West Loch Hotel Shortlist*

‘Outstanding cooking’ and an impressive collection of rare whiskies attract visitors to Andrew and Rosaline Ryan’s ‘hospitable’ small hotel at the top of the Kintyre peninsula. More

Contact details

West Loch Hotel
Campbeltown Road (A83),
Tarbert
Argyll and Bute
PA29 6YF.
Scotland
Tel 01880 820283,

Hotel information

Bedrooms

8.

Open

All year.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar (log fire), restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), functions, parking.

Background music

In public areas.

Children

All ages welcomed.

Dogs

Allowed, not in restaurant (£4.50 per night).

Prices

Per room B&B single from £59.50, double from £89.50. À la carte £24.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Outstanding cooking’ and an impressive collection of rare whiskies attract visitors to Andrew and Rosaline Ryan’s ‘hospitable’ small hotel at the top of the Kintyre peninsula. The 18th-century coaching inn overlooks the loch from which it takes its name; many of the simple bedrooms have views across the water. ‘Ours, at the front with a road and loch view (and some night-time traffic noise), was small and straightforward, with a comfortable bed and a tiny but clean bathroom. All right for an overnight stop,’ report trusted Guide correspondents this year. The decor in the public areas may be ‘a step back in time’, but the food cooked by chef Ross Payne – ‘a fine chef’ – is wholly of the moment: langoustines with the ‘tastiest’ black pudding; ‘superlative’ sea bass and spicy rice. Close to the ferry dock. 1 mile from village.

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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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