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Food and drink in Caithness

Home to several award-winning food and drink businesses, Caithness is a great place to visit if you consider yourself a foodie. You can experience a taste of the Highlands in our Lounge Bar and Beat 4 restaurant, and take a bit of your holiday home by stocking up on some of the many and varied local treats on offer. From delicious jams, chutneys, charcuterie and goat's cheese, to award-winning biscuits, cakes and chocolates, there is plenty to choose from.

Ulbster Arms Lounge, Bar and Restaurant

For guests and visitors of the Ulbster Arms in Halkirk, we have several dining options available. The bar offers a wide selection of spirits, lager, cider, beer and cask ales, along with an informal menu. Beat 4 Restaurant presents a more formal fine dining menu. For larger gatherings and special occasions, we offer function room hire. We also have some exciting food and drink experiences for you to enjoy!

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Local brewery tours

Enjoy flavourful ales in the most northern headlands at John O' Groats Brewery. Take a tour of the brewery, pick up some beers in the shop and relax with a drink in the tasting room.

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Distilleries in Caithness

If sampling gin, vodka, rum or whisky is more your thing, Caithness is home to numerous award-winning businesses that are waiting to welcome you at their distilleries. Such as Old Pulteney, Wolfburn, North Point Distillery, 8 Doors Distillery and Dunnet Bay Distillers.


Book a break in Caithness

Stay at the Ulbster Arms Hotel and Lodges in Halkirk for fabulous food and drink in Caithness! From our own bar and restaurant to great local visitor centres and experiences.