Friday, June 24, 2022
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New beginnings at Balcomie Links Hotel

Balcomie Links Hotel in Crail, which was acquired by Drygate Inns in October, is gearing up to re-open followng the appointment of Annie Cullinane (pictured left) as General Manager. 

The hotel, which new owners Alan Bruce and Alastair Johnstone are currently transforming, will re-open in the Spring following the completion of Phase 1 of their refurbishment plan. A new reception area is being created and a full refit of the bar, restaurant and public areas are also underway along with a complete redesign of the bedrooms and ensuites.  

Subject to planning and licensing, another bar is being proposed for Phase 2. 

Before joining the hotel, Annie, was Operations Manager at Taymouth Marina, She said, “I’m already in love l and feel very privileged to be tasked with transforming this beautiful old building into a warm and welcoming space for all to enjoy.

“I can’t wait to start welcoming walkers, golfers, guests and our neighbours to the new look Balcomie Links Hotel.”

Alan Bruce, Managing Director of Drygate Inns Ltd commented, “The hotel has been a landmark in Crail for over 100 years and we plan to have the old lady looking her best for the next 100 years. 

“We’ll be refurbing all of the hotel but hope to have the main bar open ASAP to give our neighbours a first look at the changes and ensure regulars don’t have to wait too long between bar visits.

“We have been working with a number of sustainability consultants and agencies to ensure we create the most impact with as minimal environmental disruption as possible in the refit and we plan to continue with that drive in our operations. Annie is as committed to this as we are and, as a skilled trainer and mentor, we know she’ll inspire and lead our team to great things. The Balcomie Links Hotel couldn’t be in safer hands.”  

Annie commented: “I’ve got big ambitions for the hotel and it’s great having the support, trust and investment Alastair and Alan have committed to both myself and the business.”

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