Applecross Inn

Pub Details

Shore Street
IV54 8LR
(01520) 744262
Opening Times
11am - 11.30pm (midnight Sat)
12 - 11


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Licensee information

Licensee name
Judith Fish
Free house

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Wonderfully remote pub on famously scenic route on west coast; particularly friendly welcome, real ales, and good seafood; bedrooms
Driving through miles of spectacularly wild, unpopulated scenery and over the famous pass of the cattle (Beallach na Ba), you may get a surprise at the number of visitors who beat a path to this remote inn, looking across the water to the Cuillin Hills on Skye. The no-nonsense, welcoming bar has a woodburning stove, exposed stone walls and upholstered pine furnishings on the stone floor; An Teallach Beallach na Ba and Isle of Skye Young Pretender on handpump and over 50 malt whiskies; pool (winter only), TV, and board games; some disabled facilities. The tables in the shoreside garden enjoy magnificent views. If you wish to stay here you might have to book well in advance. 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.

Good Pub Guide Food

With emphasis on the top-quality local fish and seafood dishes - peeled prawns in garlic butter, squat lobsters, oysters, a seafood platter, king scallops and dressed crab with smoked salmon - the menu also includes items such as haggis, chicken liver parfait, sirloin steak, gammon with eggs and chips, haddock and chips with home-made tartare sauce, pork fillet topped with apple and stilton on bubble and squeak, and puddings such as raspberry cranachan on meringue topped with praline or sticky toffee pudding.

Bar food times: 12 - 9


Good Pub Information

Children welcome until 8.30pm
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Anywhere


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Rating: 3/5 (912 votes cast)

Reader Comments

We, a family from Norway, have been visiting Applecross Inn since 1998 and enjoyed every evening. The food is exellent, the scenery stunning and the people friendly. One of the best pubs in Scotland.

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