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British Cheese Awards

Our most recent award came in September 2013 when Ballathie was announced the winner of the the Best Cheeseboard in Scotland and the UK.

The award was announced at the British Cheese Awards in the village of Churchill near Oxford in the heart of the Cotswold hills.

"It was a very pleasant surprise. We weren't expecting to win such an honour because of the popularity of the Awards and huge number of entrants," said Ballathie's General Manager, Jody Marshall. 

He added: "It's the latest example of the great culinary strides we're achieving at Ballathie to make it a major dining destination. Cheese is part of Britain's food heritage and an important part of a meal."

It is fabulous to have our quality and selection of Cheese recognised, we offer a minimum of 13 cheeses at dinner, whilst Scott Scorer also makes our own soft cheese and biscuits, bread and chutney.


Cheese extravaganza weekend

November 2013

Juliet Harbutt

In keeping with our ongoing plan to bring our guests exciting Gourmet experiences to savour, we are delighted and extremely pleased to be welcome back Juliet Harbutt, Chairman of the British Cheese Awards and an exceptional inspirational speaker to Ballathie  in November.

Come along and meet Juliet who will be hosting a week-end of Cheese making, presenting, tasting and selecting excellant wines and unusual drinks.

Known as The Cheese Lady, world renowned cheese guru Juliet's mission is to promote excellence and raise awareness of cheese and its magic, especially artisan cheeses. She created the Great British Cheese Festival, assisted in setting up the Specialist Cheese Association and is no stranger to TV and Radio. With 5 books to her name and personal appearances on Radio 4's Food programme, Saturday Kitchen, Come Dine with me and not to forget The Hairy Bikers - you can safely say, what Juliet might not know about cheese, is definitely not worth knowing.

Join us for an afternoon of learning how to make cheese and how to create the perfect cheese board, taste a few lesser known Scottish cheeses and marvel at the selction of drinks Juliet has specially chosen.

Alternatively reserve one of the limited spaces at our Cheese Masterclass Dinner, a fabulour 4 course gourmet dinner, specially created by Chef Scott Scorer, and join with Juliet as she guides you through a cheese platter of outstanding quality.

Contact us for further details



New Year  New Website  New photo's

February 2013

We are proud to be unveiling our 'new look' hotel website here at  A fresh new look for the new year.  Built on a new Content Management System, out new site allows us to keep you up to date with what is happening at Ballathie in a user friendly manner.  We have made the navigation easier and smoother, so we hope you find what you are looking for with ease. Our Sales and Marketing Manager, Lin Mitchell has pushed and encouraged us each step of the way, ensuring deadlines were achieved.

For our regular guests, you may notice some fabulous new photograhy mingled with some of our old favourites, along with a slightly more up to the minute subtle change to our Logo. 

Our grateful thanks must go to Simon Jauncey, our Photographer, who captured some fabulous shots and really captured the unique aspect of Ballathie.

Thanks must also go to Mark Baillie at GT4, for his patience and skill in pulling everything together and giving us a website for the modern age.  Fully reactive, the new site will resize fully should you be looking at it on your ipad or your mobile phone.  Technology..!


Relish Scotland Second Helping

February 2012 

Look out for the new issue of a cookery book called Relish Scotland, second helping. You will find Ballathie's team of Chef's along with their fabulous recipes on pages 40-49.

Head Chef Scott Scorer brings together the finest produce from Perthshire and beyond to create a fresh twist on Scotland's classic cuisine.  Home grown herbs, game and beef from the Ballathie Estate and fresh seafood - hand dived scallops are delivered to our doorstep by the diver !. 

Recipes inlcude Presse of Confit Duck, smoked Gressinham Duck Breast with Foie Gras Mousse and Peanut Butter Parfait.

The Book is for sale in the Hotel, and Chef will be delighted to personalise a personal message in each book sold - ideal as a gift.



Scotland the Best

"A true country house hotel on the Tay that you fall in love with."  That's how the latest edition of one of Scotland's top travel guides describes Ballathie.  The 2012 version of  Scotland the Best says "Ballathie is probably the best place to stay near Perth".  The guide, compiled by Peter Irvine, praises its "superb position" on the River Tay adds "Good dining, great fishing, good for a weekend away… Love the approach, red squirrels, copper beeches, golden corn."


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