Review on Dowans Hotel

Built as a private residence over a century ago, The Dowans Hotel still looks beautifully baronial – although it has been fitted out with all the mod cons of a first-class country hotel.

It's set high above the Spey Valley overlooking Aberlour and the river down below, and Spey salmon is – naturally – one of the star turns on the menu (perhaps poached, set on buttered spinach and surrounded by a moat of heather honey and ginger sauce). The fish is also oak-smoked, fashioned into a pâté and served with leaves and herbs from the hotel garden.

The traditional Scottish theme continues with dishes such as a terrine of wild fowl with whisky-laced apricots and homemade chutney, fillet steak on grain mustard mash with a Macallan jus, and roast haunch of wild boar with crispy crackling and a crabapple and sloe compote on the side.

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Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 8.30pm (6.00 - 9.00pm Fri & Sat)

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Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Dowans Hotel

  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu


Accomodation is available, (16 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Dowans Hotel
AB38 9LS

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