Braeval Hotel Bandstand Restaurant View from Hotel Sea View Restaurant Lounge Bar Sea View Restaurant Snug Award Nairn Games Sea View Restaurant Whisky

The Braeval Hotel

The Scottish Highlands largest independant beer festival
(see our beer festival page for all the latest details)


The Braeval Hotel is a lively, family run pub-hotel overlooking Nairn beach. It benefits from spectacular sea views and is located close to Nairn town centre. The hotel's Bandstand Bar won CAMRA HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS PUB OF THE YEAR 2014 an award which it has won three times in the last few years.  It is also the CAMRA Pub of the Year for Inverness South District 2014 and has won this accolade 5 times in the last 6 years.

Bandstand Beer Festival 2010The hotel's Bandstand Bar has nine hand pumps of fine Scottish and English real ales, has Cask Marque and is in The Good Beer Guide.

The Bandstand Bar holds regular live music events with a range of talented Scottish artists. Music includes folk, rock, pop, soul - something for all tastes. For details of upcoming events see the Events Page.

Sea View RestaurantBandstand Sea View Restaurant
The beautiful sea view restaurant has lunch and dinner menus to suit all taste from Scottish fine-dining to traditional bar meals. There is a popular Friday Steak Night and Sunday Carvery. Menus include vegetarian and gluten free dishes. For menus, see the restaurant page.

Monkfish ThermidorSingle Malt Whiskies

The Braeval is a haven for whisky lovers and has  over 100 Single Malt Whiskies on its impressive whisky list. Click here

The Braeval Hotel has ten en suite bedrooms, some with spectacular sea views.  See our Rooms Page for details.  There is a 10 % discount for card carrying CAMRA members on accommodation.

Real Ales on the Bar Today:  Live streaming of ales for sale is shown below.  You can read tasting notes for these and view a list of the Real Ales which will be coming soon to the Bandstand Bar at

Bandstand Beer and Music Festival - 11 - 20th April 2014

Our annual Bandstand Beer Festival is now the largest independant beer festival in the Scottish Highlands. 
Now in it's sixth year, the festival attracts visitors from all over the UK.  This year's festival takes place 11 - 20th April 2014.  During the week, there will be over 100 Scottish and English ales and Real Ciders for you to try.  See our Bandtand Beer Festival page for a list of the ales and programme details.

This year, we'll have plenty of memorable live music from talented musicians from all around Scotland. They'll be playing traditional Celtic and rock music. 

Visitors wanting to stay a few days and make the most of the festival, should contact us early to book their accommodation.  (There is a 10% discount on accommodation for CAMRA members)

See you there,
Gordon and Morag Holding - Proprietors, Braeval Hotel

Braeval Hotel hotel reviews
Braeval Hotel won CAMRA Highlands and Islands Pub of the Year 2014.

We are in the Good Beer Guide 2014 and hold Cask Marque for the quality and range of our Real Ales.


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