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Alexander Smail

Inside the luxury Scottish farm shop in the Highlands named one of UK's best

A gorgeous upscale department store situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands has been named as one of the best in the UK.

The House Of Bruar, located approximately 10 miles north of Pitlochry in Perthshire, has been shortlisted for the 2023 Farm Shop & Deli Retailer Awards in the Scotland category.

The other nominees are Belhaven Smokehouse in Dunbar, KJ's Bothy Bakery in Grantown-on-Spey, Macauley's Fruit and Veg Merchant in Burntisland, and The Kedar Pantry in Mouswald.

Described by VisitScotland as "Scotland's most prestigious independent store", the House Of Bruar includes luxury clothes shops, gift shops, a food hall, and even a restaurant. The unique shopping centre describes itself as the UK's "leading Scottish country clothing specialist".

At House of Bruar, visitors will find a range of different types of clothes, including classic tweed, modern outdoor wear, and casual clothing. Among the brands available are Barbour, Joules, The North Face, Levi's, Patagonia, and Gant.

Elsewhere, shoppers can pick up a wide assortment of miscellaneous goods, from kitchenware to toiletries to handmade pottery. The House Of Bruar even has a dedicated fishing selection, including specialist clothing, fishing rods, lures, and reels.

The upmarket shopping centre includes everything from groceries to high-end fashion (The House of Bruar)

Moving through to the impressive Food Hall, you'll be able to pick up all kinds of tasty goods. As well as "exceptional meats, sausages and prime cuts" selected by a specialist 'Master Butcher', there's also a wide range of whiskies, wines and spirits, plus a large number of cheeses, cured meats, and award-winning pies.

Those who work up an appetite shopping can head to The House of Bruar Restaurant to refuel with anything from a gourmet sandwich or homemade soup to a handmade pie, traditional haggis, or freshly fried fish.

Providing a "a warm and inviting atmosphere to relax and enjoy a leisurely lunch", the self-service restaurant is situated in a Victorian-style glass-covered conservatory.

The House of Bruar's impressive Food Hall is home to an "endless selection of traditional Scottish food" (The House of Bruar)

House of Bruar Food Hall Senior Buyer Robert Thain commented: "The Food Hall and wider House of Bruar Team are hugely excited to be selected as a regional finalist for Scotland. We strive hard every day to deliver the best produce, quality and service to our customers and it’s a great achievement that this effort is being recognised by the Farm Shop & Deli Show Retailer awards."

The Farm Shop & Deli Retailer Awards are "renowned for supporting, and celebrating, local specialist retailers" across 12 categories and nine regions. For 2023, particular consideration is being given to retailers that play "an important role in supporting and developing their team".

The winners will be announced live at the Farm Shop & Deli Show on Tuesday, April 25 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Other categories include Best Baker, Best Butcher, Best Fishmonger, and Best Online Business.

More information can be found on the House of Bruar and Farm Shop and Deli Retailer Awards websites.

Farm Shop and Deli Retailer Awards finalists 2023 - Scotland

  • Belhaven Smokehouse, Dunbar
  • KJ's Bothy Bakery, Grantown-on-Spey
  • Macauley's Fruit and Veg Merchant, Burntisland
  • The Kedar Pantry, Mouswald
  • The House of Bruar, Pitlochry

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