Food & Drink

Pulteney Distillery, Wick


The Pulteney Distillery has been distilling Single Malt Scotch Whisky in Caithness since 1826. By Wick’s historic harbour, the quietly maturing spirit lies in hand-selected oak casks, slowly capturing the unique character of this stunning landscape with its long seafaring history. Old Pulteney is classed as the Genuine Maritime Malt and embodiment of history, people and place. In 2012, the Old Pulteney 21 won the coveted “World Whisky of the Year” award in the world’s leading whisky guide, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.

Dunnet Bay Distillery


Dunnet Bay Distillery located in the spectacular bay of Dunnet where the freshest of air and the purest of water are in abundance.

Our gin uses “rock rose” and a blend of local and traditional botanicals to create a unique taste from the Highlands of Scotland.

John O Groats Brewery


Creating quality craft ales from the unspoilt waters of the far North of Scotland

From the far north…

Wolfburn Distillery

Wolfburn is the most northerly whisky distillery on the Scottish mainland, and our master craftsmen fashion their whisky the same way it has always been made: by hand, using only the finest ingredients, and without haste.

Captain’s Galley

Captain’s Galley, The Harbour, Scrabster, KW14 7UJ
+44 (0)1847 894 999

Simplicity, Integrity, Traceability, Seasonality and Sustainability are the five pillars upon which Captain’s Galley is built, Having sympathetically renovated the ‘Scrabster Ice House & Salmon Bothy’ Jim and Mary Cowie created Captain’s Galley – one of the world’s leading seafood restaurants, serving the freshest local seafood, direct from fishing boats landing virtually at their doorstep.

Whaligoe Steps Café

The Square,Whaligoe, Ulbster,KW2 6AA

+44 (0)1955 651 702 |

We are a small family run restaurant with an eclectic menu, reflecting our extensive travels before settling in Caithness. Come for our wonderful hearthbreads (baked to order), our fresh local seafood, excellent pizza’s, home made venison burgers and lots more. Our fresh soup and cake selection changes daily, and our house hot chocolate is blended from a mix of cream, milk and 100% cacao Callebaut callets, sweetened with a little sugar and honey, and topped with whipped cream.

Forse Of Nature

Forse Of Nature, Forse House, Latheron, KW5 6DG
+44 (0)1593 741 363

Forse of Nature is a dog friendly cafe and local craft centre with both B&B and self catering accommodation. Set in Forse House a 18th Century mansion, with 24 acres of mature woodland and sea views

Forss House Hotel
Forss House Hotel, Bridge of Forss, Near Thurso, KW14 7XY
+44 (0)1847 861 201

Forss House is a delightful 1810 country house hotel set in 20 acres of woodland, below a waterfall, on a loop of the gently meandering River Forss.The restaurant at Forss House Hotel has a reputation as one of the finest in the North and is the only 2 AA Rosette restaurant in Caithness

Seaview Hotel, John O’Groats, Caithness, KW1 4YR

+44(0)1955 611 220

Seaview Hotel is ideally situated for your holiday in the North of Scotland, with stunning views overlooking the Pentland Firth, Stroma and the Orkney Islands and only 300yds from the John O’Groats Ferry Terminal and a couple of minutes from the Gills Bay Ferry. As a small and popular family run hotel, the Seaview offers a warm welcome at the end of the road to everyone, all year round, and has ample off road free parking, a secure lock-up for bicycles and most of all, friendly staff

The Caithness Collection

The Caithness Collection is a family run group of three hotels – The Norseman Hotel, Wick, The Pentland Hotel, Thurso and The Castletown Hotel, all in Caithness.

The Norseman Hotel is located overlooking the River Wick in the small picturesque Viking town of Wick, offering comfortable accommodation and service.

MacKays Hotel Wick

A warm welcome awaits Relax in comfort from the moment you arrive at Mackays Hotel, Wick on the North Coast 500. Business or Pleasure? For business, pleasure, events and special occasions.

The Weigh Inn Hotel – Thurso, Caithness

Situated overlooking the Pentland Firth with panoramic views of the Orkney Islands, this busy Hotel is located in two acres of it’s own grounds, situated on the outskirts of Thurso, at the junction of the A9 to Scrabster Harbour and the main road to the west coast of the Highlands, within two minutes of the Orkney car ferry. Across the Firth, lies the Orkney Island of Hoy with the much-publicised Old Man of Hoy clearly visible at its western extremity.

The Ferry Inn Hotel – Scrabster,

The hotel boasts two bars, the famous Popeye’s public bar, and a quiet lounge bar, serving a selection of drinks hot and cold drinks. Our restaurant The Upper Deck, prides itself on having the very best cuisine in the North of Scotland, in the most picturesque of settings, overlooking Thurso Bay and Scrabster Harbour. The Upper Deck Restaurant has long had the reputation as “The Steakhouse” in the area