Friday, June 20, 2014

The great thing about Scotland in the past couple of years is the number of micro music festivals and cultural events taking place across the country. If you look closely we are pretty certain that you could find some live music weekend taking place 52 weeks of the year.

These, often community driven events, offer a personal musical experience so far removed from the giant stadia where you require screen to see anything. Getting close to the performance is part of the buzz. And frequently the festivals are in just simply wonderful destinations.

The East Neuk Festival ticks all of these boxes. From the 27th of June until the 6th of July there are a range of events taking place in some wonderfully quirky venues.

The Inn at Lathones will be delighted to look after your accommodation needs ot even just a pre concert dinner.

St Andrews Graduation Week

St Andrews Graduation Week is just a great time for the town. Proud graduands and students descend on Fife to celebrate the successful completion of years of study.

Year after year, The Inn at Lathones facilitates those celebrations with many choosing to stay with us and many more wining and dining.

If you're looking for somewhere for a Graduation lunch or Dinner give us a call or drop us a line and we'll reserve a table for you.

Regardless, have a ball and congratulations from all at The Inn at Lathones and we look forward to future returns to your alma mater.

Read More About St Andrews Graduation Week

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Lundin Links Hotel Closes it's Doors

It was with genuine sadness that we noted the closure in the past couple of weeks of the nearby Lundin Links Hotel in Upper Largo.

The hotel is a prominent landmark on the Fife Coastal route and while local hotels may always be seen as competition we always had a great rapport and co-operation with owners through the years in promoting the East Neuk of Fife as a golfing and short break destination..

The loss of the hotel is a blow to the staff employed there and disappointing for visitors and locals alike who may have been planning a visit.

If you had a reservation at The Lundin Links Hotel for this year give us a call and we'll see what we can do for you. Likewise if you had advance bookings for The Open at St Andrews in 2015 or any other event we will discuss your options with you.

And now that The Lundin Links Hotel is closed you may be looking for a new dining venue for Sunday lunches, bar suppers or evening meals? Why not have a look at our new menus on the website or maybe take advantage of one of our great winter offers.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Rod Clements LIve at The Inn

Fans of Lindisfarne will need no introduction to the name of Rod Clements and The Inn are delighted to announce his return to the intimate Fife venue for a live performance on Saturday 8th of February.

Whilst he is undoubtedly best known for his work with Lindisfarne for whom he wrote some of their best known songs, 'Meet Me On The Corner' and 'Road To Kingdom Come', he was also co-founder of the offshoot lineup 'Jack The Lad'. As a bassist and singer, he has also played and recorded with artists and groups such as Ralph McTell and Pentangle, Bert Jansch, davy Graham, John Renbourn and Mark Knopfler. He's always been proficient on several instruments but his live outings have lately seen a concentration on the Resonator guitar.

8.00pm doors and show starts at 9.00pm.

Big Country Memories for The Inn at Lathones

Bruce and Jamie Watson from Scottish legends Big Country will be performing a wonderful high energy acoustic set this weekend - Saturday 1st February - at The Inn at Lathones in Fife

This is a rare intimate gig but at the time of writing there are a few tickets still available. Expect some Big Country Songs, Solo Songs and some Covers! 8.00pm doors and show starts at 9pm.

Fife Snowdrops a Growing Attraction

The Snowdrop Walk at Cambo Estate in Fife is famous for its wonderful and uplifting sea of Snowdrops. This amazing spectacle offers walks to the sea through 70 acres of woodland carpeted in snowdrops, snowflakes and aconites. Visitors can discover over 300 varieties of snowdrops which make up a National Collection.

Only a short drive from The Inn at Lathones it's another reason to have a short break in Fife this year.

You can read all about the Snowdrops and the very special starlight events here.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Planning Your Golf in Fife for 2014

There happens to be a small golf event happening in Scotland in 2014! 

Yes the Ryder Cup is returning to Scotland for the first time in decades in September but we at The Inn at Lathones are well used to looking after golfers year in year out. The Open returns to St Andrews every five years (2015 next) and The Dunhill is played over both The Old Course and nearby Kingsbarns.

So 2014 is just another golfing year for The Inn; another year of helping golfers from all over the world make the most of their time on and off the course

Fife golf will forever be associated with St. Andrews, the Home of Golf itself, however there is more to "the Kingdom" than just the Old Course and the county offers a superb choice of links, parkland, heathland and any other land that may be available.

And whilst you may never be far from the history and heritage of the great game is isn't all about stuffy old clubhouses and arcane traditions.

Fife offers the golfer some of the best, most modern and most relaxed facilities available in the whole of Scottish and British golf with major investment over the years not only in newer courses such as Kingsbarns, Fairmont and The Castle but reinvestment in visitor facilities at "traditional" gems such as Crail and Ladybank.

There are great golfing challenges across the county to suit all levels of play and all budgets with some great deals available throughout the year using a number of golf cards and passes or through the Fife Golf Hotels offers direct with the courses themselves.

The First in Fife Golf Pass brings together a collection of great value golf courses and whilst it is a three or five day golf card you can chose to play one on its own.

Links With History is another scheme bringing together four Open Championship Qualifying Golf Courses with a slight discount.

Both passes can be pre-arranged by The Inn at Lathones or booked direct through the golf pass websites themselves.

In short whatever you're looking for in a golf course you can find it in Fife and if you want some professional advice on where your group should be playing you can get it from The Inn at Lathones.