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Forss House Hotel is a traditional 1810 country house hotel delightfully hidden amid 20 acres of wonderful woodlands, below a waterfall, on a loop of the gently meandering River Forss. One of the wildest places in Britain, whatever you do under the big Caithness skies, you will have all the time, space and fresh air you need to rejuvenate your batteries. Everywhere you go, you will meet Caithness folk and discover places where people still make time for each other. And when you return, our small local team are here to welcome you back to your beautiful Scottish home.

Forss House Hotel

Forss House Hotel Restaurant

Forss House Hotel Restaurant
Forss House Hotel Restauant

The restaurant at Forss House has a reputation as one of the finest in the North and is the only 2AA Rosette restaurant in Caithness. Our Chefs are lucky enough to have some of the finest produce to cook with, straight from the neighbouring estates and seas that surround us.

For a private dinner of up to 28 guests, the main dining room is a lovely option to celebrate your special occasion. A drinks reception can be held in our cosy bar before you are seated for supper. Our kitchen brigade can create bespoke menus.

Forss House Hotel Menu

Our Chefs pride themselves on using locally sourced food and ingredients in season, so our menu does change regularly. For now, here is a sample dinner menu…


Turnip Soup, truffle oil

Highland smoked venison loin, blackcurrants, apple

Goats cheese & beetroot salad, pear & walnuts

Scrabster scallops, pork belly,carrot & almonds


Scottish beef fillet, braised ox cheek, fondant potato, tomato, onion, jus

Scrabster landed monkfish, mussels, saffron potatoes, spinach, mushroom, saffron sauce

Scottish lamb rump, lamb flank, polenta, peas, mint, jus

Orzo pasta, spring onions, white truffle oil, Parmesan


Dark chocolate mousse, chocolate soil, pistachios, raspberry sorbet

Vanilla pannacotta, orange cake, strawberry sorbet

Lemon tart, meringue, white chocolate crumb, crème fraîche ice cream

Selection of Tain Fine Cheeses served with chutney, oatcakes and fruit

Followed by freshly ground coffee and homemade petit fours

Forss House Hotel Rooms

Bedroom at Forss House Hotel
One of the beautiful bedrooms at Forss House Hotel

Bedrooms are beautifully distributed between the main house and quaint lodges on the estate; many have their own entrances. Should you wish to, you can request one of these and our host will meet you outside to show you to your lovely Scottish bedroom. No kerfuffle!

Each of our 14 bedrooms has recently been restored to their former, traditional glory. Beautifully furnished, the hues are restful, the bedding soft and the light exquisite. These peaceful, delightful havens are the perfect place to retreat for a deep, restorative slumber after a day’s exploring. Stay in the main house for country house interiors and heartwarming comfort. Alternatively, our River House bedrooms have private entrances for a little more seclusion.

Stay just one night – or for awhile – and you’ll experience genuine Highland warmth and hospitality. 

Highland retreat weddings

The House, grounds and river at Forss provide a beautiful setting for a wedding and wedding reception. Whether a summer ceremony on the lawns or a Christmas celebration with crackling fires and the smell of Christmas trees to set the mood; we will do our best to make everything perfect.

Ideal Scottish Wedding Venue

We are ideal for a more intimate wedding service, whether it be religious or civil and our dining room can comfortably seat up to 26 guests.

Our Team will be a constant contact, helping organise everything from the first show round, choice of settings, deciding the menu and wines and knowledge of local photographers and can also assist if your wedding party is more than 26 guests.  

Our Chefs are happy to propose a bespoke menu, we know everyone has their own preferences so each menu is tailored to your favourites.

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