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Ian has been involved in operating and developing some magnificent properties throughout his career from small intimate Hotels and Inns to grand industry Legends. He has personally looked after many celebrities and heads of state in the UK, USA, West Indies and Croatia  .  .  .  .  many stories never to be told.

Until last year Ian owned the highly acclaimed 1850 Lake of Menteith Hotel in Scotland for 17 years, which was awarded Small Country Hotel of The Year 2017 third year running, for Scotland. He is co-owner of The 1710 Robert Morris Inn in Oxford and after two years redevelopment, opened The 1744 Washington Inn & Tavern in Princess Anne in 2016.

In 1986 he was one of the UK's first winners of the "30 under 30 Acorn Award", a founding member of The Academy of Wine Service, was a recent recipient of an "Entrepreneur Commendation Award" at The Scottish Hotel Awards and is a full member of the Institute of Hospitality. He serves on Talbot County Tourism Board.

Ian Fleming MIH


Ian and Mark worked together at the beginnings of their careers, at Cromlix House in Scotland. Their passions for "food to table", fine wine and customer service were both well used and enhanced there. Some 27 years later they joined forces in 2010 to buy The Robert Morris Inn in Oxford MD. With Mark at the helm in the kitchen and Ian out front, its future is bright.