The Red House Hotel – 40 years running a busy hotel for the whole community in Coupar Angus – now with its own Bespoke Coffee Experience with Blendly!
The Red House Hotel, the last Hotel in Coupar Angus, is the home of fresh bespoke coffee! The Hotel now has its own Beer Garden, open every day, and serving teas, coffees & lunches, as well as alcoholic drinks.
Outdoor Beer Garden has become a popular coffee hub to enjoy a blether and check up on friends we may have not seen recently
Currently celebrating 40 years of ownership by the Bannerman family, 2020 is a special year for the Hotel. Dating back to Victorian times, when Coupar Angus had a vibrant railway station, the building was originally called The Railway Hotel. When the trains ceased to run, the neighbouring potato store and railway yard was purchased by current owner Alan Bannerman’s father Norman, and his Uncle Telford, from then owners, Scottish Brewers, in 1979, with the two men calling their business partnership, Nortel Leisure. Redeveloping the building back into a Hotel, which they called The Red House Hotel, the business opened its doors to guests in 1980.
“Developing our own delicious coffee blend with Blendly, is just one of the new initiatives we have introduced to celebrate our forty years of ownership,” said Alan.
As a brand it was important for us to create something unique that matches our brand values for quality and independence.
“It’s also in response to customer demand, as everyone wants great coffee at any time of the day, and we were finding that artisan coffee was becoming more and more popular.”
“As a brand it was important for us to create something unique that matches our brand values for quality and independence. We’re not a big chain hotel – we are family run, one of the biggest employers in the town, and we promote community.”
The Red House Hotel blend, also available at the Hotel’s sister business, The Dalmore Inn, Blairgowrie, is a Dark Italian Espresso, featuring a third Brazilian Santos Beans, a third Colombian Excelso Beans, and a third Ugandan Robusta Beans. The grind is Whole Bean, whilst the Roast is Dark Italian. Customers can order this very same coffee to enjoy at home by scanning the QR code which is displayed in each venue. The coffee will then be delivered to their homes within three working days, to bring a taste of their favourite local establishments to their home!
With Quality food and service at the top of The Red House Hotel’s agenda, they understand that more and more top establishments, hotels and restaurants have increased sales of the hot drink three times faster than specialist outlets, by creating coffee blends that are unique to them and their customer.
- According to Mintel Coffee drinking is ingrained among Brits as, today, a coffee-loving four in five (79%) adults drink coffee at home.
- Drunk by 62% of adults, instant coffee is the nation’s number one in-home coffee brew, followed by ground coffee (24%) and coffee pods (15%).
- Keeping up appearances, as many as one in five (20%) coffee-drinking Brits say they would be embarrassed to serve instant coffee to their guests. But it is the nation’s young (aged 16-34) who are Britain’s top coffee snobs, 31% of whom would be embarrassed to serve a cup of instant coffee.
“Our Beer Garden has also become a great spot to gather, drink our coffee blend, and chat in small bubble groups – our customers can come into the hotel. Coffee and a chat has become so important post covid as we all reconnect, so let’s do it over the freshest, most delicious coffee we can offer,” added Alan Bannerman.
We love to use seasonal ingredients, and ingredients that mean something to us, so a dessert with our own coffee, maybe a pannacotta, or a coffee souffle, is bound to be popular with the many foodies we attract.
Head Chef at the Hotel, Nigel Liston, is excited about working with Blendly, and has plans to develop a dessert containing the Hotel’s blend.
“This is quality coffee containing speciality coffee beans harvested around the world,” he said. “We love to use seasonal ingredients, and ingredients that mean something to us, so a dessert with our own coffee, maybe a pannacotta, or a coffee souffle, is bound to be popular with the many foodies we attract.”
As palates change, Blendly, the commercial coffee roaster, understands that many more people are looking for increased choice in quality food and drink. Blendly allows its customers to create their own coffee experience, delivered fresh.
Allowing them to explore the flavours of different beans and roasts is part of the Blendly coffee experience!