(Edit 26.04.21 – Whoop whoop the nation’s fave pit stop on the A9 is open again for toilet breaks, food and shopping)
House of Bruar
Hands up who’s headed north this summer? Up that ever-popular – we say this with slight tongue in cheek due to tailbacks and speed cameras – A9?
Did you drive past House of Bruar? It’s a cunningly well-placed stop-off point and now a destination in its own right. Just far enough north of Pitlochry and south of Aviemore to be a welcome and easy comfort stop on the A9 which suffers from a serious lack of easy to access stops.
But it’s much much more than a comfort stop now – albeit with fairly luxurious cloakrooms well stocked with Caledonia Washrooms Services. We’re delighted to be supplying Hygiene Bins, Nappy Bins, Air Fresheners and Biozone Air Sterilizer units as well the usual washroom supplies. Sweet smells always waft from the cloakrooms, regular and timely bin management mean no overflowing detritus. The Biozone by using purifying PhotoPlasma technology reaches places no other cleaning technology can to eliminate bacteria, fungus and viruses both in the air and on surfaces.
Busy Cloakrooms at House of Bruar
When your cloakrooms are as busy as House of Bruar – and believe us they are busy every opening hour of every opening day – it’s essential to
have a Cloakroom partner you can rely upon. Thank you House of Bruar for trusting Caledonia Washroom Services to deliver. But back to more about this
They have a very large restaurant serving freshly cooked food from breakfast to 3-course lunches and afternoon teas. Soups are always fresh and wholesome with lashings of bread, cakes will make a serious dent in anyone’s daily calorie allowance and a wide range of main course options means everyone is catered for. But be warned, it’s nearly always busy!
But if a coffee stop is not required but rather a leg stretch or dog walk then House of Bruar has plenty of space and nearby is Bruar itself with its pretty falls. The Falls of Bruar are a series of waterfalls on the Bruar Water about 8 miles from Pitlochry. Start from House of Bruar car park, walk around the building and follow the signs for ‘Falls of Bruar’. There is a choice of two waymarked paths. The shorter route is on clear paths for those short on time or energy while the longer route continues past the first bridge and climbs to the top of the falls, forming a circular path back to the car park. Note that paths can be slippy and children should be closely supervised at all times as there are sheer drops at the gorge edge.
It’s the little things that count
One small touch we love at House of Bruar is that they have a shady parking spot especially for dogs in cars!
House of Bruar is also a tweed and country clothing lover’s paradise with hall after hall of upmarket clothing and accessories. But if a wee bargain is what rocks your boat, there is also a Sale Hall tucked up at the back of the complex. Need a tin of shortbread to take home or some delicious Scottish delicacies for gifts, there is something for everyone. Loved the heather on the hills? Buy your own in their garden section.
One of the latest additions to the House of Bruar complex is a Fish and Chip shop which is open later in the evening than the main restaurant for weary travellers. Traditional Fish & Chips is, of course, available as are all the usual chippie favourites. But we can highly recommend a little bit of additional luxury with the Lobster & Chips.
House of Bruar has made a comfort stop into a destination of distinction.