About Us

About Us

The Eastbank Hotel is owned by Arthur and Maureen Humphreys who have run the hotel since 1989.

The Eastbank was originally built by The Rothes Lodge of Freemasons No-257 (now St John's Operative No-193)
as the first Masonic Lodge in Rothes in 1793 and was consecrated in 1795.

During World War 2 The Eastbank and the Glenrothes distillery were commandeered by the army for barracks, officers quarters and map reading facilities.

In 2006 The Eastbank Hotel bought the Clydesdale Bank building, which had been the Clydesdale Bank since 1879, and refurbished the building to hold their modern luxurious rooms.
The original bank vault and door remain in situ today, the door was purchased from Milners of Liverpool and London in 1857, and is still in its original colours and markings and remains in full working order. The vault key is original and has the date 1857 stamped on it. The vault and door are a much talked about focal point of the hotel amongst many of our guests.

The Eastbank Hotel is situated in the heart of the world famous 'Malt Whisky Trail', one of Scotland's premier tourist destinations.
Being situated less than 1 mile from the River Spey, an abundance of recreational activities are available in the local area, many can be organised via the hotel, such as shooting and fishing, walking and cycling.
Rothes has four distilleries located in the village, with many more just a short distance away.

The Eastbank Hotel has partnered with the Glenrothes distillery which is (approx 500 yards away).
We can arrange private whisky tastings and are proud purveyors of many expressions of this great whisky.
In our restaurant and whisky bar, we have some built in displays showcasing the Glenrothes whisky, including an original brass 'Spirit Safe'.  

                                                        The Spirit Safe
      The Vault Door
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