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On Board with Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health is such a prevalent and potentially destructive element of our industry specifically, but indeed anyone can be susceptible to it. The physical and mental wellbeing of our team is a top, top priority for us.  We know all too well, that hospitality is a stressful environment, but it should also be an enjoyable one.  We take any opportunity to improve…

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A Decade of Decadence!

2019 marks 10 years of Bar One.  Yes, 10 whole years! We’ve been at the forefront of the cocktail scene in the Highlands since 2009. And we’re still constantly searching for new ideas and inspiration for our incredible collection of cocktails. In 2019, we’ll launch a brand-new cocktail menu that draws inspiration from the Highlands with a focus on local suppliers…

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Keep calm & speakeasy

Well it’s a wonder that it’s taken us this long to create a full-on speakeasy venue, but we think it was worth the wait! Once the home of Pazzos’ Pizzeria, a busy sidecar to the popular Riva restaurant that preceded what is now Prime Steak & Seafood, you can now find CRU’s latest brainchild: The Angel’s Share. Hidden away above…

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Looking to the next generation!

Youth employment group, Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) has added a fresh face to its board to help in its goal of boosting skills in the Inverness and Central Highland region.  And that face is our very own Kenneth Loades! Having worked for CRU Holdings for over a decade, Ken is hoping to make some valuable contributions to the group with…

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A clean sweep of golds for CRU!

We are absolutely blown away, to have been awarded gold for every single one of our venues this year at the ‘Best Bar None’ awards! The ‘Best Bar None’ awards is a unique national accreditation and award scheme that aims to raise standards at licensed premises. Scotch & Rye, Bar One, The Keg and Dow’s Bar & Bistro were all…

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Scotch & Rye crowned Best Bar & Kitchen in Scotland!

When it was announced in August that Scotch & Rye had made the final 3 in the category of “Best Bar & Kitchen” in the Scotsman Food & Drink Awards we were excited to say the least and truly humbled, given how much incredible talent there is within hospitality in Scotland. The event, which featured more than a dozen specially…

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From Inverness to the worlds’ best bar!

Our resident mixologist, and Multi-Site manager of Bar One and Scotch & Rye has just returned from New York, where he showcased his award-winning drink “The Usual” during a guest shift at none other than the worlds best bar, The Dead Rabbit! Grant was tasked by Jack Daniels, with creating a cocktail that showcased the flavours and the history of…

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CRU Holdings’ Grant takes world title at cocktail competition!

Yes, you read that right!  Our very own Manager of both Bar One and Scotch & Rye is now officially, a world champion! The Peter F. Heering classics challenge, is an annual global bartender competition that asks bartenders from around the globe to pick a classic cocktail and modernize it with a twist and shake that best defines their talent, taste,…

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