I did not stay at the hotel, we were in Lomond Lodge nearby, however our experience of the pub was bad. On the Saturday night of our arrival we tried to go in for a drink.... we ended up walking out still thirsty about 25 minutes later. We stood at the bar for a loooooong time being quite thoroughly ignored by all of the staff. There was not a lot of serving going on, or any eye contact. We vowed not to go back in. However, needs must and we ended up back there to ask a favour a few days later. After another long wait (despite the pub being virtually empty) we spoke to a man in late-30s who despite helping us out (for a fee) was abrupt and rude.
If you are looking for a cosy pub for a drink or food don't bother with this place. they have attempted to modernise the interior (badly), the beer selection looked disappointing, and the service is horrendous.
Head to the Oak Tree Inn further down in Balmaha and enjoy an open fire, lovely staff and delicious cullen skink with a pint of local cider.
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