The Beast from the East!

beast from the east
Here at Links House we have been caught in the midst of the aptly named ‘Beast from the East’ storm. With over 3ft of snow piling up around the hotel it has been quite a week for our staff and the workmen who are extending our restaurant! We have seen so much snow falling here in the Highlands, it has been relentless! Hopefully it will now thaw and the Links House grounds will once again be visible.

Links House Awarded Regional Awards by SHA

Links House are delighted to have been awarded 4 awards at the recent Scottish Hotel Awards Regional ceremony. Winners of Regional Style Hotel, Golf Hotel, Country Sports Hotel and Informal Fine Dining Hotel. We are looking forward to the National Awards event held in Edinburgh in April and hope to bring an award home for the Team.
Alongside the awards given to Links House, two members of the team were presented with People of Excellence Awards – congratulations to Beatta Pett and Andrea Biro.

Festive Afternoon Tea’s

Links House Festive Afternoon Tea

Links House Festive Afternoon Tea

Throughout December Links House Afternoon Tea will receive a Festive makeover. A perfect way to celebrate the Festive season with friends or work colleagues, Links House can cater for a wide range of dietary requirements. Why not enjoy Afternoon Tea with a glass of Champagne or try our G & Tea which features our thoughtfully selected gins. Bookings are required. Call us on 01862 810279 to make a booking.

Visit Scotland Award 5 Stars

5 Star Guest Accommodation Gold Logo
A recent undercover inspection by Visit Scotland awarded Links House the coveted 5 Star Accommodation Grading. Scoring 95% across all areas including the Restaurant, Rooms, External space and Public Rooms, Visit Scotland graded Links House Exceptional. This coupled with our recent 2 AA Rosettes award has made for some celebrations at Links House – join us this week for a complimentary glass of Prosecco with any paid for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to once again be graded so highly by Visit Scotland and hope to continue the tradition next year!

Links House Win at HITA

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

Coul Links Planning Application Filed

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

Highland chef
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!

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