Having visited the Supper Club, I knew that their next venture would be a great one.
The Grandtully Hotel sits in the little village of Grandtully and has had several incarnations over the years. This included a hostel, which Stuart informed me is where he stayed for his stag do; we may have ended up having the same room as he did then, though his memories are a little foggy!
We were gifted a night at the hotel as part of a present from friends which included a day at the Ballintaggart Farm Cook School (more on that another time!).
The hotel is small with only 8 rooms, but all cosy and tastefully decorated. There were also little touches such as a flask of real milk for your tea and note cards detailing walks you can do in the area.
Downstairs there is a lounge area for relaxing and reading, a small deli selling local produce and the all important Bar and Restaurant.
We started off our evening in the bar enjoying some of the excellently made cocktails.
We then moved through to the Restaurant, which was really busy with guests and locals. It was the reason why we were here and boy did we feast!
There was delicious Sourdough and Smoked Butter, a meaty Ham Hock Terrine and Salt and Pepper Squid to start, oh though himself also decided to have Oysters and a massive Scallop!
For mains, it was a half Lobster and Wild Garlic Butter and a pot of tasty Mussels with the obligatory portion of chips of course.
For dessert we went for a Dark Chocolate Tart and a Lemon and Thyme Meringue Pie.
All the food was delicious as expected and we were pleasantly full, but decided there was still room for a nightcap, so back through to the bar we went before retiring into our very comfortable bed.
Next morning the breakfast as was delicious as our dinner the previous evening.
Back in the dining room we had a rather snowy outlook as we tucked into yogurt with nuts and seeds, fruit and homemade granola and of course – a fry!
One thing is for sure, you will not leave The Grandtully hungry!
Sadly, we had to shoot off sharpish so Stuart could get to his Meat Course at the Cook School.
If you are looking for a quick and easy night away or short break I would definitely recommend heading up to The Grandtully, beautiful hotel, amazing views and set in a gorgeous part of the world – even in the snow!