we spent one night at The George, travelling to Inveraray for business.
The hotel is quirky with rooms in the main building and several rooms at the rear overlooking Loch Fynne.
Reception was effient, with Julie explaing that due to the terrible weather there had been power cuts, and that all should be OK, but we were issued a torch just in case!
Our room was in The First House at the top of a spiral staircase which was fine for us.
The rooms are pleasant and the bed very comfortable.
It is a very old building so the floors are a bit off and the soft close loo seat didnt stay up, which if you are male, can be a bit tricky.
We had drinks in the busy bar, having a large, (35mm standard measures I was pleased to see. 25mm measure should be illegal in Scotalnd!) 10 year old Bruichladdich with a half pint of West Breweries lager and a Botanical Gin again from Islay.
The barman was very efficient and friendly, offering advice and showing me an interestuing article about drink dispensers in a trade magazine.
I only found out later that he was Chris, and the owners son and manager!
We had dinner in the conservatory which was very pleasant.
Langoustines and queen scallops for starters, then home made burger with salad, and collops of venison with chocolate & whiskey sauce for mains.
All fabulous and great value. Washed down with a bottle acceptable NZ sauvignon and a bottle of tap water. (Scottish tap water is better than most expensive bottled examples)
There was a band on in the bar later in the evening but as we had been and up and working since 06:00, we hit the hay after a couple of large cognacs and asleep by 9:30PM!
Breakfast is the usual fare and acceptable.
All the staff were efficient and friendly and all in all the George is great value, and we will definately return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Owned and managed by the Clark family since 1860. Generation seven now resides in the hotel. The present owner, Donald Clark, has carefully and sensitively restored and enhanced the bedrooms, restaurants and bars to create a unique atmosphere. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- George Hotel Inveraray
- The George Hotel Inveraray, Argyll And Bute, Scotland