Our famous Atholl Brose breakfast recipe

May 26, 2020
Posted in: Food & Drink   Posted by: Natalie

Atholl Brose is classic favourite for breakfast at Ragdale Hall Spa. Now you can enjoy this classic dish from the comfort of your own home. 

Serves 4


  • 175g (6oz) medium oatmeal 
  • 4 tbsp clear honey
  • 500g (1lb 2oz) low fat natural yogurt
  • 250g (9oz) raspberries 



  • Pre-heat the grill. Sprinkle the oatmeal onto a baking sheet and toast it lightly until golden brown. Leave it to cool. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together 2 tbsp of the honey and the yogurt, then mix in the cooled oats. Layer the mixture into serving glasses with the raspberries and remaining honey, reserving a few raspberries to arrange on top. Chill until ready to serve. 
    : Make this the night before and chill in the fridge overnight – it will taste even better at breakfast time! 

54 responses to “Our famous Atholl Brose breakfast recipe”

  1. Emma Shudell says:

    Atholl Brose is always one of my favourite parts of my stay! Thank you for sharing this, I can make it, close my eyes, and pretend I’m at Ragdale for a moment, before the kids shout “mummy” again!

  2. Sam says:

    Going to try this sounds delish thank you

  3. Debbi Rowett says:

    I always have this when we stay, thank you, I will now e making my own!

  4. Jane Harnden says:

    Oww that sounds yummy thank you so much, will give it a go.
    Certainly make a change from oatabix or plain old porridge!!!

  5. Josy Campbell says:

    Thank you! I love this for breakfast when we stay at Ragdale.

  6. Mary says:

    I cannot wait to try this! I always have this when I visit. Can’t wait to come back when all this is over!

  7. Janet Howarth says:

    I always enjoy the Atholl Brose as part of the breakfast in bed at Ragdale. Thank you for the useful hints and tips which are much appreciated during this time of lockdown.

  8. Jan Flynn says:

    Oh Fantastic! It is one of the highlights of a stay at Ragdale Hall and a fab way to start the day. Thank you for sharing the recipe. What a great way to start a lockdown day before heading to my home office for a day on the computer and a million Zoom calls!

  9. Helen Gaskell says:

    Thank you for the lovely email, I will certainly try the recipe
    Stay safe an hope to visit very soon

  10. Kirsten Marriott says:

    LOVE it!!!

  11. Elspeth says:

    Done and in the fridge – can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow. Thank you.

  12. Laura Angus says:

    Thankyou this looks delicious will be trying this recipe this week x

  13. Marjory says:

    I enjoy the Atholl Brose so much that I have it every day during my stay at Ragdale for breakfast but without the honey. Delicious!

  14. Emma Tilbury says:

    I missed this when I visited, but definitely going to make it, it sounds lovely 😊

  15. Maggie Gilchrist says:

    Atholl Brose is always my choice for breakfast when I’m at raggers……I make my version when at home, now I can make it the Ragdale way thank you for sharing 😊

    Looking forward to my next visit in July.

  16. Laraine says:

    Thank you for sharing I will make this and dream about Ragdale while eating.

  17. Karen Smith says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I love Atholl Brose and always enjoy it when we stay at Ragdale. Off to get the ingredients now!🤞❤️

  18. Dr Clive Feingold says:

    Love it and have been making it at home since we first came many years ago.
    We hope to be back with you ASAP!,

  19. Brenda McConkey says:

    I love this, and have it for breakfast every time I go to Ragdale Hall. A friend of mine used to make it for dessert at dinner parties back in the ’80s, but it had an extra ingredient – copious quantities of Irish whiskey!

  20. Helen Armstrong says:

    My Ragdale breakfast favourite carnt wait to be back having it again x

  21. Joanne says:

    I always have this and love it! Can’t believe they use low fat yoghurt though, it’s always so creamy!

  22. Jane Bryant says:

    I made this to eat for breakfast on the three mornings I could not come to Ragdale because of the Coronavirus. Nothing like the relaxing luxury of breakfast at Ragdale, but it made me feel just a little bit special. I always have Atholl Brose – it’s so delicious!

    I hope all the lovely staff are well, and stay well, and that my friends and I will be able to visit you all again soon.

  23. Bev Wilson says:

    Thank You for sharing, I love this & have enjoyed it both times we have been to stay with you!
    Hope to be back soon.

  24. Shobhana Patel says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.
    Hopefully life will return to some sort of normality soon.

  25. Marie Spring says:

    Atholl Brose always reminds me of my stays at Ragdale, it’s been a while now
    but so looking forward to spending my 60th there after all this chaos.
    Take care all of you and Be Safe 👍

  26. Roz Smith says:

    Love this for breakfast at Ragdale, try to do it at home but never quite the same when not delivered by the love?y Breakfast Team. Hope to be back with you soon

  27. Gill says:

    Really appreciate the recipe thank you. I always have this for breakfast when I stay. I can’t wait to book to come again…I have birthday money to spend!! In the meantime, I shall recreate a little bit of Ragdale luxury at home by making this breakfast.

  28. Julie says:

    My favourite at Ragdale too. Always delicious. Can’t wait to return soon. Love to all the staff xx

  29. Erica Spendelow says:

    I adore this at breakfast, so thank you so much for the recipe.
    Won’t be the same cause I will have made it.

  30. Penny says:

    I always start the day with Atholl Brose when I am staying with you .Love it. Have been coming almost 30 years,can’t wait to come again when we all get back to normal.

  31. Hayley says:

    Thank you for this. Looks delicious. I am about to sit outside in the sunshine and pretend I am in your gardens! Looking forward to visiting later in the year.

  32. Angela Deaves says:

    That’s raspberries going on my shopping list, I love Atholl Brose and seeing how I should have been having 3 days in April at your lovely establishment I shall look forward to preparing it. Sadly it won’t quite be the same 🤗🤗😥😥😥 See you all in October, take care and stay safe 🤞🤞❤️

  33. Anne says:

    My favourite part of breakfast at Ragdale

  34. Beth Moore says:

    Ooh one if my favourite breakfasts when we stay at Ragdale, definitely going to make some now!

  35. Cheryl Webb says:

    Made this and it was delicious (though missed the “breakfast in bed service at Ragdale). Could we have more favourites, I nominate the lemon posset for a starter 😊

  36. Diana Allman says:

    How kind of you to publish this recipe. I always have Atholl Brose on the many, many, many times I have stayed at Ragdale. It is very good with cream and whiskey too!

  37. Lyn Heeley says:

    Thanks for the recipe for this great breakfast, I’ll pretend I’m in my room and enjoying my breakfast, looking forward to my great day at the hall, like I was the week before lockdown, stay safe x

  38. Josephine Hall says:

    Love this when staying at Ragdale cant wait to be able to visit again while waiting I will make this and day dream while eating it.

  39. Lynda Hatton says:

    This is so wonderful! I have it every morning when I’m there. I’ll make it at home but it won’t be the same!! 😋😋😋

  40. Jane Simpson says:

    We always have this when we stay with you, it is lovely. Can’t wait to come back and see you soon. In the meantime I shall make it and pretend I am with you.

  41. Caroline Hagard says:

    How lovely and generous you are to share your recipe with us all. I love the Athol Brose (without raspberries as I have allergies) and this means we can have a little bit of Ragdale at home.

    Thinking of all the lovely staff who are constantly in my prayers. Thank you Ragdale for sharing recipes and other lovely things to make the lockdown a little more bearable. Hoping to see you soon

    Keep Safe
    Caroline H xxxx

  42. Karen Abson says:

    Hello Ragdale, brilliant idea to share this recipe, my friends and I always have it for breakfast when we stay with you. Can’t wait until we meet again, soon I hope! Stay safe all.

  43. Sylvia Taylor says:

    Thank you for update on Ragdale, can’t wait to return later this year(hopefully).
    Hope you all keep safe and well.
    Sylvia .

  44. Sarah says:

    It’s always on our breakfast tray when we stay. Thank you so much for sharing! Looking forward to visiting some time soon x

  45. Wendy says:

    This is our favourite too and my husband makes it for us at home and it’s called ‘A Ragdale’, thank you for inspiring us and cannot wait to stay later this year and see all the lovely team again. Keep safe.

  46. Vanessa says:

    Had this many times at ragdale and now will give this a go myself , thankyou .

  47. Pam Severin says:

    Have missed Ragdale so much the last few years family problems
    Will be returning as soon as possible it is the best place in the world to relax and be looked after
    Going to try to recreate your Athol and pretend I am at Ragdale
    Stay safe everyone there can’t wait to return

  48. Jane Prince says:

    Ooooh atholl brose. I’ve been enjoying this deliciousness with you for over 25 years (am I really 52 – how did that happen?!). Can’t wait to see you again Ragdale.

  49. Carol Gibbons says:

    Love the Altholl Brose.
    I am going to make it today for breakfast tomorrow.
    Thankyou so much for sharing the recipe. Much appreciated.

  50. Gill Rushworth says:

    I shall make this and enjoy it whilst wearing my Ragdale robe and flip flops! I’ll make believe I am there! My friend Sue and I are still pinching ourselves that we managed to grab a few days a Ragdale in March just before lockdown. Fingers crossed we can get back in the autumn ❤

  51. Josie says:

    Love this recipe. So easy and a great breakfast! Any chance of the recipe for your feta, tomato breakfast muffins? They are delicious and I have never found a recipe that compares!

  52. Haze Bonnar says:

    Wow I absolutely love the Altholl Brose! Always so very nice to have in bed at Ragdale! How we all wish we there now! I will be forever grateful to my twin sister Steph Evans for introducing me to Ragdale!

  53. Dianne Keag says:

    How many calories per serving?

    • Ragdale Hall Spa says:

      Hi Dianne,

      Thank you for getting in touch. There’s approximately 400 calories per serving.

      Kind regards,
      Ragdale Hall Spa

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