Hotels, Bars & Clubs
throughout Edinburgh and Scotland

Festival Inns is Edinburgh’s most exciting and dynamic hotel, bar, club and restaurant company. Whether you are looking for accommodation, a party or conference venue or just a great night out, we have just what you are looking for…

Launched in 1997, by Edinburgh entrepreneur Kenneth Waugh, Festival Inns has become one of Scotland’s most dynamic and ground breaking leisure companies. With special focus on catering for niche markets, this privately owned company has advanced to create unique bars, clubs and hotels in Edinburgh, Bridge of Allan, St Andrews and Aberdeen.
“I firmly believe the success of the business is due to the fact that each outlet we have opened has been carefully designed to have its own identity rather than being part of an obvious ’chain’.”
– Kenneth Waugh

2005BEST AMBIENT BAR – UK | THEME AWARDS
 awarded to Cargo
  
2004MULTIPLE OPERATORS | DRAM AWARDS
 awarded to Festival Inns
  
2003OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE | DRAM AWARDS
 awarded to Iain Pert
  
2002ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR | SCOTTISH LICENCED TRADE AWARDS
 awarded to Kenneth Waugh
  
2000BEST NEW BAR OF THE YEAR
 awarded to Beluga
  
2000AA ROSETTE
 awarded to Beluga
  
2000TASTE OF SCOTLAND STATUS
 awarded to Beluga
  
1999MANAGER OF THE YEAR | DRAM AWARDS
 awarded to Iain Pert