classic, deluxe, luxury, cocoon or retreat rooms.  Ranging from the traditional and relaxing to the stylish and luxurious, each room type offers a wonderful experience. To find our more about our vouchers please click here.

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Kingsmills Hotel Festive Dining

It’s nearly that time of year again: the time where any diet is postponed until the New Year and one awaits with great anticipation – and a rumbling stomach – their favourite festive delicacies. Mince pies, mulled wine and countless glasses of bubbly help line our stomachs for the traditional Christmas Day feast comprising salmon, turkey, stuffing and all our favourite trimmings. However, at Kingsmills, we’re of the opinion that festive feasting should most definitely not be limited solely to December 25th and are delighted to invite you to join us in the heart of the Scottish highlands for a scrumptious festive meal. From the 1st of December right through until Christmas Eve we are hosting festive lunches each and every day. A two or three course meal for £10.95 and £13.95 respectively followed by tea and coffee for an additional £2 provides an affordable way for you and your friends or family to catch up leisurely before the New Year. This Christmas Day we exclusively invite you to take off your chef’s hat, relax and let us wine and dine you ourselves. Christmas Day lunch at Kingsmills has established itself as a hearty Scottish tradition welcoming families, couples and groups of all ages. Visit our webpage for details of the impressive menu our chefs are bringing to you this Christmas Day and for a detailed price list. The fun doesn’t stop there. For those of you with children, Santa will be making a stop in the Scottish countryside before he disappears back to the North Pole to surprise the kids and fill their afternoon with excitement. After lunch, why not model those new hats and scarves from your stocking and take a walk around our beautiful grounds. Moreover, if you’re feeling particularly generous this festive season, why not treat your loved ones to an overnight stay in the Kingsmills Hotel after your Christmas lunch and let us look after you right into Boxing Day. Speaking of Boxing Day, we are eager to carry on the festive celebrations and are putting on yet another festive feast to ease any post-Christmas blues. Don’t say we’re not good to you. A three course meal in the glorious Scottish countryside is a perfect way to unwind and treat yourself after Christmas Day. Please visit our website for the delightful menu we have to offer and for a full price list. Should you wish to carry on relaxing for another few days, why not book into the hotel for a festive break with your family or partner and enjoy the spa, the pool and the picturesque gardens. Whatever option you decide on, we can assure you that Kingsmills Hotel will unveil a Christmas experience with memories you’ll never forgot. To view our Festive Events 2013/2014 Brochure click here.

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Top Five Idyllic Honeymoon Destinations

At Kingsmills Hotel, we ensure any wedding hosted in our fairytale grounds is tailor made to match each and every couples’ tastes, wishes and expectations. Not only do we vow to make your wedding one of the most memorable days of your life, but we also vow to send you off to your honeymoon destination in loved-up, stress-free bliss. Just like a wedding should be a unique experience for a couple, so should their honeymoon. To help you find your ideal honeymoon, we’ve compiled a list of five idyllic destinations.

1. The Maldives

The Maldives encapsulates white sandy beaches, rich green palm trees and lukewarm turquoise waters providing the idyllic backdrop for smitten lovebirds. Whether you wish to spend your days relaxing on the beach with a cocktail, exploring the tropical fish in the corals or visiting the local fishing villages, the Maldives has it all.

2. Venice, Italy

Imagine beginning married life with a romantic trip down the Grand Canal whilst you and your spouse enjoy fresh local wine soaking up the culture, architecture and history of Venice. Fancy spending afternoons exploring hidden back streets where musicians, artists and stalls line the cobbled streets and restaurants serve up delicious local delicacies then the Italian city built on water could be perfect for you and your partner.

3. Paris, France

If you’re looking for a honeymoon immersed in charm, tradition and romance, where better to go than the City of Love itself. A picnic under the stars at the Eiffel tower, shopping in the Champs Elysee or visiting the spectacular Notre Dame Cathedral, you most certainly won’t be stuck for choice in the French capital. And before you leave, why not leave Paris a souvenir of your honeymoon and put a lock on the Love Lock bridge across the river Seine.

4. Thailand

If you wish to kick start married life with a bit of an adventure, why not visit Thailand? Spend a couple of days in Bangkok to begin with and then head either North to the mountains for hill walking and elephant riding or South to the beaches for island hopping and canoeing. That would be a holiday to tell the grandchildren about!

5. The Four Seasons Resort, Bora Bora

The perfect combination of relaxation and adventure, this beautiful honeymoon destination provides a cocktail of white sands, turquoise lagoons, luxurious spa treatments, fitness facilities and water sports. The Resort has a huge range of accommodation available ranging from luxurious villas to over-water bungalows constructed on stilts above the sparkling South Pacific ocean.








Festive Party Nights at Kingsmills Hotel Inverness

Days are getting shorter, nights crisper and advent calendars are beginning to sneak onto the shelves: the festive season is fast approaching. Before you know it sparkling fairy lights will line the streets, restaurants and shops will be transformed into a maze of red and gold and the air will be rich with the scent of mulled wine, pine needles and winter fires. That being said, it’s never too early to gather together your closest friends or colleagues and start planning your winter festivities! Here at Kingsmills hotel, we just couldn’t quite curb our excitement for Santa’s arrival and are already one step ahead. We are delighted to bring to you a fantastic selection of events to ensure that your festive season is filled with joy, celebration and memories.

Following 2012’s sell-out success, we have decided to bring back our All Inclusive Party on the 29th of November this year. For just £65 per person, we invite you to let your hair down and soak up the festive atmosphere starting with a complementary glass of bubbly; who doesn’t love to toast to Christmas? We then invite you to enjoy a delicious three course Christmas dinner including turkey and all the trimmings accompanied by all of your drinks. Relaxed and energised, it’s then time to dance the night away with “The Entertainment Experience”.

The King of Swing meets Kingsmills! That’s right, we are delighted to invite you to our Michael Buble Tribute Night hosted on either Saturday 30th of November or Saturday 7th of December for only £42.50 per person. Not only do we vow to cook up a storm for you and your party with a three course meal but you will also have the pleasure of enjoying Jason Porter’s sweet voice for the evening.

We haven’t stopped there. Our traditional “Bring a Party to a Party” is back by popular demand and for the very reasonable price of £37 per person. Not only have we conjured up an impressive festive menu but we invite you to carry on your festive party and dance into the early hours with “The Entertainment Experience”.

And, just because we’re feeling particularly generous this festive season, we hope you’ll book to stay with us for the night. Book one of our beautiful private rooms for your party night for just £30 per person bed and breakfast and make your festive party night one to remember!

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