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Copper Dog at The Craigellachie Hotel, Craigellachie, Moray

Copper Dog at The Craigellachie Hotel

4.3
4.3
334 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
The Copper Dog is The Craigellachie"s bar and eatery located at the basement level of the hotel. Mischievously named after the cylinders distillery workers used to pilfer whisky The Copper Dog is a place to sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. The Copper Dog showcases the best of local fare. Where possible food has been sourced within a 40 mile radius from local hand-picked suppliers. The bar is well stocked with a great range of local whiskies, craft beers and a selection of real Scottish ales from Spey Valley Brewery and Windswept Brewing Company among other local breweries. Since launching in May 2014, Copper Dog has gone from strength to strength offering the best of local produce to all its customers.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 1:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01340 881204
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 334 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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334 Reviews
  1. RobinH

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, quiet atmosphere with few guests due to COVID but enjoyed our visit for 14th wedding anniversary

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  2. GeorgeT

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was okay, service was fair, ambience was poor due to CONvid which appears to be every excuse to do as little as possible. Not sure we'd return, our booking was for 19:45, due to CONvid coming alive at 18:00 we dinned earlier. We only discovered our inability to dine at 19:45 through calling the venue, no contact was received from the venue prior to our call. We're all about supporting the economy at this time however when a venue is focussed on doing as little as possible it doesn't motivate one to return.

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  3. SusieB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food and great service! Highly recommend eating there.

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  4. SuzanneM

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous lunch at The Copper Dog, the atmosphere is great and they were so friendly and accommodating. We will be back!

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  5. MarkB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service, as always, in a relaxing atmosphere.

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  6. LauraBuchanan

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food but slightly overpriced in my opinion. £28 for monkfish and prawn curry is at least £8 too much on my opinion.

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  7. GrantS

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous use of fresh local ingredients and wonderful flavours. Great value for money

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  8. Ellie

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The initial service was good, staff were friendly. However once the main course was served no one came back to ask if the food was okay and if we needed anything, we would have ordered drinks. We just had the water on the table. I had to go up to one member of staff to ask for ketchup. The ketchup never arrived, we were ignored. That member of staff passed us 3 times and even served the table next to us. The food was good but service could be better.

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  9. LauraG

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We have always been regular visitors rk the Copper Dog, but have become disappointed. We went on Sunday for a treat but spent most of the time waiting. The server kept pulling his mask down to speak - not really the point of the mask! None of the staff were warm and we were constantly promised things that didn’t materialise. The food was decent enough but the lack of service annoyed us so much it’ll be a while til we are back. This is not the time to let standards slip!

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  10. Golfers

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    No better place to stop and enjoy a lovely meal. A delight.

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  11. AdamP

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal, we went to the Copper Dog for my brothers birthday, the staff were very attentive, altogether a lovely evening

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  12. BrianW

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had to wait a long time for service while other guests were looked after much quicker

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual 1st class 👍🏻🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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  14. DonaldM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere and location, food was good quality, only complaint was portion was on the small side for the price. Service was excellent!

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  15. Liza

    Inverness

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Burgers were lovely, sandwiches were frankly lacking in bread and filling, they were so small! Our order arrived with 2 meals missing, we ended up asking 4 different staff members for the food. The rest of the table had finished eating by the time it arrived. I will say that they took the price of the 2 meals off the bill but that doesn't make up for the disruption during the meal.

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  16. EmmaS

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place. Took three smalls dogs and they were so happy there. Food was amazing and lovely staff. Will definitely be back!

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  17. Vikki

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Felt safe with the current restrictions in place, staff were very helpful & polite. Food was excellent, will definitely be back.

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  18. DeWDjW

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good . Staff were pleasant enough . Social distancing observed .

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  19. NennyB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Birthday meal - very attentive servers Delicious meals Excellent wine suggestion

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  20. EilidhR

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, friendly service and great food & drinks!

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  21. SueG

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good food, cosy place. Staff very welcoming and friendly. Managing Covid arrangements well

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  22. JamesG

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were both excellent, it’s nice to see simple food done really well.

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  23. JMcG

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the copper dog. Great food and ambiance but the last twice I have been there, I have been disappointed with the service. I went with a friend for lunch in the summer and the woman in charge didn’t crack a smile once. This week I went there for my birthday and a friend had organised champagne for our arrival. When I asked for the bill, my daughter contacted my friend who had organised the champagne to say we hadn’t received it. A few minutes later two glasses of champagne were plonked down in the table without comment. A man who was wandering about the restaurant who I assumed was the manager, never engaged with any customers the whole time we were there. This place should be amazing but the service brings it down. That said, I will give it another chance

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  24. Katherin

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Copper Dog, we ordered a mixture of meat and vegetarian options and all were absolutely delicious! The service was excellent, really friendly and quick too. A huge collection of drinks available, we loved the whisky bar upstairs, beautiful art deco style with wall to floor shelves of whisky!! Angus was incredibly helpful with our decision making and the drinks were great. Very relaxing ambient atmosphere, we didn't want to leave when the taxi arrived!

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  25. SusanS

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was very good, the rare steak was cooked to perfection and fish pie was nice, needed more mash on it. Waited a long time for food to be delivered and after other tables who had ordered, who they were residents. The servers only made an effort to converse with residents and we had to wait 20mins for the bill. We only had a main course and was expensive for what we had. It was a birthday meal out and was not the best place to spend it. We overhead the barman saying it was the quietest night they had had since it reopened so wasnt that busy. Music was playing which added to the ambience. What was a favourite of ours, has left me disappointed .

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  26. Rimple

    London

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were in a private room, and we were forgotten between courses, I had to get up to find someone to order dessert , not great for what they charge

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  27. DinahB

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service. Able to take the dog in, which is nice.

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  28. PaulC

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were really friendly but the service was rather slow, but expected in these strange times. Food was good but not as good as I remember the last time I was here (a couple of years ago).

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  29. Claire

    Inverness

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good, however, service let the dining experience down. 'Background' music was also too loud where we were seated.

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  30. DinahB

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place. Good food, friendly staff, gluten free no problem, dog no problem, what's not to like?

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  31. MeredithL

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere, would come back 100%

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Accommodated a baby and high chair and applied Covid rules

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  33. Karl

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great venue, well spaced tables and a relaxed atmosphere.

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  34. Parky

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eaten here before and I will eat here again. Super

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  35. RodgerB

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Covid procedures in place, staff were very attentive, food was great, overall a good night out.

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  36. LISAB

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice meal amazing food friendly staff. Would recommend

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  37. Morag

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dinner in the Copper Dog. Steak was excellent! Good service. Well organised and felt very safe.

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  38. SusanS

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited for a while to have our food order taken. Other diners arrived after and were served food before we’d even ordered. Food was pretty average, nothing special.

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  40. DeborahW

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service, friendly staff, lovely atmosphere

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Copper Dog, Craigellachie Hotel, Craigellachie, Moray AB38 9SR

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Inverness
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 1:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access
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