The Albannach

Between mountains and sea loch, Lesley Crosfield and Colin Craig’s restaurant-with-rooms is the UK’s most northerly Michelin-starred outpost, an accolade held by the self-taught chefs since 2009. More

Contact details

The Albannach
Baddidarroch
Lochinver
Highland
IV27 4LP
Scotland
01571 844407

Hotel information

Bedrooms

5. 1 suite in byre.

Open

10 Feb–20 Nov, 16 Dec–4 Jan, closed Mon, Mon–Wed in winter.

Facilities

snug, conservatory, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¾-acre garden in 4 acres of grounds.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Diners, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B (Tues, Wed) £170–£250, D,B&B (Thurs–Sun) £320–£400. 1-night bookings generally refused Sat.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Between mountains and sea loch, Lesley Crosfield and Colin Craig’s restaurant-with-rooms is the UK’s most northerly Michelin-starred outpost, an accolade held by the self-taught chefs since 2009. ‘It’s as good as ever,’ reports a Guide reader this year. The 200-year-old building has individually styled bedrooms and suites (two with an extra sofa bed); for a special occasion, book the Byre, which comes with a hot tub on a private terrace, ‘great for drinking champagne in – and there were no midges!’ In the evening, the hosts’ modern Scottish cooking is the star attraction. Unfussy dishes let seasonal ingredients shine: fruit and vegetables harvested from the croft, fish and shellfish caught and landed in Ullapool and Lochinver, eggs from local crofters, honey from the hives. On the set five-course menu, perhaps: mousseline of wild halibut, lobster; roast saddle of wild roe deer, candy beetroot, truffled squash, potato galette. (When the restaurant is closed, nip down to sister pub The Caberfeidh, in the village, for a crab sandwich.) The surrounding area, remote and wild, calls for a meander; there are coastal paths, hilly hikes, even boat trips to nearby islands. (Richard Bright)

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The Albannach
Baddidarroch
Lochinver
Highland
IV27 4LP

Guest comments

'Our suite was spacious, comfortable, and furnished to a high standard. Dinner on the first evening was taken at The Caberfeidh, the pub/restaurant owned by the hotel about half a mile away in the village -- on Tuesdays and Wednesdays the hotel operates on a bed-and-breakfast basis only (and is closed completely from Monday to Wednesday in the winter). The menu at The Caberfeidh consists mainly of “sharing plates”. The food is very good, and the service is excellent. Breakfast was very good, every element of the cooked course being flavoursome and cooked to perfection. The five-course set dinner was outstanding. No wine available the glass, and the range of half bottles on offer fairly limited, ' - John and Gillian Charnley - September, 2017
'We went there for our joint 70 Birthday Celebrations with our three daughters and two son-in-laws. Had a wonderful two-night stay and all was as remembered – as good as ever. Great evening celebrating my birthday with the 7 of us in the hot tub drinking champagne and no midges!! ' - Richard Bright - July, 2016
'Lovely room, Loft Suite. It had an outside terrace, at the back, no views. The room had a sitting area with views to Lochinver, Suilven and Canisp. No mobile phone signal. We had an enormous and very elegant bathroom with double sinks. Quite the best of our trip. Dinner: no choice but excellent. ' - Barbara Watkinson - June, 2014

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