West Loch Hotel Shortlist*

Andrew and Rosaline Ryan’s small hotel at the top of the Kintyre peninsula overlooks the loch from which it takes its name. More

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West Loch Hotel
Campbeltown Road (A83),
Tarbert
Argyll and Bute
PA29 6YF
Scotland
01880 820283
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Good Hotel Guide Review

Andrew and Rosaline Ryan’s small hotel at the top of the Kintyre peninsula overlooks the loch from which it takes its name. ‘A home away from home’ – if home has a similarly impressive collection of rare and limited-batch whiskies – it is liked for its ‘warm and welcoming’ atmosphere. ‘They know how to look after you here,’ say regular visitors in 2016. Many of the simply furnished bedrooms in the white-painted 18th-century coaching inn have restful views across the water. In the rustic restaurant, chef Ross Payne serves ‘divine’ seasonal Scottish menus. ‘The fish is especially good, as it comes straight from the sea and on to your plate.’ Close to the ferries for Islay, Arran and Gigha. 2 lounges, bar (log fire), restaurant. Function room. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). Background jazz. Parking. Children and dogs (not in restaurant; £4.50 per night) welcomed. 1 mile from village. 8 bedrooms. Per room B&B single from £49.50, double from £89.50. Dinner £24.

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West Loch Hotel
Campbeltown Road (A83),
Tarbert
Argyll and Bute
PA29 6YF

Guest comments

'The accommodation is basic-- bed small but comfortable; bathroom tiny but clean - but the cooking is outstanding. Ross Payne is a fine chef; service helpful and nicely paced. The décor of the public rooms is a step back in time. ' - Desmond Balmer - July, 2016
'I have been staying regularly the last two years through work commitments. I cannot praise the hotel and staff enough. The management team run a warm and welcoming hotel. The level of service is exceptional. The food is divine: fresh local produce with a great selection and specials. Fish especially good as it is local produce straight from the sea. Great selection of wines, beers, spirits; the whisky selection is second to none. It is difficult to get a room if you don't book in advance -- recognition of the great place the West Loch is. ' - Andrew Bremner - May, 2016

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