The beautiful and historic Craigellachie Hotel nestles in the magical, wild valley of Speyside.

Condé Nast Traveler described us as “the oldest and greatest whisky hotel in the world” and, as quoted by Vogue, we are in the centre of Speyside action.

Combining the style and elegance of a bygone era with the most modern of hotel facilities, guests can enjoy an unforgettable stay in any of our en-suite rooms, some of which overlook the River Spey and the famous Craigellachie Bridge built in 1814.

We are the proud home of the world-renowned Quaich Bar, where you can savour over 1,000 single-malt whiskies and fabulous cocktails, and of the Spey Inn, a 300 year old pub in the heart of the local community.

The spey inn

Come for a drink at the Spey Inn, our friendly pub. You’ll find a selection of excellent local craft beers, and a great meal cooked by superstar Chef Will Halsall and his team.


The Quaich Bar was founded over 120 years ago, and it's one of the world's leading whisky bars with over 1,000 single-malt whiskies from around the globe. Our name comes from the “Quaich,” a two-handled cup that symbolizes sharing, friendship and trust. We are proud to be named after it, and our mission is to welcome people visiting us from all over the world while making them feel at home and in an environment of trust and love.


Our twenty-six bedroom hotel is a rural retreat in the heart of Speyside. Each bedroom has a Johnston’s of Elgin cashmere topped mattress and Egyptian cotton sheets.

We are a dog-friendly hotel with dog beds available on request and we will do everything to make our furry friends feel at home.

Room service, fast wi-fi accessible throughout the hotel, rich breakfast included with every booking - The Craigellachie and all its comforts are ready to welcome you!

Victoria St, Speyside, Craigellachie, Aberlour AB38 9SR