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Links House Win at HITA

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On Friday evening Links House were awarded the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards ‘Best Restaurant Experience’ at a Gala Dinner in Inverness. The award was given following a rigorous judging process and is the third award we have been presented with over the years from HITA. Claire Bath our Marketing Partner collected the award on behalf of Links House and returned it to the hotel on Saturday morning for the staff to celebrate. Links House restaurant will represent the Highlands at the Scottish Thistle Awards in Glasgow in March. Our restaurant continues to grow in reputation and is popular both with in house guests, visitors and locals. Pictured are our a selection of our dedicated Food and Beverage team.

Oykel Fishing Dates Announced

Fishing on The Oykel now available to Links House guests

Fishing on The Oykel now available to Links House guests


Links House at Royal Dornoch is delighted to be taking reservations for 2018 dates on the Oykel. The Oykel is approximately 20 miles from Links House and is consistently amongst the most prolific salmon rivers in Scotland. The drive out and the surroundings are extraordinarily beautiful.

Links House has exclusive 3-rod fully guided access for the weeks beginning:

Monday April 9th,

Monday 4th June and

Monday 3rd September in 2018.

Enjoy the luxury of Links House, a guided day on the river and golf on the renowned Royal Dornoch.

Whether you are a seasoned angler or a first timer, Links House can plan your days and provide all of the required kit. So just haste yourself North. We’ll handle the rest!

To make a reservation call us on 01862 810279 or email our reservations team on info@linkshousedornoch.com

Coul Links Planning Application Filed

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We are pleased to report Mike Keiser, Edward Abel Smith, the Embo Trust and Todd Warnock have finalized and filed the planning application for Coul Links. Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw could not be more excited. See Bill’s interview on the Golf Channel here. Critically, we believe we can build a golf course that will enhance and strengthen the environmental integrity of the site, as well as provide a positive economic catalyst. Read our press release Coul Links Golf Press release Stay tuned as we progress the process.

Young Highland Chef 2017

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We are looking forward to welcoming the Judges in the Young Highland Chef of the Year competition this weekend. Including the much celebrated Albert Roux OBE and Tony Singh, who will be presenting cooking demonstrations throughout the event. Links House is proud to be supporting the YHCOTY 2017 once again and acknowledge the importance of training and development in hospitality. Good Luck to all of the competitors.

‘Gone Fishing’

A lovely day’s fishing was experienced by our Guest Services Team , Sarah, Gwen and Fiona, at the weekend. They spent a glorious few hours in the sunshine with Roger Dowsett from Salmon Quest,on the River Allness in the Novar Estate . Roger is a very experienced Ghillie and instructor and manages the fishing for the estate but also runs fishing excursions for many of our guests which the team organise. The girls were taught how to cast the line without falling in, had great fun wearing the waders and picking their way over the slippery stones. They didn’t catch a fish unfortunately but this did not spoil their day. They came back truly hooked by the fishing bug!
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Tom Watson visits Dornoch

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Tom Watson visited Royal Dornoch Golf CLub on Sunday and Monday in glorious sunshine to play the course that he loves so much. He also played Brora, Castle Stuart and Nairn, demonstrating his love for the Highland’s Links courses.
Our GM Beverley managed to get a brief chat and photo with him on the first tee at Dornoch, one to treasure. He is the very best of ambassadors for this wonderful game

Gin of the Month – Dornoch Distillery

Gin of the Month - Dornoch
We are featuring the Dornoch Distillery Experimental series of Gin batches from our Dornoch local micro distillery owned and run by Phil and Simon Thompson. We are pleased to support this local venture, run in the old style traditional way from the old firehouse in Dornoch. These batches pack a punch, are complimented by traditional mixers but also go equally well just on the rocks. Why not stop by Links House to taste Dornoch’s finest and join the gin craze

Enjoying World Whisky Day with a Dram

World Whisky Day
To celebrate World Whisky Day we enjoyed “The Golfers Dream” made up of our own Links House Malt Balblair 2002,hand bottled by us at the distillery, with fresh lemon and sugar syrup for a hint of sweetness, its an ideal dram after a day on the links!
Our Tasting notes to accompany this Whisky are…
Appearance
Balblair 2002 is sparkling gold in colour.
Aroma
The American oak, ex-bourbon barrels used in maturation impart toffee and vanilla notes.
Palate
On the palate it is full bodied, yet sweet and spicy in character, with hints of oranges, lemons, green apples, toffee and vanilla.
Finish
A long, fresh finish.

Links House Tasting Dinner

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We held our first Tasting Menu dinner of the season last night, JP and his team excelled with 7 amazing courses including this one of an Ice sculpture of Sashimi of swordfish loin, lime, avocado and wasabi puree. A true work of art. We had 13 very happy guests enjoying this feast and it was a great start of the dining season for us. We will be holding tasting menu dinners monthly so don’t miss out on this culinary feast.