Paul and Lyndy Geddes have taken over the Braeval Hotel and Bandstand Bar and Restaurant in Nairn.
Lyndy was previously a director in an ombudsman’s firm and Paul worked in IT and this is their first foray into the hospitality industry. The hotel, which has 11 guest rooms, is to get a makeover.
Lyndy told DRAM, “We want to keep it cosy and friendly but we also want to add a beer garden with painted board games on the top of the tables. We are also going to expand the covers to around 125. We’re really enjoying the challenge because we both enjoy new things. We are a pair of magpies.”
The range of beer and cask ales has already been expanded and more than 140 malt whiskies and 40 gins are now on offer. The couple also confirmed that they will be carrying on the legacy left by the previous owners, Morag and Gordon Holding, including the Bandstand Beer Festival, now in its eleventh year.