James Hogg, the "Ettrick Shepherd" who visited the area on his tour of the Highlands in 1803, wrote to Sir Walter Scott describing the Inn at Kinlochewe:
"...the bed was as hard as a stone. They had, however, plenty of whisky, oat-meal cakes, tea and sugar, with some eggs and stinking fish, on which I fared sumptuously."
If James Hogg visited us today he would see more than a few changes:
...we now have soft, high quality, beds, enhanced by simple white bed linen, which guests have voted as being "more comfortable than home"! Single, Double and Twin rooms are available. Our "Superking" double beds are a roomy 6 feet wide!
...we promise there will be no "stinking fish" on the menu (reportedly a delicacy back in the 1800's which was prepared by wrapping a fresh fish in grass and leaves and burying it in a stone wall to "mature"!). Our delicious home-cooked meals are prepared from fresh local ingredients with the emphasis on simplicity and taste.
...we do still have plenty of whisky, with around 75 Scottish single malts to choose from, plus a selection of real ales, real cider and draught beers. Our real ales come from the Orkney Brewery and the An Teallach Brewery, plus in the summer season, we have a guest ale from any one of the many Scottish breweries. We also offer an interesting selection of bottled real ales and soft drinks to cater for every palate. To find out which real ales and cider we have on tap today please go to Your Round. This can also be found on the BeerCam app for your iPhone.
We are delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded the CAMRA award as joint WINNER of the Wester Ross PUB OF THE YEAR 2013.
The ambience in the bar is warm, friendly and welcoming. A wood-burning stove set in a slate hearth warms you on a chilly evening whilst you sit at our local Douglas Fir "jigsaw" tables
Our lounge offers sumptuous leather sofas and chairs to snuggle into and chat to other guests or to read the many books and magazines provided for your enjoyment. Look in the drawers and you will find a multitude of games to play. We also provide guide books and maps for local walks and climbs and the weather forecast is posted daily in the pub and bunkhouse. The hotel does not have television - but most of our guests find they prefer it that way!
Whilst we welcome dogs in the bar please be aware that we have our own dog and would respectfully request that anyone wishing to bring their dog into the bar checks with staff before doing so. We also have one room in the Hotel where, by prior arrangement only, guests can bring a well behaved dog with them. Any guest wishing to bring their dog must telephone or email us to make arrangemets prior to a booking being made.
As a small family run business we are ideally suited to offer the hotel for your exclusive use for that special occasion, group or club get-together. Please telephone us on 01445 760253 to talk to us about your requirements.