Welcome to The Havelock Hotel website. The Havelock is a pub hotel located by the seaside in the popular tourist town of Nairn. Owned by Nairn locals, Gordon and Morag Holding, since August 2015, it has a welcoming, informal atmosphere and a lively bar.
The Havelock has views over the Moray Firth and takes full advantage of its position with a large outside decking area, perfect for enjoying a drink on a summer evening.
SCOTTISH PUB WITH ROOMS
The Havelock is a typical Scottish "pub with rooms" with five comfortable well-equipped en suite bedrooms. All bedrooms were fully refurbished in January 2016. Decor has a light and airy sea-side feel. Rooms are sold on a "room only" basis. However, there is the option to purchase breakfast served at our sister hotel (Braeval Hotel) two doors along from the Havelock. Alternatively, a "Grab 'n' Go" take-away breakfast is available to purchase. Rooms are affected by noise from the Bar, particularly at weekends, so if you prefer a quiet environment, the Havelock may not suit you.
The Public Bar is popular with locals who drop by for a game of pool, televised sports and the Tuesday Pub Quiz. On Sundays during summer months, there is live acoustic music in the bar, and an afternoon BBQ (weather permitting!) and a lively KARAOKE at night.. There’s a good range of lagers, beers and bottled ales along with an interesting selection of gins, whiskies and cocktails.
The Havelock is a lively pub with regular entertainment. On Sunday, there is often live acoustic music in the Bar, a BBQ in the Beer Garden (weather permitting) and on Sunday evenings, a popular KARAOKE NIGHT. It's a lot of fun and locals love to have visitors join in. (This can be noisy, so if you are thinking about staying, be aware that rooms can be affected by noise from the Bar)
Mon, Tues, Thurs: 12 noon - midnight
Wed and Sun 12 noon to 00.30 hrs
Fri and Sat 12 noon to 1 am
FOOD AT THE HAVELOCK
The Havelock is known for good quality bar food. In particular, fresh pizza made in our stone based pizza oven and steaks.
Daily Lunch & Dinner
12.00 - 2.30 pm and 5.30-9pm
(Restaurant open evening service only)
The Havelock is easy to find. It overlooks Nairn's Central Beach and the open grass area known as "The Links". It is 2 minustes walk from the town centre and a short distance from the Bus and Train Stations.
By Road: Easy access is by the A96 (the main trunk road between Inverness and Aberdeen). Nairn is 20 minutes drive from Inverness and 35 minutes drive from Elgin. From Inverness direction, on entering Nairn, continue on main road until you are approaching a mini roundabout. Just before the roundabout, turn left onto Crescent Road. Hotel is 50 yards on left hand side. From Aberdeen/Elgin direction, on entering Nairn, continue on main road until mini roundabout. Continue straight ahead onto Marine Road. Turn first left onto Crescent Road. Turn right (still on Crescent Road for front of hotel and parking.
By Rail: Nairn train station is on the main rail route between Inverness and Aberdeen. The station is a short drive or 20 minute walk from the hotel. Taxis are normally available at the station. On exiting train station continue ahead past Post Office and Classroom restaurant into town. Turn left (one way system). Move into right hand lane and turn right at traffic lights onto A96.
(Follow directions from Inverness by road as above)
By Air: Inverness airport is only 15 minutes from Nairn with regular flights from London, Glasgow and Edinburgh. If driving from the Airport, follow directions above as from Inverness by road.