Where history meets hospitality





Golspie Inn Hotel for Holidays & Business

We welcome families, cyclists, bikers and well behaved pets!

The Golspie Inn Hotel has been in existence for over 200 years and has recently reverted back to its original name having long been known as the Sutherland Arms Hotel.

As the Sutherland Arms it has a long, rich and varied  history including being a Session court, having the first bar in the county of Sutherland, being a staging post for the main stage coach along the A9 and still having the oldest active post box in Scotland! Being next door to Dunrobin Castle – seat of the Dukes of Sutherland – it has witnessed at first hand many local historical events, notably the Clearances.  History>>

The Hector MacRae Suite

Named after the family’s own famous traditional musician Hector MacRae, this is the venue for our regular live ceilidh dances and other musical events. We also host a wide variety of both public and private functions and events in this facility.
We can cater for special occasions such as weddings, birthday and anniversary parties, craft fairs, business meetings, training sessions and other functions and events and also have conferencing facilities available.  You are assured of a professional and courteous service throughout to the highest standards.
Golspie is the ideal base to explore the Northern Highlands and from the East Coast of Sutherland you start in a beautiful area with much to do and see. For example, the lovely Big Burn walk and waterfall starts from our own front door. Click here for map & directions.
The new owners have made the Golspie Inn a haven for people who appreciate good food, comfortable accommodation and the warm welcome of traditional Highland hospitality.
From local East Sutherland stock, with roots in traditional music and many years organising major events in London and across the country, we are now securing a reputation not only for our food but also for the entertainment provided at the Inn.

Christmas Menus

santa-transpo-smallAre you wondering where to go for your Christmas party this year?

Then wonder no more – have a look at our Christmas menus that are on offer throughout the whole of December then all you have to decide is do you want to come to the Golspie Inn for lunch or dinner  Menus now published here >>


We have fourteen bedrooms available at reasonable rates with all the comforts you’d expect including TV, tea and coffee making facilities and toiletries etc.


Since opening at the end of August 2013 we have undertaken an extensive programme of refurbishment of both the bedrooms and the public areas to add to your sense of relaxation and comfort.

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The Restaurants and Bars

We have 4 separate fairly priced eating areas that serve traditional, high quality locally sourced food (including fresh fish from our own family boat), an extensive wine list and well-stocked bars.

In addition to our  lunch, high tea and dinner menus we always have  ever changing daily specials among our range of both formal and informal eating options. You could choose anything from a Toastie to Lobster Thermidor or a Chateaubriand Steak!

Putting it straight…

We’ve heard rumours from various sources in the last couple of weeks that our Chef has left the Golspie Inn.  We would like to assure everyone that our Chef and his team are still very much in place here and this is totally false and unfounded.  In fact it is as untrue as the rumour a few months ago that said that we were selling the hotel. The Golspie Inn Hotel has been going from strength to strength in 2014.
We are baffled by why anyone would want to spread such negative and false rumours about us but we hope that we can rely on the continuing support of our genuine and appreciative customers who have enjoyed our food and hospitality since we opened 16 months ago.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you again soon.



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St Andrew’s Ceilidh Dance

To mark St Andrews day we had Malcolm Jones of Runrig back again (by popular request) accompanied by Calum Iain MacCorquodale and Hugh Marwick.  Along with music from some of our local artistes a great night was had by all.

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Refurbishment is well under way now



Restaurants are being developed also

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