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Submitted on Monday, 18th January 2016
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Balavil Hotel, Newtonmore

Main Street
Newtonmore
PH20 1DL
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David Ross left this review about Balavil Hotel

This 51 room hotel dates from the 1880s and was rebuilt in the 1900s as Newtonmore became a busy holiday resort. The public bar is called the "Shinty Bar," reflecting the hotel's and the village's long association with the ancient game of the Highlanders. The walls are decorated with photos of shinty teams and shinty sticks and a glass display cabinet contains several trophies. These were, presumably, won by the local team, Newtonmore Camanachd, who are one of Scotland's (and therefore the world's) top shinty teams. The bar is long and narrow, with the serving area at one end and a pool table at the other. A very welcome real fire is at the end where the bar staff are and, despite the shinty theme, the TV was showing football. A pint of Guinness cost me £3.50 and Tennent's and Innes and Gunn lagers, Caledonia Best and Magner's cider are also on draught.

On 18th January 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location is best guess
Newtonmore, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Kingussie, 2.78 miles, 53 min walk (show)
Dalwhinnie, 11.22 miles, 3 hr 36 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Balavil Hotel, Newtonmore
18th Jan 2016, 20:24
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18th Jan 2016, 19:07
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 25 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 25 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 25 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 25 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 25 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 25 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 25 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : No last updated 25 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 25 December 2015 by ROB Camra
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