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PA45 7QR, Scotland
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Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant
Ranked #33 of 49 Islay B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Halden, Norway
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We where just eating here, but the dinner where the best we had on the island. Local lamb with boiled potatoes (not fried) and freshly boiled vegetables. The bar had a great selection of both beer and whisky. The staff where very friendly and helpful.

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South Wales
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only eat here so can't comment on the sleeping side of things. We were lead to believe that despite the service being a bit hit and miss that the food was worth waiting for. Wrong on both accounts. Service for dreadfully slow (over an hour for food to arrive - even slow by my island time and the place... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told by someone who comes from Islay that the Ballygrant Inn was the place to go. Don't get me wrong the food there is excellent. We had stopped off the day before for a drink and decided to eat the next night. Don't get me wrong the food was excellent. Sadly as someone mentioned before me both the... More

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Canberra, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a delightful place to stay. The welcome is exceptionally warm and the food top notch, with David using the freshest of local ingredients, and preparing them with flair and care. I'm not a whisky drinker, but the others in my party most definitely are...they thought the bar and the selection were first class. Rooms are pristine and the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Ballygrant Inn is not in one of the larger villages on Islay. But that doesn't matter, because the island is small and everything is close. The inn is the perfect basecamp for exploring the island. The rooms are nice, the breakfast is good, the hosts are welcoming. But most of all, there is the perfect bar and restaurant. You can... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A great little pub in the middle of Islay far from the madding crowd. Dave and Ewan really looked after us well. Food is nothing short of brilliant. The local scallops with a Bowmore whiskey sauce were awesome as was the pork liver pate. Make sure that you order the cooked breakfast - food to prepare you for the rigors... More

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Golden, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Rooms are very nice and clean with comfortable beds. We ate dinner here as well. Dinner was AMAZING and the dessert was even better! They also have a very extensive whiskey collection to choose from as well. I also feel that they went above and beyond for us. When they asked what we'd like for breakfast in the morning, I... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Mostly positively surprised. The rooms and the food were better than anticipated. The whisky selection is greater than what is seen online (online list is very long too). I found many new drams that I learned to like. Had to buy a few bottles in the villages. I enjoyed my stay here and can recommend this Inn. The only downside... More

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The setting of the inn is lovely and convenient for touring the island and departing by ferry. The rooms are fairly basic, but completely comfortable (and quiet). We only used the room for sleeping, since we enjoyed relaxing by the fire in the lounge, with the friendly cat. David Graham is a wonderful host: a fabulous cook (both for the... More

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W Yorkshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The dining room is well set out, overlooking a pretty garden with plenty of birds to watch. The service was very friendly, and the food was lovely. The lamb chops were cooked perfectly - lamb crackling, yummy - and the whisky cranachan cheesecake was light, fluffy, and had just the right amount of whisky and oats and plenty of raspberries.... More

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Address: PA45 7QR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant Islay, Scotland

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Family run Inn on the Hebridean Island of Islay offering excellent home made food using the best local and Scottish Produce. Comfortable rooms, log burning stoves and great hospitality. Bar with over 130 different malt whiskies. ... more   less 
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