Get thee to Cawdor, where thy destiny awaits

In the Royal Burgh of Nairn, just east of Inverness, outstanding traditional village inn The Cawdor Tavern is up for sale after 30 successful years under family ownership.

The picturesque conservation village of Cawdor is perhaps best known for Cawdor Castle, which was originally built in the 14th century, and later provided the setting for ‘Macbeth’, Shakespeare’s bloody tale of murderous Scottish noblemen and women.

Present day Cawdor, sitting around five miles from Nairn and 12 miles east of Inverness, is substantially more peaceful, and the Tavern that sits near its centre has been attracting a solid bar and restaurant trade under the long term care of Norman and Christine Sinclair.

Now the Tavern is on the market through Graham + Sibbald, which described the sale as a ‘fantastic opportunity to acquire a well-established business’ with a good reputation and frequent return clients.

The property includes a large bar/restaurant area, a cosy public bar, a large function room, a ‘quaint’ beer garden, and a detached four-bedroom house.

G+S said: “It is evident the current owner Norman Sinclair has invested time and effort into the property and as he moves on to pursue other interest, he has left behind an outstanding business.”

The Sinclairs themselves commented: “After spending many years in hospitality from the family business of The Moorings Hotel in Fort William and building The Classroom in Nairn, Cawdor Tavern has been a very special to run.”

G+S agent Martin Sutherland, added: “This outstanding business has proven itself to be a key player in Nairnshire attracting large crowds all year round.  It is regarded as one of the most impressive traditional pubs in the area and its reputation is well known.

“The seller has decided now is the time to pursue other interests and step away from the trade leaving behind a very well-presented business for the next owner to enjoy.”

G+S are inviting offers around £1,100,000 for The Cawdor Tavern.