New owners take the throne

Inverness’s Castle Tavern has changed hands

NEW operators are at the helm of The Castle Tavern in Inverness following a deal brokered by property agent ASG Commercial.

• The Castle Tavern benefits from strong local support and a high levels of tourist trade.

The pub, which sits on the banks of the River Ness opposite the entrance to Inverness Castle, was acquired by John Robertson and family for an undisclosed sum.

The pub is said to attract a broad clientele, benefitting from “strong local support” and “consistently high levels of tourist-related trade” from people visiting the castle and from the cruise ships which dock at Invergordon.

It is good to see that traditional pubs like this one are still popular.

Jackie MacGregor, marketing director at ASG Commercial, said The Castle Tavern attracted a high level of interest while on the market.

“This was a popular property; there was a great deal of interest right from the first advert,” she said.
“It is good to see that traditional pubs like this one with a good mix of wet sales along with good pub food are still popular despite the challenges this sector of the hospitality market has experienced. The business focuses on the provision of a wide range of cask and keg ales in addition to having a well-stocked bar and busy kitchen.

“The new owners are a family operation and are keen to continue to run the Tavern in a similar fashion; we wish them well.”