Spectacularly set mountain hotel with walkers' bar and plusher side, all-day food and impressive range of whiskies
Good Pub Guide Recommended
The huge, modern pine-clad main bar in this stunningly set hotel falls somewhere between a basic climbers' bar and the plusher, more sedate hotel side. It's spaciously open to the ceiling rafters and has geometrically laid-out dark tables and chairs on neat carpets; pool, TV, darts, games machine and board games. As well as their own Cuillin Black Face, Eagle and Pinnacle, they keep a guest on handpump plus an incredible display of over 400 malt whiskies at one end of the counter. It can get quite lively in here some nights, but there's a more sedate lounge bar with leather bucket armchairs on plush carpets and a coal fire; background highland and islands music. The separate restaurant is in the hotel itself. The interesting little museum, well worth a visit, charts the history of the hotel and its famous climbers, with photographs and climbing and angling records. There are tables out in the garden and a big play area for children, which can be seen from the bar. The bedrooms are comfortable, bright and modern, and they also offer self-catering and have a campsite with caravan hook-ups. Dogs are allowed only in the main bar and not in the hotel's cocktail bar but may stay in some bedrooms. Some of the most testing walks in Britain are right on the doorstep.
Good Pub Guide Food
Some sort of food is usually on offer all day: cullen skink, grilled local scallops with garlic butter and parsley breadcrumbs, filo pastry and feta cheese tart with ratatouille, beer-battered fish and chips, venison burger with pickles, sauce and fries, whisky-braised short rib of beef with haggis, neeps, tatties and braising juices, hake with tomato, chorizo, spinach and white beans, and puddings such as sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and yoghurt pannacotta with whisky jelly.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar, Dogs Bedrooms