A taste of local luxury

James Thomson of Prestonfield and The Witchery with Christopher Sleigh of Sleigh’s.

THE team behind Edinburgh venues Prestonfield House and The Witchery by the Castle has teamed with luxury tour operator Sleigh’s to launch a new food and drink-focused tour package.

The Taste of Scotland food trails will be available to overnight guests of either Prestonfield or The Witchery, offering them a range of activities with local producers that includes foraging with Buck & Birch in East Lothian, quad bike or tractor tours at Old Leckie Farm near Stirling and a tour of the Glenturret Distillery in Perthshire (and a bar lunch at the distillery’s Michelin Star restaurant, The Glenturret Lalique). Guests will have the use of a private chauffeur to travel to the various locations. The story of the produce will conclude with an evening meal back at Prestonfield or The Witchery. The Taste of Scotland packages start at £1345 per person.

James Thomson, owner of both venues, said: “Quality local and seasonal produce has been at the heart of our fine dining experiences at Prestonfield and The Witchery by the Castle for over 40 years, so we’ve been proudly supporting and celebrating the best of Scotland’s larder long before it became more fashionable.

“To help mark Scotland’s official Year of Stories in 2022, we’re really excited to be working with our long-standing partners at Sleigh’s to build on our long food and drink tradition and offer our overnight guests a new tailor-made way to experience produce right on our doorstep.

“Not only will our guests be able to meet local producers in person and learn more about the industry, but they’ll also get the chance to complete the story of the journey from land and sea to plate with dinner and an overnight stay at Prestonfield or The Witchery by the Castle.”