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Bridge Hotel

Dunrobin St
Helmsdale, Sutherland
Highlands and Islands
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From this nearly 200 year old hotel, in the centre of the village of Helmsdale, on Scotland's east coast, you can explore the beauty of The Highlands. The region's finest Salmon rivers and many hunting estates are on the hotel's doorstep; savour some of the fresh culinary spoils, such as grouse, duck oysters and deer in front of an open fire in the hotel's restaurant. The Bridge Hotel was built in the early nineteenth century, at the head of the old Helmsdale river bridge. Today the hotel has become the front of the village square, spared the noise of heavy traffic by a new bridge which bypasses the centre of Helmsdale. In desperate need of modernisation, the Hotel was closed in 1997 and changing ownership in 1998. Extensive construction work started in 1999, when the property was totally gutted, renovation work continuing until December 2001. At the end of 2003 the hotel closed again whilst more renovation work was undertaken. The Resident's Lounge is the pride of the Bridge Hotel. It has a traditional ambience, with eleven full head mounts of local stags on its walls. Above the fireplace, a moose and two reindeer bear witness to the fact that these animals once roamed the Highlands. Roe, Sika and Fallow deer mounts complete the collection of wild ungulates found in Scotland today. The lounge invites guests to have a comfortable seat and enjoy a nightcap from the honesty bar in front of the open fire. The Resident's Lounge also has a wide screen TV with a DVD and VHS player, as well as a wide collection of books and magazines. The hotel can provide a dog bed free of charge. 1 large or 2 small dogs may accompany you to the hotel. Food and beverage: The hotel serves breakfast in its breakfast room every morning. The Lounge Bar, with its quiet, warm and friendly atmosphere offers light fare, which can be eaten as an aperitif, including oysters, langoustines, smoked salmon, home made game pates or wild fowl terrines. The Hotel's kitchen is prepares traditional Scottish produce, including game, fish and seafood. Fresh from the the hill, the river and the sea; salmon, trout, deer, hare, grouse, woodcock, snipe, duck, lobster, oysters, mussels and scallops adorn the hotel's menus. In the dining room you can enjoy these Highland specialities in front of a roaring log fire. In the Bistro more casual lunches and dinners are served. Whilst eating you can watch the oysters, lobsters, langoustines and crabs, fresh from the Helmsdale Harbour, in the two large fish tanks built into the room's walls. If you wish to stay in the comfort of your room you can enjoy room service between 07:00 and 22:00.

With Disabled Access: Yes
Satellite TV in Bedrooms: Yes
Ground Floor Access

Colour Television

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Rooms from £77

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