Food and Drink
Our 'local' is the Balloan House in Marybank, which changed hands in Autumn 2007 and has been refurbished. The old kitchen has been renewed and now serves meals and snacks.
Muir of Ord is very handy for food, only 2.5 miles away. It has the Ord Arms and Ord House hotels and another bar in the Tarradale. The Ord Arms offers traditional bar meals, while the Ord House has more formal dining. There is an Indian take away and a fish and chip shop.
The next village on from 'the Muir' is Beauly which has an excellent fish and chip shop also selling pizzas, a Chinese take away and the Beauly Tandoori Indian restaurant and take-away. Traditional Scottish 'high teas' feature alongside standard dinners at the very popular Priory Hotel. The Lovat Arms gives a choice of bar meals or more formal restaurant meals and the Old School has an attractive restaurant for lunches or afternoon teas alongside their music, book and gift shop.
If you want to go for a formal dinner locally, you might want to consider the Coul House Hotel in Contin, or if you are happy to go that bit further there are plenty of options in the County town of Dingwall. Tulloch Castle Hotel has an appropriately medieval dining room and if you spend enough time in the Green Lady Bar, you could be seeing the Green Lady herself - the castle's reknowned ghost.
If you let us know the kind of thing you are looking for, we would be delighted to make some suggestions.
If you'd prefer to stay in, you don't have to venture very far to stock up.
Between the Muir and Druimorrin you will find a connoisseur's dram at the Glen Ord Distillery, seasonal produce at the Balvraid Fruit Farm, Highland honey at Fairfield Apiary and right on our doorstep, blue trout, fresh out of the water at the Glen Orrin Fish Farm.
Sadly, Arcan farm no longer produces it's own ice-cream.