Historic Speyside pub The Fiddichside Inn hits the market for first time in over 100 years

The Inn, located in the heart of whisky country in Speyside, is for sale.

Published 21st Dec 2021
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

The Fiddichside Inn, which sits on the bank of the River Fiddich, was famous for its welcoming and friendly atmosphere and was built in 1840 as a meeting house for the men working on the nearby railwayline.

Former landlord Joe Brandie sadly passed away in 2017, aged 88.

Considered to be a legend within the local community - and further afield - Mr Brandie had served drinks at the Fiddichside Inn in Craigellachie for almost 60 years, having first taken a shift in 1959.

A well known face, Mr Brandie worked there with his late wife Dorothy, whose family had owned the little riverside pub since first buying it in 1919.

The Fiddichside Inn closed for more than two years following Mr Brandie's death but was reopened by new owners Ali Hunter and her son Guy in early 2020.

Now the pub is on the market for offers over £350,000 with CCL Property, the listing reads: "Built in 1842 as “refreshment rooms” for the local railway workers the Fiddichside Inn is now offered for sale as a charming pub with an adjacent self-catering cottage.

"Occupying an idyllic and tranquil position overlooking the river Fiddich this is a rare opportunity to acquire an historic business in the heart of Speyside that has not been on the open market for over 100 years. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the unique opportunity that this sale represents."

Find out more and view the listing on the estate agent's website.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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