Local Area

Eat – Explore – Experience – Enjoy

"Rome was built on seven hills, but Dufftown stands on seven stills" is a well-known phrase that highlights Dufftown's prominence in the whisky industry

Nestled in the heart of Scotland’s renowned Speyside region, Dufftown is a picturesque town often hailed as the “Whisky Capital of the World.” Surrounded by rolling hills and lush landscapes, Dufftown is home to a rich history and a vibrant community. Visitors can explore iconic distilleries like Glenfiddich and The Balvenie, where centuries-old traditions meet modern craftsmanship. The town’s whisky heritage is celebrated with the annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, offering tastings, tours, and events that delight enthusiasts from around the globe, as well as having year round Whisky Shop.


Beyond whisky, Dufftown boasts charming stone buildings, and delightful eateries that showcase the best of Scottish hospitality. The nearby Balvenie Castle, a medieval fortress, and the stunning Craigellachie Bridge, designed by Thomas Telford, provide glimpses into the region’s storied past.

Outdoor enthusiasts will revel in the scenic walking trails, such as the Dufftown to Craigellachie trail, offering breathtaking views of the Speyside countryside. Whether you’re a whisky aficionado, history buff, or nature lover, Dufftown promises a warm welcome and an unforgettable experience in the heart of Speyside.

Louise & James Creane-Smith


Spice of India
Church Street, Dufftown
Open 7 days from 4pm, order online for take out or dine-in
Award Winning – Best Scottish Indian Restaurant

The Capercaillie
The Square, Dufftown
“This restaurant was a delightful find in Dufftown. The food was so good we had dinner here two nights in a row.”

Whisky Capital Inn
Church Street, Dufftown
Open 7 days,
Lunch: 12.00pm to 3:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Local Bar too 


Seven Stills
Fife Street, Dufftown
BOOKING ONLY FOR MEALS by email – come by anytime after 6pm for drinks in the lounge if they are open, as shown in this pdf link
Relax & Dine

The Cozy Coo
Fife Street, Dufftown
Monday – Saturday from 8am
Great for breakfast, lunch and early dinner, closed typically 5pm.  Check out Friday night Pizza, delicious and open until 7pm for Take out or Dine it


Dufftown Fusion
Balvenie Street, Dufftown
Selection of Fish & Chips, Kebabs and Thai Cuisine to dine in or take out

The Coffee Pot
Balvenie Street
Quaint café known for its hearty breakfasts, light lunches. Open Mon-Sat 9am-3pm




Discover the charm of Dufftown and its picturesque surroundings with a variety of outdoor adventures and nearby attractions. Embark on the Dufftown to Craigellachie trail, a scenic walk along the old railway line offering breathtaking views of the Speyside countryside. Visit Balvenie Castle, a medieval fortress steeped in history, or marvel at the stunning architecture of Craigellachie Bridge, designed by Thomas Telford.

Falconry Centre

Auchindoun Castle

Dufftown to Aberlour cross-country walk

Speyside Tours whisky walks, gin golf and more…


Which Distilleries have Visitor Centres in Speyside – see below for the list and their distance from Dufftown.  Importantly do contact in advance, very few, if any distilleries will be able to accept ad-hoc arrivals.

Tours and Experiences are to be booked in advance for all distilleries


The 'Local' Bar

The Comm Bar
Church Street

With a long-standing history in the town, and a popular spot for locals to have a fly drink and enjoy a traditional pub meal.   You’ll be sure to be welcomed by the hosts and regular patrons alike.  The football is usually on the TV,  the jukebox playing, with a dartboard, pool table and at times live music.
Find ‘The Comm’ in The Whisky Capital Inn


British Legion
50 Balvenie Street

We offer more than 50 malt whiskies in the comfort of our lounge bar where you can play pool, snooker and darts.  

There is a Stramash (Evening of Scottish Music) every Monday night, all through the year.  We also have live music and dancing at weekends during the year which will be advertised locally.