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The Braeval Hotel



CAMRA members - it's time to vote for your favourite CAMRA Pub of the Year again!  Voting deadline 31 January 2015.  Bandstand Bar won district and Highland region 2014.  This year, Bandstand Bar falls into a different and more competitive district - Badenoch & Strathspey. So every vote counts!  Vote Bandstand Bar your favourite pub by email and rate the quality of our beers (online) to help us win again. See poster or our website for details. Thank you


Sea View Restaurant

The Braeval Hotel is a lively, friendly family-run Highland inn overlooking the beach in the lovely seaside town of Nairn.  It benefits from tranquil, uninterrupted sea views and is close to Nairn town centre.  The Braeval has ten en suite bedrooms, some with sea view.The Braeval is home to the Bandstand Bar & Restaurant which recently won CAMRA HIGHLAND AND  WESTERN ISLES PUB OF THE YEAR 2014 for the third time and CAMRA Pub of the Year for Inverness South District 2014 for the fifth time. We were in the final three pubs in the prestigious CAMRA Pub of the Year 2014 for the whole of Scotland and Northern Ireland and received a FINALIST award.  The Bandstand Bar is famed for its wonderful choice of real ales.  It has nine hand pumps and an ever-changing range of the best of Scottish and English real ales. Ales from nearby micro-breweries are regularly available.It is Cask Marque accredited and in The Good Beer Guide 2014.

The Bandstand is home to the largest independant beer festival in the Scottish Highlands (see Beer Festival Page for details) The Bandstand is not just for ale lovers, it is a haven for whisky lovers too with over 116 Single Malt Whiskies on its impressive whisky list and regular whisky and nosing experiences. There is also a good selection of fine wines, spirits and cocktails.The Bandstand Restaurant is  very popular locally and with visitors.  The restaurant features large glass windows along it's entire length giving has spectacular sea views across Nairn beach and
the Moray Firth from every table. There are menus to suit all tastes from traditional Scottish dining to gastro pub style meals.

Friday Steak Suppers, Set Lunch Menu and Sunday Carvery Lunch are especially popular. We have vegetarian and gluten free dishes. For details of current menus, see the restaurant page. Table booking is strongly advised

The Braeval hosts regular live music featuring talented local and professional musicians. The style of music is - Celtic folk, rock, jazz and soul - something for all tastes (see Events Page).

See below for live streaming of  what ales are on the bar today.  For tasting notes go to


Hotel Guest Check In:  4 pm -11 pm

Lounge Bar: 

Sunday to Thursday: 12 noon - 11 pm

Friday & Saturday:  12 noon - 00.30 am

Restaurant & Bar Meals:

Sunday to Thursday:  12 noon - 2.30 pm   5.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Friday & Saturday:  12 noon - 2.30 pm   5.30 pm - 9 pm

Please note, It is our policy not to allow young persons below 18 years of age to consume alcohol with a meal. We also adhere to the Challenge 25 Policy which means that any person who does not look 25 years of age will be asked to provide proof of age identification before the purchase or provision of alcoholic drinks.

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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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