Kilberry Inn

On a single-track road that traces the wild coast of the Knapdale peninsula, Clare Johnson and David Wilson’s unassuming, red tin-roofed cottage houses an award-winning and ‘thoroughly enjoyable’ restaurant-with-rooms – ‘our favourite’, say regular Guide correspondents this year. More

Contact details

Kilberry Inn
Kilberry
Argyll and Bute
PA29 6YD
Scotland
01880 770223

Hotel information

Bedrooms

5. All on ground floor.

Open

Tues–Sun, mid-Mar–end Oct; Fri–Sun, Nov–Dec.

Facilities

restaurant, snug (wood-burning stove), variable Wi-Fi (Kilberry is a Wi-Fi ‘not-spot’), in-room TV (Freeview), small garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in restaurant at lunch and dinner.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

allowed by arrangement in 1 bedroom, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room D,B&B £230. À la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

On a single-track road that traces the wild coast of the Knapdale peninsula, Clare Johnson and David Wilson’s unassuming cottage houses a ‘thoroughly enjoyable’ restaurant-with-rooms – ‘our favourite’, say regular Guide correspondents this year. Stone walls are hung with work by local artists; a log-burning stove adds to the cosy atmosphere. ‘Brilliant at front-of-house’, David Wilson has ‘a pleasant, easy manner, and readily provides help and information to those new to the area’. Clare Johnson’s ‘very good’ modern menus follow the seasons, with liberal use of West Coast ingredients. ‘We enjoyed langoustine; cod with chorizo, tomato and haricot beans; a tasty treacle tart.’ ‘Simple yet comfortable’ accommodation is in mini-cottages set around a courtyard, each provided with books, fresh milk, home-made shortbread and local information. ‘David and Clare are constantly upgrading the rooms. Ours, Gigha, had had a very smart make-over, with a modern walk-in shower.’ Breakfast is a treat: tattie scones, Isle of Ewe smoked salmon, ‘excellent’ porridge with honey and cream. (GC, John and Elspeth Gibbon)

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10% discount voucher

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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Kilberry Inn
Kilberry
Argyll and Bute
PA29 6YD

Guest comments

'Our 9th yearly visit to our favourite Scottish restaurant-with-rooms. Daniel and Clare are constantly upgrading the accommodation. Our room had a very smart bathroom. In the dining room, we thoroughly enjoyed a very tasty treacle tart. ' - G C - May, 2016
'A magical place. Amazing scenery and perfect peace. Accommodation is simple but comfortable. Food in a class of its own. Wonderful soups, fish, venison and vegetables perfectly cooked. Charming host. Service exemplary. ' - Val Ferguson - October, 2011
'We had heard about the fantastic food at Kilberry from the Hairy Bikers TV show and were delighted to get a booking at short notice after another couple had cancelled. The food was wonderful. We were the only couple in a room on our own - I'd have preferred to have been in the main dining room - but the owners made us feel very welcome and lent us their toothpaste when I realised I hadn't packed any. Our room was freshly decorated. It had an interesting selection of books and a bathroom stocked with gorgeous toiletries. ' - Dawn Barrowman - June, 2010

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Tourist attractions

  • Carradale Golf Course

    Located on the east coast of the Kintyre peninsula, with panoramic views across the Kilbrannan Sound towards the Isle of Arran.

  • Loch Stornoway

    Visit the megalithic standing stones beside the loch.

  • Glen Scotia Distillery

    Founded in 1832, Glen Scotia started life in a cottage-like building in Campbeltown.