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The Mash Tun in Aberlour The Bar in the Mash Tun
The Station Bar (Mash Tun) circa 1936 Inside The Mash Tun

Welcome to The Mash Tun in Aberlour, in the heart of Scotland's Malt Whisky Country


The Mash Tun is situated on the banks of the famous River Spey in the heart of Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail in the beautiful village of Aberlour.

The Mash Tun is currently owned and run by Mark & Karen Braidwood, both of whom have a real passion for great food and Scottish malt whisky.  This is reflected in the locally sourced and well presented food offered by friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff.

Enjoy locally sourced food and Scottish whisky, and stay in one of the five recently refurbished whisky themed rooms situated above the bar area.  Comfortable and well appointed, each of our rooms are individual and named after local whisky distilleries.

Your accommodation may be reserved online through or by contacting us using the details below.

We look very much forward to welcoming you soon to The Mash Tun!
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Special Offers at The Mash Tun

Weekly Stay Special Offer 2018   
 Available Throughout 2018  
 Stay 7 Nights - Pay Only For 6!  
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Winter 3 for 2 Special Offer 2018/2019  
 Available From 1st October 2018 - 31st March 2019  
 Stay for 3 Nights and Pay for Only 2!  
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Winter Dinner, B&B Special Offer 2018/2019   
 Available From 1st November 2018 - 28th February 2019  

Two Course Dinner from our Winter Special Menu and B&B for Single Occupancy from Only £90.00 per night and for Double Occupancy from Only £130.00 per night

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The Mash Tun History

Formerly known as "The Station Bar" the building was originally constructed in 1896 by James Campbell, a sea captain, who instructed a marine architect to design the building in the shape of a small ship.

A pledge contained in the title deeds, made in 1963 by the owner at the time states that since Dr Beeching closed the railway in Aberlour then a name change was appropriate - but that if ever a train should pull up at the station again then the pub will revert to "The Station Bar".

The current name comes from the whisky and brewing industry and is the large vessel or vat in which the malted barley is mixed with water and yeast.

Commonly these vessels are anywhere up to eight metres in diameter and up to 6 metres deep. In practice there are large stirrers that are mechanically driven inside a mash tun.