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Look on the bright side!

Our Managing Director, Scott Murray shared his surprisingly uplifting thoughts on this uncertain time! Writing this article from what was once my dining room, but now acts as a makeshift HQ for our 9 companies, I look back with a fondness to the chaos that my days hitherto the great Corona outbreak of 2020 was filled with. For the sake…

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COVID Temporary Closures

At this time, the safety and wellbeing of our Staff and our customers is our number one priority. With that in mind, we will be closing our doors tonight, at 10pm, and will remain closed to the public until further notice. Yes, I’m afraid that means no takeaways, no deliveries, no pints, no cocktails…the lot! We are sorry, it’s not…

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Safety first!

There is nothing more important to us, than the safety & wellbeing of both our staff, and of course, our customers.  As such, we have already taken extra measures to reassure our customers in the wake of Coronavirus. Operating seven bars & restaurants in Inverness, we have implemented additional measures, companywide, in an effort to keep customers and staff safe and…

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Oh what a night!

Last week, at the Macdonald Aviemore Highland resort, 120 of CRU Holdings staff, suppliers, sponsors, and friends descended upon the luxurious Highland hotel! Every year, we try and make the staff awards more special, more inclusive, and more worthy of our fantastic team than the last.  And we think we topped them all this year!  It wasn’t so long ago that…

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Nothing but Gold for CRU!

Best Bar None is a national accreditation and award scheme for licensed premises, where premises are tasked with being compliant, safe, environmentally conscious, and innovative. And it’s safe to say we are chuffed to bits to have been awarded Gold for every single one of our premises, an achievement our Inverness venues have realised 2 years in a row! Not…

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Back to School for Ken!

Pupils from Millburn Academy in Inverness were recently set a challenge by employability group Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) where more than 200 pupils paired up to design, brand and market a burger in just five weeks! With the aim of teaching the younger generation about the entire food chain, from sustainable sourcing, ingredients and products, professional kitchen skills and other business functions,…

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The season for giving!

Tis’ the season to be jolly!  And what could be jollier, than drinking delicious beer while supporting a worthy cause!? This Christmas, we have joined forces with two Scottish brewers to create festive brews to raise money for UK Charity, Cash for Kids. Both Scotch & Rye and Bar One, will be stocking the Christmas-inspired rye beer releases from Scottish brewing…

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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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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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