• THE CROOKED BILLET

    Beautiful informal country inn. Shabby chic, rustic, idyllic outside alfresco dining, secret garden. Award winning eclectic menu. 2 courses from £18.50, cooking day and evening. Friendly relaxed service.

  • THE CROOKED BILLET

    Beautiful informal country inn. Shabby chic, rustic, idyllic outside alfresco dining, secret garden. Award winning eclectic menu. 2 courses from £18.50, cooking day and evening. Friendly relaxed service.

  • THE CROOKED BILLET

    Beautiful informal country inn. Shabby chic, rustic, idyllic outside alfresco dining, secret garden. Award winning eclectic menu. 2 courses from £18.50, cooking day and evening. Friendly relaxed service.

  • THE CROOKED BILLET

    Beautiful informal country inn. Shabby chic, rustic, idyllic outside alfresco dining, secret garden.  Award winning eclectic menu. 2 courses  from £18.50, cooking day and evening. Friendly relaxed service.

Welcome to the Crooked Billet

Owner Paul Clerehugh, along with Head Chef Chris Cook and his traditional brigade of 9 chefs, make absolutely everything on the premises – bread, cheese biscuits, stocks, sauces, sorbet, ice cream and of course our famous Crooked Billet fudge. We’re equally proud of Louise and her front of house team. Friendly, attentive, personality driven service. An enthusiastic team that smiles and wants to please. Not a bunch of kids saving up to go travelling.

The Crooked Billet cooks an eclectic menu with modern British and popular bistro favourites working in harmony.

Our Food

We use as much local and British seasonal produce when it’s good but don’t restrict or spoil a menu by avoiding using delicious ingredients from far flung destinations. Besides, we’ve been importing produce since before the Roman invasion, and who wants to go through life without chocolate.

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Exclusive Hire

The Crooked Billet can accommodate approximately 70 guests and may be booked out exclusively. We are also able to connect a marquee to the pub and accommodate up to 200 guests. There is a private dining room, which at a squeeze accommodates 50 guests. This room is ideal for business functions, birthdays, and luncheon meetings, Christmas parties and so on. The private dining room is also ideal for smaller groups.

The Crooked Billet Event Calendar

The way our music nights work is that you book a table in the restaurant & pay for whatever you eat & drink. There is no obligation to have a full 3 course meal, however guests are expected to eat. 100% of the music cover charge goes directly to the artist, after Sajid Javid has had his thieving hands on 20% of the artists wages.

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A full menu featuring the very best of Highland produce, seafood, beef & game. Plenty of Scottish specials including Islay diver scallops, Arbroath Smokies, Macsween haggis, neeps & tatties, cranachan, clapshot, smoked Lochinvar salmon, Finnan haddock, Cullen skink, skirlie, Dundee marmalade pudding & over a dozen Hebridean Malts.

Rootsy Bluesy Acoustic Foot Stomper
Chris & his utterly delicious 3-piece rootsy, bluesy, rocking, acoustic band. Classic Jagger vocals, sweet & sour harmonies, guitar, fiddle & double bass. Always one of our most popular music evenings.

A crazy evening of 1950’s Bee- Bop, Jive, Rock- n – Roll Fronted by DARTS legend Den Hegarty & Pat Winn exceptional rockability tight harmonies, foot stomping early rock- n- roll & top of the pops entertainment.

PURDY (REBECCA POOLE)

Formerley known as Rebecca Poole, this outstanding singer oozes charisma, which combined with her sultry style & sure-footed vocal delivery makes for a masterful evening. Undeniably jazz, but utterly accessible with pop overtones.

GARY POTTER QUARTET

The ever-popular Gary is back. Even if you’re not into jazz, you’ll love Gary Potter. Even my dad likes Gary Potter. Gary’s the guy other musicians book for their parties. Apart from being a technically brilliant wizard of a guitarist, he’s thoroughly entertaining with his witty one-liners and banter.

MICKY MOODY & ALI MAAS

Needing absolutely no introduction, I’m delighted to welcome back Micky Moody one of Britain’s finest purveyors of slide, blue grass, blues, acoustic & electric early rock ‘n’ roll guitar.

Proving she can Rock like her father, Mollie at the tender age of 15 was asked by Liam Gallagher himself to record some vocals on demos for the Oasis album Heathen Chemistry.

ST. PATRICKS CELEBRATION

Celebrating Saint Patrick, fine music and Irish fare with the exceptional Irish Band ‘Poteen’. Fiddle, bodhran, pipes, whistles, strings, and Irish harp.

It was John Fogerty’s rough and inimitable voice, as well as the delivery of fantastic melodies that caused Creedence Clearwater Revival to instantly become the prominent American single band from the late 60’s and early 70’s.

Delighted to welcome back these two astonishing jazz guitarists & much loved musicians, always one of the most popular artists in our What’s On listings.

This duet will take you on an intense and entertaining journey; virtuosic banjo picking and a charming bass with sweet harmonies meet incredible surprises leaving you on the edge of your seat and entranced!

Needing absolutely no introduction, I’m delighted to welcome two of Britain’s finest purveyors of slide, blue grass, blues, acoustic & electric early rock ‘n’ roll guitar.

DEAN FRIEDMAN

I count my lucky stars Dean has become a regular in our What’s On listing; returning this year with his exceptional band.

RICHARD DIGANCE

Many people sing, play guitar and tell stories but not many have supported Steve Martin, Robin Williams or played a guitar duet with Brian May of Queen, Richard Digance has.

A full menu featuring the very best of Highland produce, seafood, beef & game. Plenty of Scottish specials including Islay diver scallops, Arbroath Smokies, Macsween haggis, neeps & tatties, cranachan, clapshot, smoked Lochinvar salmon, Finnan haddock, Cullen skink, skirlie, Dundee marmalade pudding & over a dozen Hebridean Malts.

Rootsy Bluesy Acoustic Foot Stomper
Chris & his utterly delicious 3-piece rootsy, bluesy, rocking, acoustic band. Classic Jagger vocals, sweet & sour harmonies, guitar, fiddle & double bass. Always one of our most popular music evenings.

A crazy evening of 1950’s Bee- Bop, Jive, Rock- n – Roll Fronted by DARTS legend Den Hegarty & Pat Winn exceptional rockability tight harmonies, foot stomping early rock- n- roll & top of the pops entertainment.

PURDY (REBECCA POOLE)

Formerley known as Rebecca Poole, this outstanding singer oozes charisma, which combined with her sultry style & sure-footed vocal delivery makes for a masterful evening. Undeniably jazz, but utterly accessible with pop overtones.

GARY POTTER QUARTET

The ever-popular Gary is back. Even if you’re not into jazz, you’ll love Gary Potter. Even my dad likes Gary Potter. Gary’s the guy other musicians book for their parties. Apart from being a technically brilliant wizard of a guitarist, he’s thoroughly entertaining with his witty one-liners and banter.

MICKY MOODY & ALI MAAS

Needing absolutely no introduction, I’m delighted to welcome back Micky Moody one of Britain’s finest purveyors of slide, blue grass, blues, acoustic & electric early rock ‘n’ roll guitar.

Proving she can Rock like her father, Mollie at the tender age of 15 was asked by Liam Gallagher himself to record some vocals on demos for the Oasis album Heathen Chemistry.

ST. PATRICKS CELEBRATION

Celebrating Saint Patrick, fine music and Irish fare with the exceptional Irish Band ‘Poteen’. Fiddle, bodhran, pipes, whistles, strings, and Irish harp.

It was John Fogerty’s rough and inimitable voice, as well as the delivery of fantastic melodies that caused Creedence Clearwater Revival to instantly become the prominent American single band from the late 60’s and early 70’s.

Delighted to welcome back these two astonishing jazz guitarists & much loved musicians, always one of the most popular artists in our What’s On listings.

This duet will take you on an intense and entertaining journey; virtuosic banjo picking and a charming bass with sweet harmonies meet incredible surprises leaving you on the edge of your seat and entranced!

Needing absolutely no introduction, I’m delighted to welcome two of Britain’s finest purveyors of slide, blue grass, blues, acoustic & electric early rock ‘n’ roll guitar.

DEAN FRIEDMAN

I count my lucky stars Dean has become a regular in our What’s On listing; returning this year with his exceptional band.

RICHARD DIGANCE

Many people sing, play guitar and tell stories but not many have supported Steve Martin, Robin Williams or played a guitar duet with Brian May of Queen, Richard Digance has.

Cooking Demonstrations

You’re seated around the demo kitchen, plenty of tasters to sample, chat with Paul & Chris as they cook – fun, friendly, informative & relaxed.

Join Crooked Billet’s Paul & Chris as they prepare their favourite recipes

Locally sourced food

The Crooked Billet cooks an eclectic menu with modern British and popular bistro favourites working in harmony.

We use as much local and British seasonal produce when it’s good but don’t restrict or spoil a menu by avoiding using delicious ingredients from far flung destinations. Besides, we’ve been importing produce since before the Roman invasion, and who wants to go through life without chocolate.