Highland family go from field to fork
The Coach House Bar and Restaurant in Dornoch has been acquired by husband and wife team Tommy and Audrey Mackay in a reported six-figure deal, in partnership with their son Kenny, a chef. Together they bring 30-years of experience in business, having operated their own farm on Achavandra Muir and Dornoch Farm Butchers. The trio plans to start renovations of the restaurant and pub in the next three months to modernise interiors. Tommy Mackay said, “Dornoch’s population doubles during the summer months and we know the pub is always a hit with passing tourists. We decided to purchase the premises and use the skills and experience we have as a family to capitalise on the growing Scottish tourism market.
He continued, “Customers want locally sourced and traceable produce when eating out. We offer a selection of Scottish dishes including lamb and blades of beef that we can trace right back to the farm. It’s a real field to fork experience.”