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Loch Ness Hotel - Welcome to Benleva!

The Benleva Hotel, Loch Ness, is over 300 years old and is a former Church Manse (Minister's residence). We are situated just ½ mile from the centre of Drumnadrochit village, just a short walk from the shores of Loch Ness in approximately an acre of grounds. We have a beautiful tree-lined driveway - including a 400-year-old former hanging-tree - and a beer garden to the rear.

At Benleva we aim to offer the finest fresh food together with a fine selection of wines, Scottish real ales and malt whiskies all served in a homely, warm and welcoming atmosphere. We specialise in selling the finest cask conditioned ales from the many local Highland breweries and are proud to have the finest selection in the Loch Ness area. Our many CAMRA awards, including our District Pub of the Year for 2009-2011, show the consistent quality of our ales. We also have 6 recently refurbished en-suite bedrooms including a family room and a four-poster double bedroom with views of the Hotel grounds and surrounding area.

The Hotel is open all year round for food, drinks and accommodation.

A wide range of activities can be found in the Drumnadrochit area such as walking, fishing, golfing, horse riding and of course Monster Hunting! Some of Scotland's finest glens are close at hand and the City of Inverness is just a 20 minute drive away.

Our prices are £35 per person, per night sharing an en-suite twin or double room. We can also offer special deals in the winter and discounts for a stay of 3 nights or more.


Mon Thurs 12 noon 11pm Friday 12 noon 1 am Saturday 12 noon 11.45 pm Sunday 12.30 11 pm

Lunches served from 12.30pm 1.30pm  (Sunday 1pm 2.30pm) Evening Meals from 6pm 8.30pm

We do tend to get very busy so it is always a good idea to phone ahead to reserve a table for dinner to avoid disappointment.

If you wish to make a booking enquiry please fill out our on-line form, send us an e-mail or telephone (+44) 01456 450080.

The Loch Ness Beer Festival

The 12th Loch Ness Beer Festival will take place at the Benleva from 20th - 28th September 2013. As usual there will be over 60 ales, ciders & perry available.

HoppyNESS from the Loch Ness Brewery won the Beer of the Festival award and will be back to defend it's crown, alongside the other Loch Ness ales and other beers from all over the UK.

These are today's ales at the Benleva.