Sometimes, a trip further afield is well-worth the reward, none more so than at The Copper Dog in Craigellachie. Just a 30-minute drive from Strathspey Lodge, The Copper Dog is popular with locals and travellers alike, drawn by the fine selection of local beers, whiskies, ales, and cocktails. Fresh produce forms the bedrock of the menu, with imaginative dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients, with a farm-to-fork commitment guaranteed to enhanced flavours. With a roaring wood fire in winter and a delightful sun terrace for outside dining in summer, The Copper Dog is the go-to pub for lunch or dinner, or just a relaxing drink, at any time of year.

Distance from Strathspey Lodge: 40 Minute drive