The name Caberfeidh (pronounced Caber-fay) is Scottish Gaelic for stag's antlers. Traditionally, the chief of Clan MacKenzie was known as 'Caberfeidh', derived from the old Mackenzie Coat of Arms. This is the name of the family who many years ago set up a shop in the building. It has undergone several changes since then, including a café before becoming a bar, restaurant and now a dining pub.
The Caberfeidh was taken over by Colin Craig and Lesley Crosfield in March 2014, as an addition to their renowned Michelin starred restaurant and boutique hotel The Albannach, also in Lochinver.
Self-taught chefs Colin and Lesley met while the latter was running her small hotel and dining pub Altskeith in Kinlochard near Aberfoyle in the Trossachs. They bought the historic old house which became The Albannach in 1990 and have dedicated their lives since to making it what it is now – a stylish boutique hotel and, up until the final dinner in November 2017, Britain’s most northerly Michelin-starred restaurant.
Lesley and Colin have now moved their cooking effort to the Caberfeidh, to further develop it as a food destination - an informal, relaxed and casual version of Albannach dining. They will continue to run The Albannach on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
Located in the heart of the village where the River Inver meets the sea, The Caberfeidh is a harmonious addition, furthering Lochinver’s growing reputation as a culinary destination.
The emphasis is on local, seasonal, free range and wild produce, including locally caught fish and shellfish, as well as wild game, free range beef and lamb.
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