A Highland hotel is offering beer fans a dinner with a difference this February.

The Bridge of Orchy Hotel has announced it’ll be playing host to an exclusive beer tasting dinner for real ale enthusiasts next month.

Teaming up with the team from Harviestoun Brewery, the hotel staff and head chef David Hetherington will showcase how to pair beer with food.

The dinner, which takes place on Saturday 8th February, will consist of four courses paired with Harviestoun’s award-winning range of dark ales to craft lagers.

Picture: Ola Dubh

Stewart Fotheringham from Harviestoun Brewery will be leading the tasting ,which includes Harviestoun’s Bitter & Twisted golden ale, Broken Dial amber ale, Old Engine Oil black ale and Ola Dubh – an ale matured in Highland Park whisky oak casks.

The family-run brewery most recently launched Scotland’s first ever alcohol-free dark ale, named ‘Wheesht’ after the old Scottish slang for ‘quiet’.

Working with local suppliers and farmers, head chef David Hetherington took on the role last year with an aim to create delicious menus using seasonal locally sourced Scottish ingredients.

As a multi-award winning chef and previous BBC MasterChef, The Professionals contestant, David is leading the hotel in its mission to create a foodie haven in the Highlands.

The Harviestoun Beer Tasting Dinner begins at 7:30pm and places can be booked via the Bridge of Orchy Hotel website or by calling 01838 400 208. It is priced at £195 for dinner, bed and breakfast for two.

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