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The Braeval Hotel


finalist in Scottish Hospitality Awards
"Restaurant of the Year 2016"

BANDSTAND BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL finalist in "Scottish Festival of the Year 2016"

Telephone +44 (0)1667 452341  (if dialing within UK Telephone 01667 452341)



Sea View Restaurant

Havelock House Hotel: Tel 01667 455500

Welcome to the Braeval Hotel website.  We hope you will find everything you need to know to help you decide if you would like to visit. If you want to know more, please contact us. We've just reached our ten year anniversary as proprietors of the Braeval  and we still enjoy striving to make it a wonderful place to stay.  If you do decide to visit - and we hope you do - let us know if there's anything we can do to make your visit more enjoyable. We live in the hotel, so we're always on hand and happy to help.Gordon & Morag Holding

The Braeval Hotel is a lively, friendly family-run pub hotel overlooking the beach in the lovely seaside town of Nairn.  It has uninterrupted sea views and is close to Nairn town centre. 

The hotel has ten en suite bedrooms, some with sea view and some with garden view.

We're proud of our award-winning bar. The Bandstand Bar won CAMRA HIGHLAND PUB OF THE YEAR 2014  for the third time and District Pub of the Year 2016 for the 9th time within 10 years.  It was also voted one of the top three pubs in Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2014. We have an ever-changing range of real ales, we're Cask Marque accredited and in The Good Beer Guide 2016. Every year, we host the largest independant beer festival in Scotland (see our Beer Festival Page for more details)

Our bar has over 150 Single Malt Whiskies on our impressive whisky list. As whisky enthusiasts, we also have some very special whiskys on our own Proprieters Special Reserve list.  We hold regular whisky and nosing experiences and are happy to organise private tastings for you. We also have a good selection of fine wines, spirits and cocktails. For Whisky List click here.

Our restaurant , The Bandstand, has windows along it's entire length giving spectacular views across Nairn beach and
the Moray Firth from every table. Our varied menu is designed to tempt your taste buds and inspire your imagination but it's  also designed with health in mind. The menu has great Scottish steaks, fresh sea food, vegetarian and gluten free dishes as well as "super foods" for the health conscious. We have a popular Sunday Carvery Lunch and Kids menu. For main menu click here. For more information see our restaurant page. Restaurant booking is strongly advised. Telephone 01667 452341.

Talented local musicians play live music in our lounge bar most weekends during the summer months and entry is free. You need to be aware that some bedrooms are affected by noise during these events, so if this is a concern and you want to book a room, please contact us direct so we can allocate a quiet room if available. For dates see Events Page.

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

No room at the inn? If Braeval is full, we may be able to offer rooms in our new sister hotel HAVELOCK HOUSE HOTEL. The Havelock is also located in Crescent Road and has 5 en suite rooms (most with sea views).


Hotel Guest Check In:  4 pm -11 pm  (If you arrive early and your room is ready, you may check in.  If your room is not ready, we are happy to store luggage for you).
Lounge Bar:  Sunday to Thursday: 12 - 11 pm , Friday 12 noon to 00.30 hrs, Saturday: 12 noon - 1 am. We do not have a Night Porter, so cannot serve residents after normal bar hours.
Restaurant & Bar Meals: Daily:  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.

PETS:  Not permitted anywhere in the hotel. 

No private car park. On street parking outside hotel and locally - all parking in Nairn is free!

The Braeval Hotel is easy to find.  It overlooks Nairn's Central Beach and the open grass area known as "The Links".  It is 2 minustes walk from the town centre and a short distance from the Bus and Train Stations.
By Road: Easy access is by the A96 (the main trunk road between Inverness and Aberdeen).  Nairn is 20 minutes drive from Inverness and 35 minutes drive from Elgin.  From Inverness direction, on entering Nairn, continue on main road until mini roundabout. Turn left onto Marine Road.  Hotel is 100 yards on left hand side.  From Aberdeen/Elgin direction, on entering Nairn, continue on main road until mini roundabout.  Continue straight ahead onto Marine Road. Hotel is 100 yards on left hand side.
By Rail:  Nairn train station is on the main rail route between Inverness and Aberdeen.  The station is a short drive or 20 minute walk from the hotel.  Taxis are normally available at the station. On exiting train station continue ahead past Post Office and Classroom restaurant into town. Turn left (one way system). Move into right hand lane and turn right at traffic lights onto A96.  (Follow directions from Inverness by road as above)
By Air:  Inverness airport is only 15 minutes from Nairn with regular flights from London, Glasgow and Edinburgh. If driving from the Airport, follow directions above as from Inverness by road.

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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