The Old Brewery        








The Old Brewery is situated right at the edge of the sea shore on the outskirts of Cromarty. It is the perfect place for you to hold a special event whether it’s a birthday party, special dinner, group meeting, regular class, folk nights or any community event. We would love to hear from you about what you would like to see happening in the Old Brewery.

If you’d like to get in touch, please email us or phone 01381 600354

For booking the Old Brewery you can email us at


Here is a comment from one of the groups who use the Old Brewery:

“We’ve been delivering our ScotGrad residential training courses at Cromarty Arts Trust – The Old Brewery since July 2015. It’s a great venue and the staff are very helpful, approachable and accommodating. They have always gone the extra mile to meet our needs. The trainers we use to deliver the courses undertake training at other high profile venues but enjoy coming to The Old Brewery primarily owing to the customer service.   The catering is fantastic, proper home-made cooking with locally sourced ingredients! The venue is close to everything you need when staying in Cromarty… and on a regular bus route.”

Karla Sam-Sin
ScotGrad Programme Manager – Highlands and Islands
Highlands and Islands Enterprise

The Old Brewery in Cromarty was established in 1776 and operated as a brewery until the end of the 19th century. In the 1980’s it was renovated by the Cromarty Arts Trust and is now an arts centre providing accommodation, conference and meeting facilities.


Cromarty with a population of 720 residents is located on the tip of the Black Isle at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth and is the Highlands' best preserved historic town with a wealth of attractions: 18th century architecture, bottlenose dolphins, award-winning museum, harbour and sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and wildlife, as well as comfortable accommodation, pubs with locally-brewed ale and high-quality restaurants.

For over 700 years Cromarty's livelihood has depended on its proximity to the sea, and to its fertile farm lands. It is the ideal destination in the Highlands being only 40 minutes drive from Inverness, the 'Capital of the Highlands'.


The Old Brewery is the ideal centre for training, meetings and events - in one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland. 

We have:
• a Loft Studio, for 20 people in horseshoe style and 40 in theatre style

• 4 group rooms, including a community room and lounge area
• accommodation for up to 22 people in four single, one double, five twin & two triple rooms. 


The Old Brewery is equipped for training and conference requirements with wi-fi, projector, whiteboards & flip charts.

Catering can be tailored to requirements, including gluten free, dairy free, wholefood and vegetarian and vegan choices and of course, self catering is also an option.

Here is the kitchen.

Standard options comprise: Full cooked Scottish breakfast with veggie options, delicious home made soup & sandwich lunch, two course evening meal using locally sourced products and refreshments as required. We cater for Gluten and Dairy free as well.


The cafe which is used both for meals and also as a venue for concerts and functions has the following dimensions: length 11.3 metres; width 3.75 metres.

Finding us:

Cromarty is located on the tip of the Black Isle at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth.   It is only 40 minutes from Inverness by car or bus.

The Old Brewery is in Burnside Place, Cromarty IV11 8XQ.

We are situated on the edge of the town overlooking the Cromarty Firth in a quiet location, but within easy walking distance of shops, pubs, café and museum.

Arriving in Cromarty, follow the High Street down to the coast and turn right along Shore Street for 400 yards.


Prices from 1 March 2017   All prices include VAT

B&B  £36.00  per person.    As we are primarily an arts and education centre we are sorry that we are only able to accept B&B bookings from individuals or families when the Centre is in use by another party and there is spare accommodation available.  When the Centre is not in use for group accommodation we are sometimes able to offer occasional nights self catering.  Please phone us to enquire about availability.

B&B for child under 12 sharing room with parent(s)        £21 per child

Full Board as part of a group  (incl teas, coffees, lunch and dinner)   £66 per person

Day delegate (lunch, teas and coffees)                          £15 per person
Day delegate plus dinner                                              £33 per person

Hire of meeting room (incl light use of kitchen)               £20.00 per hour
Hire of meeting room by Black Isle residents and for educational/arts use     £10.00 per hour

Accommodation and self-catering  (exclusive use of building)
Including towels, linen and free WiFi                              £525.00 per day



Here is a thank you received from the Vocal Jazz Workshop following their weekend at the Old Brewery in April 2016

"It has been fantastic working with the Cromarty Arts Trust. In the preceding months to the workshop, they were extremely quick to reply to any of my administrative requests, and always very accommodating. On arrival, both the tutors and students were knocked out by the welcome received, and we were all thoroughly looked after during our stay. Everything had been thought about with great care. The food was phenomenal and served with great joy. The venues for the tutors’ concert and the workshop were fantastic and brilliantly run, and the residential accommodation was extremely comfortable. The weather was stunning (though I am not sure exactly how much the CAT had to do with that, but I am sure if they could have made it so, they would) and we have booked to return with great excitement next year. THANK YOU CAT"
Sophie Bancroft
Vocal Jazz Workshops


Contact us:

The Cromarty Arts Trust:

Phone: 01381 600354



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