December 3, 2003
Our noses told us the biggest drawback about the Braeside Inn (or, more fairly, any accommodation in the Pictou area): the paper pulp factory across the bay. The local kids call it "The Cloud Factory" because it constantly puts out thick, white clouds of vapor. Unfortunately, this vapor stinks. Badly. So, with the wind in the wrong direction, Pictou is not a very pleasant place to stay. Fortunately for us, the wind changed direction before dinnertime.
The biggest plus is the Braeside Inn's restaurant. Reservations are highly recommended as (quite rightly) the restaurant has a reputation far and wide. We were lucky, because although the restaurant was fully booked, host Mike Emmett felt so bad about having to direct us to another place for dinner that he added a tiny extra table for two right on the spot. I'm glad he did, because I ate the most delicious chicken kurma I have ever tasted here. And let's not even get started about their desserts . . .
From journal Nova Scotia - Small scale accommodation tips