Reopening – Chapelhill Inn
The Chapelhill Inn, Logiealmond is all set to re-open its doors on 12th February 2016 under the new management of Eileen Keay and her partner Frank Mckie. The couple intend to put the local Community at the heart of their exciting new venture.
“It is our aim to provide a central location offering comfy, warm and hospitable surroundings where folk can meet up for a chat and a coffee, a drink or maybe enjoy a homemade meal on their doorstep.”
The couple feel that “The Local” can be an essential part of rural living and the Chapelhill Inn will hopefully bring the Community together to enjoy and support what it has to offer. The former Coaching Inn which dates back to circa 1837, boasts a newly refurbished Public Bar, lounge and restaurant complete with woodburning stove. There is also the option of a meeting room when needed.
The menu offers a good traditional selection of meals and snacks, using locally sourced produce wherever possible and food is available Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday, and by arrangement outwith these days.
Eileen, who grew up on the family farm at The Groan, and has spent most of her life in Logiealmond, is looking forward to the challenges faced in such a rural setting.
“Passing trade is very sparse in Logiealmond and we need to get ourselves out there.”
She intends to continue running The Snack Basket from Chapelhill Inn too— an outside catering business which has seen her covering ploughing matches from Auchenblae to Forneth, Open Days in Perth and Charity days in Crieff and Dundee to name but a few. She is co-founder of Perth Bike Nights— one night a month where Bikers from all over Scotland meet up at Noah’s Ark, Perth and chat and wander through up to 400 bikes and trikes which regularly turn out. They intend to start a wee spin off from the monthly Bike Night where Chapelhill and The Snack Basket are open every Thursdaynight starting 17th March 7pm—9pm specifically aimed towards Bikers as a stop-off for a cuppy or a bacon roll and a chat.
“We are situated in such a beautiful area and it’s a lovely run past us”
Bookings for the Inn are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment and you can find out more on their Facebook page – The Chapelhill Inn & Snack Basket Outside Catering.