Wonderfully remote pub on famously scenic route on west coast; particularly friendly welcome, real ales and good seafood; bedrooms
Our readers love this inn, and judging by the surprising number of visitors (given its lonely position), so does everyone else. It's reached by driving through miles of spectacularly wild, unpopulated scenery and over the famous Pass of the Cattle (Bealach na Bà), and it looks across the water to the Cuillin Hills on Skye. The no-nonsense, welcoming bar has a woodburning stove, exposed stone walls, upholstered pine furnishings and a stone floor; An Teallach Ale and Isle of Skye Skye Light on handpump, over 50 malt whiskies and a good, varied wine list; pool (winter only), TV and board games. The tables in the shoreside garden enjoy magnificent views. If you wish to stay here you must book some months ahead. The alternative route, along the single-track lane winding around the coast from just south of Shieldaig, has equally glorious sea loch (and then sea) views nearly all the way. Some disabled facilities.
Good Pub Guide Food
Bar food times: 12 - 9
Emphasis is on the top quality local fish and seafood dishes - squat lobsters, oysters, fresh haddock, a seafood platter, king scallops and dressed crab with smoked salmon - but they also serve haggis in Drambuie with cream, gammon and eggs, chicken green thai curry, local venison casserole, sirloin steak with pepper sauce and chips, and puddings such as hot chocolate fudge cake and raspberry cranachan.