Drovers Inn snapped up by Edinburgh group

ONE of Scotland’s oldest inns has been snapped up by an Edinburgh-based bar and pub group from an asking price of offers over £3 million.

The Drovers Inn at Inverarnan on Loch Lomond has been acquired by The Bruce Group, whose portfolio includes Whistle Binkies, Stramash and the Halfway House in the capital and Dusk nightclub in Stirling.

The Drovers was established in 1705 and is said to be one of Britain’s most haunted hotels.

The inn has bar and restaurant areas and 15 bedrooms, and is said to be a popular stop for walkers on the West Highland Way.

Gary Louttit, head of hospitality and leisure at Shepherd Chartered Surveyors who brokered the deal on behalf of the sellers after 18 years of ownership, said: “I am delighted to have been instructed to sell such an iconic hotel and to have been able to secure a sale of The Drovers on behalf of our clients.

“And I am particularly pleased to have sold The Drovers to operators whom I know will take the business on to a new level of prosperity in the future.”