Thursday, December 31, 2009

Good riddence 2009

Well at last we are able to say goodbye to 2009 what a great year it was!! The banks thinking their own pockets more important than that of their clients. The MP's, SMP's and all politicians thinking their pockets need lining more than running the country. The Government thinking they can spend their way out of the reception they helped cause.
On the up side I must thank all those that have supported the Inn and for that matter the whole industry for the last 12 months and personally I would like to thank the teams we have had operating at Crail golfing society, The Inn and Myres Castle. We are so lucky to have these people as we are all our suppliers and other teams of people that do so much behind the scenes of hotels, in sales PR and some much more
Here's to a great 2010 and onwards
Best wishes to all
Nick

Sunday, December 27, 2009

One thing after another

So, that's Christmas 2009 over, but we are already heading towards the next big reason to celebrate: Hogmanay! And all that food!!! All you seem to be doing during this time of year is eat...turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes, more turkey, not to mention all the mince pies and Christmas Puddings...However, this year I think that we do not need to worry too much about the extra weight with all the snow shoveling that we had to do over the last couple of days. And according to the weather people there's more to come. Let's hope it passes us by as a white Christmas is nice, but I think we had enough of it now. I certainly could do with a "normal" drive to work instead of all that sliding that's going on at the moment.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Closed Boxing Day

Sorry to say we are closed Boxing Day as usual but reopen on the 27th December until the 3rd
Best wishes for the festive season
Nick

A very merry White Christmas to all!


It's great to have snow at Christmas, it just seems to make it so much more special. I know there are loads of people this year that have friends and family that will not make it home today. We all at Lathones wish all families that are separated for what ever reason our best. We would especially like to mention all the brave guys and girls out on deployment with our Armed Forces and hope they are able to have a safe Christmas and New Year. We are all thinking of you. Have a lovely day

Merry Christmas!

Nick and all the team

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook on BBC Radio 2

You wouldn't believe it if you didn't hear it for yourself: Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, both artists who already played at the Inn, are appearing on BBC Radio 2 today after being at the radio station already yesterday. What a great honour that those two artists are coming back next year to give us another musical treat. We definately wish them a great Christmas and all the best for 2010 and we are really looking forward to meeting them again soon!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

White Christmas?

According to the weather forcast there is still a bit of snow to fall over the next couple of days which could mean that we may be in for a white Christmas. What a treat that would be, especially for all the children! Here at the Inn we are all prepared for this kind of weather: the soup is steaming in the kitchen, the log fire is burning and the Christmas tree is decorated. We are getting everything ready for Christmas Lunch as well, all crackers and Santa Hats are bought. If you can't decided what to do for Christmas or which relative to go to, why don't you book a table at the Inn and enjoy the great atmosphere here.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen

A lot has been written and broadcast of the summit in Copenhagen and everybody seems to have their own views on the outcome. And with everything in life it is hard to come to a "fair" conclusion and there is always someone who will not be happy with the result. You just can't please everyone! At the end they finally agreed at least on some points such as emission cuts, temperature, forests and money. I suppose we all can do our bit such as recycling, energy saving or buying local as well as seasonal produce. How about leaving your car and taking a stroll into town? That not only helps the environment but also your health and your wallet. And I am sure everyone's wallet could do with a boost, especially with the VAT increase next year.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Another One Bites the Dust

That's another airline that has just recently announced that they are going into administration. And what's worse about it that it's a Scottish One! Thousands of people stranded, thousands of people having to re-book their holidays, thousands of people without a job...the list is endless. This is just so drepessing considering the time of year and the economic situation we are in. One of our staff was also affected by this. She booked her entire holiday to Egypt with flyglobespan, but luckily she was given a refund and could re-book her holiday with another provider. We really feel for everyone who is effected, this is definately something you could do without! However, we still hope that you have a fairly relaxing Christmas Time.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

First Snow!

And so winter has finally arrived! On my way to work this morning I drove around a bend and all the sudden there it was: a (rather) thin layer of white on the ground. And instead of the usual speed, everybody was snailing along with no gritter in sight, which I found rather peculiar since the news predicted a light snowfall. So, wrap up warm and enjoy this magical time of year! Why don't you drop by and have a drink by the log fire.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Which planet do these unions come from?

First we see the Post office union try to kill off the post office by seemingly paying no attention to market conditions or the feeling of the people across the UK. Then yesterday BA announce that the cabin crew that are already being paid twice what its competitors are getting are going on strike because the management want to introduce the same system they have operated from Gatwick for the last x amount of years in to Heathrow to try and reduce and save BA in the future.

Come on Cabin Crew wake up and smell the roses! The rest of BA are making reductions why can't you? Why make all these peoples life hell over Christmas, why put BA into a position of further instability and frankly why are sensible people listening to these idiots that are hell bent on bringing down BA

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Bluebird flies

From the 13th April 2010 for an amazing 5 nights we are going to be hosting the Famous Bluebird cafe. We will be running an over 21's songwriting competition along with some great new and exciting menus developed to showcase Food from the State of Tennessee at its best.

We have 5 exciting artist playing each evening 2 a night.
Tickets are going to be £14.00 each and rooms are being sold at a special music rate so give us a call. Music is Americana. We need your support to make this the most successful gig ever!!

Have alook at their site

Saturday, December 12, 2009

English Whisky?

I don't know if you heard it in the news, but England produces it's first whisky in over 100 years. Now that's some exciting news for all the whisky lovers amongst you. But will it live up to the standards of the more established whiskys? I think we will just have to wait and see.

The brewery's "Chapter 6" whisky will go on sale on Dec, 16th and the operational team will sell in countries such as Germany, Japan and Canada as well as here (good luck!).

The distillery first started operating back in 2006 and was officially opened in 2007. As all Whisky fans know, the spirit has to be stored for 3 years for it to be classed as whisky. That's why we had to wait that long for the first tasting...


Why don't you check out their website for much more information.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Well done Darling!!

It's reminiscent of a blackadder sketch and would be just as funny if it wasn't true

The General, who wanders through life with no clue as to what is really going on in the real world, and his little headless "gofer" running around his feet saying we are "in a strong position!"

This government seems hell bent on trying to stop enterprise in its tracks! Small business has been hit hard with the change in Vat (now the highest for hospitality in Europe) and the NI Increase of 1%. This on top of the bill to obtain a licence to sell liquor a cool £8500 for the Inn increased business rates, increase fuel prices (highest ever seen). Highest food prices ever. What fun!!!

This is not the scary part though. The really scary part is that everyone needs a break (I'm talking the real people who have been and still are affected by this mess, the banks have caused, and we are all in ) but in order for them to take a break they need discounts. It doesn't take much to work out that this not a viable business plan.

My quote for Brown and Darling:
" A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry; But money answereth all things" The Bible

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Alternative Party Night

Boogalusa who really would show up any x factor band are playing with us on Saturday. They are from Dundee and have entertained all over. Their fiddler is just amazing and you just can't help following the beat, its just knee tapping stuff. Talking of X Factor, if you follow it, for the first time there seem to be three finalist that can actually sing! this has to be a first. The interesting part is that on the BBC web site they feature the 100 best new acts of 2009 and non come from the X factor yet three have played the Inn. So who's better Simon or David? We all know who is richer!! But thats life. Would the Bluebird come to Britain for Simon Cowell? Maybe but would he even know who they are? I would hope so should we invite him? Let us know what you think

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Stay Healthy this Winter

With the Swine Flu making its rounds and the usual cold that seems to come with the season it is even more important to make sure that you stay healthy this winter.
As a few of our busy staff are having the cold or are just recovering from it, the rest of us try not to catch it. This is certainly one thing that we do not want to share!
So, I was reading up on some suggestions on how to boost my immune system. Things that were mentioned included cutting sugar and processed foods out of the daily diet, taking an Omega-3 supplement, getting regular exercise , getting plenty of good quality sleep and the most important thing: washing your hands, often. Most of these tips are easily followed while others are not so easy to achieve. However, I think the most important thing is to act as soon as you feel the fist signs of a cold coming on. And of course, stay positive!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Market-To Get You In The Mood

If you are not in the festive mood yet, why not go to the famous German Christmas Market in Edinburgh. It opened on Nov, 26th and can be visited until Dec, 24th which means that you still have 18 days left to soak in the atmosphere and buy some great presents. This year the Market has a new location: on the Mound presinct, next to the National Gallery. The best time to go to the Christmas Market is when it is dark and cold, as you really can appreciate the warming effect of the mulled wine and the beautiful lights that surround the town centre. Have a go on the Ferris Wheel (beware: it can be freezing when you are stuck on top) and stroll through Winter Wonderland. A note on the mugs: When you visit a Christmas Market in Germany every town has their own mugs for the mulled wine and they change every year. This means that the mugs from big and well-known Christmas Markets such as Nuremberg, Dresden and Stuttgart, are very collectable. So, why not go and enjoy one evening in the hussle and bussle of the Christmas Market in order to prepare for this "special" time of year, whatever this means for you!

(Check out the Edinburgh Christmas Market website for opening times and more information)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Glenn Tilbrook

Glenn Plays tonight at the Inn to another full house. This is great as all this support is helping us keep up with the music. We have a great wine evening tomorrow night with Australian wine maker from Yarra Bank.
Non stop at the Inn to keep your eyes peeled

Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Spirit



As Christmas is just around the corner (where did the year go to???) everyone here is trying to transform the Inn to match this special time of year. The stereo is playing all-time-favourite Christmas songs and the decorations will be coming out of their boxes soon.
We are furthermore filling up for Chrismas Day Lunch bookings.
Talking of Christmas Day: What are your plans for Christmas? If you don't want the stress and hassle of cooking for everyone, why don't you check out our Menu. You can choose between plenty of dishes, all the favourite Chrismas Classics. And you won't even have to do the washing-up afterwards...Why don't you treat yourself and book a table.

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Climb of your Life-to Raise Funds for Charity

The step-dad of my receptionist's boyfriend and a group from his church are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro as we "speak", in the heart of Africa, between the 20th-28th November in order to raise awareness and funds for Autism in South Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro is the largest freestanding mountain on earth and its peak towers 5895 meters above the sea level.

The group of guys really deserve our respect and applause as non of them are experienced climbers, but they still took this great risk for such a good cause. As far as I know they reached the summit last night, which took them 6 days in total, and are now on their way back down, to safer ground. All but one made it to the top, which is an unbelievable achievment and I hope that he gets better soon!
More information and a more detailed day-to-day description of the climb can be found on www.zoopy.com/awckilimanjaro. Go and check it out!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Alternative Party Night

We have a very special treat in store:
Mundell Music and the Inn at Lathones bring you this amazing alternative party night.Everyone needs to get into the party spirit and we thought what better way to do this but to bring you an easily affordable fun night with live music that's really funky, upbeat and just fun!
Your £15 not only include your ticket, but also a 2-course bar meal and a glass of wine!What more can you want? Furthermore, if you do not feel like driving home,We offer a special rate, just for music lovers like yourself:£25.00 per person bed and breakfast(based on two people sharing) Now that is definitely worth thinking about, so come along to our party night with a difference!Boogalusa will play at the Inn on Dec, 12th @ 9pm



Based in Dundee, Boogalusa are a six-piece band playing their own original music based on rootsy cajun/zydeco swampland swing. With the emphasis on uptempo, and real fun,
get-up-and-dance. They've delighted audiences the length and breath of Britain, Ireland as well as in Europe.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hold on to your hats, there is some storm outside



What a miserable day! Not only is it absolutely stormy outside, but it also started to rain.


I had to hold on to my jacket for dear life on my way from the car to the Inn this morning.

This is definately not the kind of weather to be outside.


Our postie looked all over the place when he came to drop off our mail. Poor guy! For once it is not so bad to have a job behind the desk, away from the elements that torment the country at the moment.


The best way however to enjoy weather like this is curled-up on the sofa or next to the fire with a nice cup of hot chocolate (or something stronger if you prefer)! Mmhh...

HMS Daring - What a ship

We were invited to see over the amazing Battle Ship last Friday by my God son, who is a Lieutenant Commander on board. I have been over one of the Royal Naval nuclear Subs a few years back that just blew my mind but this was something else.

I must be getting old as the crew were all so young! We toured from opps room to bridge, canteen to laundry. They get some incredibly small allocation per crew member to feed them off but the food looked really good.

The feeling when you go over a ship like this is almost describable. It has a quite self confidence that seeps out of each crew member, but it's also very threatening somehow (naive of me really). You see all these old movies about the Naval battle ships well I can assure you life has moved on. It so modern!

If you get a chance to see this ship you really should go and see it. From all of us at Lathones, Thanks for a great day and Bon Voyage, Chris & the whole Crew. Keep safe. You all make us proud to be British.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Great atmosphere inside - wet and cold outside


Another day of rain, even though it started out so well this morning...blue skies and sunshine!

But even though it is cold and wet out there, we are in for a great evening tonight and not any amount of rain can dampen our spirits as Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett wiil be playing another gig.
They already played here last night and from what I have heard it was absolutely great.
And it should be the same, if not even better this night!

There are still a few tickets left, so come along and enjoy the great atmosphere!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Great day for Ducks !! Cats and Dogs or maybe Rats


Well I don't know about you but I swam to work today! towing my car.
The Boss (my wife) walked the dogs! they would have walked themselves if it had been left to me. She came in looking like a drowned Rat (talking of the rats which we weren't, we have Tokyo Rosenthal from the USA tonight) if you fancy a swim I can highly recomend him. The Ducks are the only happy thing I have seen. You pass people sitting looking glum --- Roll on Christmas and Spring ! Maybe what we really need is a bit of cold weather and some Snow, I hear its snowing in Boston just now so its not so far away.

Rainy Day - Music Night

Will it ever stop raining? According to the weatherforcast there is more to come...Not really what we need, is it?

The morning staff nearly had to multitask because of this weather condition as our Housekeepers were diverted more than once due to road closures. And what a sight that would have been! I am sure our guests prefer their beds made properly and their bathrooms sparkling clean. There is never a dull moment...

I hope Tokyo Rosenthal can swim, as he will be playing here tonight.
Why don't you check out his own webpage www.tokyorosenthal.com to find out more about him.
Tickets are going fast...and don't forget to bring your waterwings with you.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Rolling Stone who's stony broke: Why Mick Taylor lives in a rundown Suffolk semi with a shabby car.

How does David manage to book these great artists?

Just read this link to the mail online today its amazing !!

You can book tickets to see Mick in concert at the Inn in February Live with his band

37 days left to Christmas


I can't believe how quickly this year has flown by! Just 37 days to go and we will be in undated with adverts telling us that we should be booking summer holidays, getting ready for Easter or maybe its just 352 day to Christmas!
We normally have a joint Christmas day with two other families and friends, this year for the first time we will be missing a few as they are working all over the world. Still I'm sure we will manage to raise a few glasses to them and toast their health. Have you got all your presents? written out you Christmas cards? Ordered the turkey? most importantly ordered the wine?

In the immortal words of Bob Hope "My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?"
Have fun!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

HIT Scotland Annual lunch at the Sheraton Edinburgh

For those who don't know who HIT is it stands for Hospitality Industry Trust.

They help develop people and assist companies broaden their staffs horizons. The great and good of the Hotel Industry in Scotland terned up, and then there was me! I was invited by St Andrews World class training. We started the lunch off with the most amazingly funny talk by Sir Rocco Forte. Lunch was very good and quite fun as two courses were served to us blindfolded. This was an experiment as there were over 400 of us at the meal.

They wanted us to guess what we had in front of us and what they had chosen as a wine to match the dish. It's quite weird when you cover your eyes and try and eat! I felt quite claustrophobic. Then after lunch Jean Lewis from Monachyle Mhor was our second speaker. Talk about being inspirational. She was hit on the head some 26 years ago and has been blind ever since. During this 26 years she has developed one of Scotland great Country House hotels, initially doing all the meeting and greeting herself whilst cooking, these days she said she just cooks!

Then came the auction we raised just under £40,000 for this great cause.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Jonathan Kalb brings the Blues

Hi, Jonathan is playing tonight at the Inn £12 a ticket, he is a great blue singer with a touch of rock and roll thrown in. We still have some tickets left so if you fancy an evening of entertainment come to the Inn. Show starts at 9.00pm

He has shared stages and or opened for BB King, Luther Allison and many other.

What a great weekend for sport and music

Martin Joseph played to a packed to over flowing Inn on Saturday night, I must thank all those that are supporting the music. Its a great thing to have in this area, but not easy to put on for David Mundell and his team.
Scotland had a good start to the Rugby season which is more than I could say for my beloved England. They just seem to take one step forward and three back. I know Argentina are a real force around the scrum but come on guys your better than that!!! And then came Ireland!! well they were just fantastic. The passion was what made the difference between the English and the Irish.
I think, having said that the 6 nations is going to be great this year.

Friday, November 13, 2009

More music at the Inn with Welsh Martyn Joseph

After a great gig with Dennis Locorriere last week we have another fabulous treat in store: Martyn Joseph will be playing here for two nights.

The Welsh Singer/Songwriter is one of acoustics music's most arresting artists with a career that can look back at some great achievements. He was voted Best Male Artist at the 2004 BBC Welsh Music Awards and has released his 30th album last year.

Why don't you check out his website http://www.martynjoseph.com/ if you would like more information.

It is unnecssary to say that with a guy like Martin Joseph playing, the gig on Saturday Night is already sold out!

But, if you really want to see him there are still a few seats left for his second gig on Sunday Night. So, hurry and give us a call!
Talking of Wales...the Welsh Rugby Team is playing against Samoa this evening. And it is no question that with a Welsh Singer at the weekend we are definately backing the Welsh Rugby team as well

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Date for your Diary - Fife 2010!



The word on the street..... Fife is 'the' place to be seen in 2010! Well of course we have known this all along; however several tourism bodies including Fife Council have put their heads together in an attempt to promote Fife's energy and vibrant culture and are heralding 2010 "Fife's year of Culture."

We at the Inn at Lathones will be honouring this in classic Inn style, with a very warm welcome and impeccable service, sumptious comfort, outstanding cuisine using Fife's best seasonal produce not forgetting an enviable wine list.




Hand in hand with this comes 'RATS' (Rocking at the Stables) putting Fife on Scotlands musical map, with the Inn being awarded 'Music venue of the year 2008'


So come on Fife and join us - stop hiding your light under a bushel and shine in 2010!!



Tickets for Troops


Have you ever heard of the not-for-profit organisation Ticket for Troops?

This organisation has made it their goal to offer tickets for all serving and retired soldiers, sailors and airmen.

For each ticket a £1 donation is required and the proceeds go to a wide range of service charities.


And the Inn is now part of it!!

David Mundell was so kind to donate two tickets to any gig for this great cause. So, we are waiting now on a call from you.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Loyalty Cards

Good Afternoon from us all at the Inn at Lathones. What is the weather doing? Where is the sunshine? Do you have a Harrods Loyalty Card? Too many questions let me give you some exciting info. A Loyalty Card "The Inn Card" which entitles you to complimentary Bed and Breakfast for two in a standard room or Meal for two in the Inn's award winning Restaurant or Two gig tickets and a two course meal prior to the Gig for the small price of £25.00 (system reg and admin charge) just to say thank you to our Customers who are top of our organisational chart. On top of this, hand the card in each time you visit us and accrue points which give you 10p for every £1.00 spent. Great - treat yourself and remember we are near St Andrews and many other Local attractions more info on our Website.
We are all excited because, we have for the second night Dennis Locorriere playing. All tickets are sold so it will be a great atmosphere here at the Inn.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

World Heritage site


Have you ever been to New Lanark? For those that haven't you should. Built in 1815 by a Cotton Mill owner not only did he build the Mill he built the village to support it. Then he built and opened schools for all employees even parents!
These days its a 3 star hotel, spa and working mill and visitors centre. The staff all over the complex are so friendly and so want to make the experience great. Foods OK, bedrooms hot, but the staff are fantastic.

Dennis Locorriere

We have two busy but non-the-less exciting nights ahead of us as Dennis Locorriere is going to be playing here at the Inn!
As one of the founding members and the lead vocalist/guitarist of the legendary Dr. Hook, Dennis Locorriere was the recipient of more than 60 gold and platinum albums next to gaining No. 1 chart status in over 42 countries.

Tickets have been sold-out for weeks now, which show just how popular he is.

We are certainly in for a treat!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Rememberance Sunday



Today is Rememberance Sunday and here at the Inn we were also thinking of all those who sacrificed their lives during wars.
Most of our staff are wearing their poppies proudly to show their support for this special event.

On another note, we had a very busy Saturday night as Classic Clapton gave one of their great performances here at the Inn. Everybody enjoyed themselves and had a great time! We cannot wait for the band to come back next year.

Darden Smith will be playing tonight and we still have a few tickets left...so hurry before they are all gone!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

G20 hits St Andrews


You will have seen on the news how the G20 have been at Fairmont this weekend. We have had some great business from it as well as, I'm sure the other restaurants in the area have. This is such a boost for Fife and St Andrews.

We launched our new autumn menus on Wednesday and the restaurant and bar feedback has been brilliant, Richard has introduced some great old style dishes with a modern twist Fresh Turbot with a mini luxury seafood pie to name but one.


Darden Smith is at the Inn Sunday, he is a great singer songwriter from the states who just loves playing in Scotland. Darden is the perfect choice for the G20 as he crosses all political divides with the use of his music and melodies

Friday, November 6, 2009

Classic Clapton are here


Eric once heard them play and stated that he thought some one was using one of his CD's He knows the whole band and has actually endorsed them due to the quality and professionalism of them all.

They play all the greats and a few others and you just want to get up and dance.
I missed a bit of news on the GTS dinner that was one of the best parts of the night. HIT Scotland agreed to support the Young Talent of the year by giving three top scholarships to the finalists. The two runners up were given UK Scholarships and the winner Sam, from The Rufflets Hotel was given an International Scholarship that will allow her to experience golf overseas.
The runners up were Laura from Crail Golfing Society and Leanne from Links Golf, St Andrews

Turnberry Old world elegance- New world style


The GTS (Golf Tourism Scotland) awards dinner was held at Turnberry. Well what a night, we were in the finals of the Best large golfing Hotel. Regrettably the North Berwick Marina won ( I think we should loose a room as if we did we would be in the best small golfing hotel category and have a chance of winning as we did in 2005/6)

Turnberry is amazing, having worked there in the 70's as a trainee and and first visited as a guest in 2005. Then it was like stepping back in time to the old railway station hotels better known as BTH but now its all change. You drive up the old road to the hotel sweep round the corner and into the reception area all re-developed, you are then met by not one but three doormen who take you car luggage and whisk you into the reception. All change, as you go in you can see right through to the windows of the "Old Tea Lounge", It classical 1920's decor works so well. You just wanted to order a full afternoon tea! Many did.

We had the AGM on so Jocelyn settled in and went for an afternoon in the spa. The bedroom we had booked was "the last" and was a deluxe room overlooking the sea and the courses. Wow! in my day this was a housekeeping store and linen store ! well as you can see it was amazing large, and with great views.
The dinner was perfect as was the service both at dinner and at breakfast the following day. If you want to spoil the other half this is the place to go.
Just let me know so I can carry the bags !!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Inn has Andy Fairweather Low on tonight

We have this amazing artist playing tonight and tomorrow, a few seat left if you fancy a night out but when I say a few that really is a few! Andy for those who have not heard of him try thinking of each time you watched Eric Clapton he would be the Guitarist to the right of Eric. Or for that matter he played with George Harrison and at the Ceam Revival in 2003 at the Albert hall. He has to be one of the worlds great gutarists
If you still want a ticket its £36.00 and at the time of this posting we have 2 tickets for tonight left Enjoy !!

Power Cut Yesterday

The Inn was hit after the rain with a major power cut yesterday. We all realised how much we all now need and have come to relay on computers! Mind you the electricity board were really good yesterday. I felt for the guys as they were blue when they rolled up here last night looking a lighter shade of blue.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Murder tonight at lathones !!!

How do you follow Henry, wow what a night the Inn moved!! A full house all round and what a great atmosphere! A 14 year olds first gig (what a gig to go to) Henry just gets better with age, like a great red wine. lots of fellow "Oldies" rocking away.

We are hosting our 1st ever murder mystery dinner at the Inn tonight. Its set in the 20's and is run by a local company to the Inn called Blue Murder Events from Cupar. We have set the room up as part of the "Fairfield County Charity black and white Ball", The menu is also very 20's with its foie gras, wild boar and creme brulle.

They are starting the night with cocktails, we have some very eminent Doctors, sculptors, Antique experts in the group along with the Murderer !! No doubt we are in for a blood curgling night.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Henry McCullough Band

Henry McCullough and his band are playing at the Inn today and tomorrow night.

The former lead guitarist of Paul McCartney's Wings and Joe Cocker's Grease Band encorporates nearly every facet of rock.

He will be supported by Adam Walker, a new talent to look out for in the future.



A few tickets are still left ... but hurry, not for long!

New Starts

From November we will have new people joining our team here at the Inn at Lathones.
This will help to cover the busy period in the run-up to Christmas and Hogmanay.
We hope they will enjoy working here as much as we do!

P.S.:
Henry McCullough is coming a day ealry although he is only scheduled to play Friday and Saturday night. We still have a few tickets left in case someone would like to come along.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Not good at keeping up my Blog

I must do better, Ian my web man told me last night. So here I go I am going to try and get on to update the blog at least twice to three times a week from now on. Whats new at the inn? We have some great new menus coming out at the start of Novemeber and with this you can now download vouchers for bar meals that give you some ectra added value. We are starting a "Loyalty card" I do hate that word but I suppose that is what it is ! For a small fee £30 you get the card and a voucher for either b/b dinner for two or 2 tickets to any gig plus 2 bar meals before the gig. Then you get a point for every £1 you spend with us You can't lose!
so give us a shout its too good to miss
Talk later
Nick

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Inn wins top UK award

The Inn last night won the UK's top music award 2009 (publican). We became the 2009 best venue in the UK.
Considering we are one of the UK's smallest venues that only takes 50 people per concert its fantastic.
David Mundell of Mundell music commented on the award saying that its amazing being able to match the quality of Music to a quality venue, that is known not only for its music but quality of food and service.
This award comes on the back of the Inn being awarded 2 rosettes by the AA for the 12 year running and VisitScotland awarding the Inn Its gold award for service.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tom Morton - highlights Fifestock

With just one day to go we are getting a frenzy of press and radio coverage. We were in the Times, Herald and Spectrum Magazine yesterday and Tom has been pushing us on Radio Scotland today- so its all go for a great festival. If you haven't booked yet don't be shy come and experience music at its finest. From the greatest Rock and Rollers to Gypsy Jazz to Blue grass, even free gigs from Waid academy who won the battle of the bands. Benny Gallagher form Gallagher and Lyle fame is also playing. Stars form the Rolling stones, Eagles, Joe Cocker, Elton John and many more bands are all playing so call us as we still have seats
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Snow in Fife


Its been snowing here of late just when we thought we had missed it all but the roads are all clear and Dick is sold out over valentines night tomorrow. Its fun to be doing something different for Valentines, Mothers day and Easter this year.

We have some great bands for all three of these occasions as well as some fantasist great value for money meal options. You should have a look at them and treat the family or the other half.
Hope to see you soon

Monday, February 9, 2009

One of the greats from Woodstock


Henry McCulloch has a suite at the Inn with some great memorabilia in it. One reference he made about Woodstock was "I was there but never remembered it." These days the man is playing great gigs all over the world and is doing two nights at the Inn. He has played with so many great artist that there are to many to mention. We only need Paul to turn up for the night at the Inn when Denny and Henry are about and we would have the main part of Wings all but the late great Linda.

Fifestock is filling up


The Rats are starting to Rock!!!!!
Even with all the mass hype about the Credit Crunch we are starting to fill up. We need to make this a great festival and have arranged interviews with Henry McCulloch and Denny Laine being interviewed on Radio and loads of other starts chatting to Newspapers all over Scotland. If you need a good night out then come and see these guys. John Jorgenson has just picked up a Grammy and you have a chance to listen to him either at the Inn or at the Fairmont Hotel's club house.
Denny is a world tour- he is amazing when he starts telling the stories about his time in the Moody Blues and Wings with Paul McCartney particularly get him to tell the one about how he came to write Mull of Kintyre. To book a gig click here

Friday, February 6, 2009

Fife stock shirts are just in

We have just received the shirts for Fifestock- all the staff are in them, we are selling them for £14 plus postage and packing and some great mugs for £5.95 +P/P. We were to late to take John Martyn off all the promotional gear (and quite frankly I'm pleased that we are able to say good bye to such a great man in this way) David has some great T shirts as well, he has some fun ones taking a swipe at bass guitarist and a few others. You should check out the Mundell music web site for shopping on line. Fifestock memorabilia will be on there shortly along with one sovereign programme signed by every artist. This we are going to put on e-bay and sell to the highest bidder with all proceeds going to John's favorite charity

Recording and video of Fifestock


James Bisset came in today to chat about Adam Smith College in Kirkcaldy Fife going to record some of Fifestock for us this year. Adam Smith have their own TV and Radio station within the College.
David Mundell is going to help with some of the acts being interviewed while at The Inn at Lathones near St Andrews. Lets hope Davids in good health on the night!! we know all about being all right on the night, just ask Henry McCullough about being at Woodstock and when asked he replied "I can't remember" Lets hope he enjoys being in Scotland, its not quite his home coming but fairly close

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Fifestock has arrived. Over February and into March we have 22 days of Rocking at the Stables.
Rates started last May and has grown and grown over the last year. We are delighted that we are being supported but some of the wolds great players of Rock and Roll for a full listing and booking tickets
Don't miss out on musicians that have played with or written music for Moody Blues, Eagles, Eric Clapton, wings Gallagher and Lyle and many many more
Hi I have added some great new packages to our website. Have a look and see what we are doing We have a really amazing line up of reasons to come and stay at the Inn over the next few months so don't miss out.