#accommodation #review The Red Brolly Inn, #scotland
So back in February we had a night away child free for Lee’s birthday that I had arranged and we stayed at the Red Brolly Inn in the picturesque Ballinluig, near Pitlochry. I was surprised to get a Saturday night cheap and a weekend that he was free and not doing a wedding, plus it was on his actual birthday! As the years are going on its getting hard to get him things (that don’t cost a fortune like camera gear) so I thought the next best thing would be a wee night away.
We dropped the kids off at my mums who was kindly looking after them for us about lunchtime and off we went.
The Red Brolly Inn is situated right off the main A9 road, in Ballinluig and surrounded by snow capped hill (this was February had we had a lovely snow storm not long after!) As for things to do we did not really explore, though we took a wee walk and discovered the curtest little post office:
We stayed in room 4 and despite there being a problem with the lock – we couldn’t open it to start with and went downstairs to get help – it seemed like the bloke who helped us was just a regular in the pub (I may be wrong but I doubt it!), once we did get in though the room was big with a spacious bathroom. It has a TV, wardrobe kettle with some tea and coffee and the bed was comfy.
I paid for dinner for the both of us in advance, and it was served in a pub grub setting, not fills that’s for sure. We had haggis fritters & nachos to start with. The haggis fritters were greasy but a,amazingly tasty they came served on a wooden board – not ideal for the sauce so we had to dip rather than smother, maybe that was the idea but the choice would have been nice, however the nachos could have been doing with the cheese being melted that little bit longer,
For the main course we both got Tikka Marsala it could have had more flavour, but that is just personal preference though it was packed with chicken.
£45 for the double room for 2x adults including breakfast
£43 for the 3 course meal
For the night in total on a Saturday night was £88 for the both of us. We only had to buy any extra drinks as wine was included. We didn’t have breakfast, instead opting to have a lie in for a change so we checked out at 10am.
I also booked direct and got a better price than on other booking sites.
The Red Brolly Inn is a no frills cheap and cheerful place to stay overnight, the staff were friendly and approachable. The stay was pleasant and it was perfect for an overnight break away, the room was big and I was worried about the noise being so close to the A9, but as our room overlooked the back it was dead quiet and we never heard a thing. Certainly if you are looking for a stop over if you are going further north to break the journey or if you are staying to visit the Enchanted Forest they for the price this is a cheap place, it was clean and friendly but certainly I wouldn’t stay here for a full holiday.
There is ample car parking direct out front and to the side which was good.
|Accommodation:||(4 / 5)|
|Food:||(4 / 5)|
|Value for money:||(4 / 5)|
|Average:||(4 / 5)|
Red Brolly Inn
Ballinluig, Pitlochry PH9 0LG
** This is an honest review, I was in no way compensated to stay here or write this review, this is my 100% honest unbiased review of a place I chose to stay **