Welcome to The Havelock Hotel website. The Havelock is a small inn 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.
The Havelock has wonderful views over the Moray Firth and takes full advantage of its position with a large outside decking area, perfect for dining or 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.
The Public Bar is popular with locals who drop by for a game of pool, televised sports and the Tuesday Pub Quiz. There’s a good range of lagers, beers and bottled ales along with an interesting selection of gins, whiskies and cocktails. Bar meals are served daily and the restaurant is open at weekends.
Winter Hours: Mon, Tues and Thurs: 4pm - midnight, Friday & Sat 12 noon - 12.30pm, Sun 12 noon - midnight..
The bistro-style restaurant at the Havelock serves traditional Scottish dishes freshly made from locally sourced produce. Scottish steak and home-made burgers are a speciality. The Steak Sizzler Night on Friday and Saturday is always popular. See FOOD page for more details. The restaurant is popular locally and booking is recommended. During winter months, the Restaurant is closed. Meals are served in the Public Bar only.
Fri & Sat 12 - 2.30 pm & 5.30 - 9pm. Sunday 12 - 2.30 pm.
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.