Good Pub Guide Recommended
Getting to this waterside inn is quite an experience, with the exhilarating drive over the pass of the cattle (Beallach na Ba) - one of the highest in Britain; the sunsets can be stunning. The pub itself is splendidly remote and tables in the nice shoreside garden enjoy magnificent views across to the Cuillin Hills on Skye. The no-nonsense, welcoming bar (extremely busy in high season with a good mix of locals and visitors) has a woodburning stove, exposed stone walls and upholstered pine furnishings on the stone floor; Isle of Skye Red Cuillin and Skye Light on handpump and over 50 malt whiskies; pool (winter only), TV, and board games; some disabled facilities. The alternative route here, along the single-track lane winding round the coast from just south of Shieldaig, has equally glorious sea loch and then sea views nearly all the way. If you wish to stay here you might have to book well in advance.
Good Pub Guide Food
Of course much emphasis is placed on the top quality local fish and seafood dishes squat lobsters in garlic butter, oysters shucked to order, local prawns in hot lemon, king scallops with crispy bacon, halibut with tarragon buerre blanc and so forth, but they also offer sandwiches, haggis flamed in Drambuie, fresh haddock in crispy batter, gammon and eggs, chicken green thai curry, venison casserole, and puddings such as berry and apple crumble and raspberry cranachan on meringue topped with praline.