We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fantastic food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ballygrant
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant
You added Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant to your Saves list
Ballygrant PA45 7QR, Scotland   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 2 Ballygrant B&B and Inns
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2006

After 10 hours of travelling, getting to the Ballygrant Inn was heaven!

I had one of the best meals of my life on our arrival and our warm and cozy room provided a fantastic night's sleep. David and Ruby offer a warm welcome, indeed! The bar's selection of single malts is dazzling.

We moved into our rented cottage the following day, but had to come back for another of the mouth-watering meals provided here. It was lovely to be greeted like old friends, not only by David and Ruby but also by Cuillin (always ready to chase a ball!) and their magnificent black cat!

I, for one, cannot wait to return to Islay and taste another wonderful meal. That alone is worth the trip!

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

115 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh, Scotland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2005

We have just returned from 5 days at the Ballygrant Inn : it was great ! The accommodation is simple, the food is terrific, and the bar is full of locals. Ruby and David were very welcoming hosts, who together with their son Euan, friendly collie and evil cat, made our days there very pleasant. Nothing is too much trouble, we came back one afternoon having completely failed to find afternoon tea (the teashop in Bowmore being quite unwelcoming) asking Ruby for a cup of coffee and were given not only the coffee but home-made fruit loaf as well. Her sticky toffee pudding is exceptional, and so are the local Islay foods such as the scallops.
The bar has a pool table, darts and a good range of malts as well as the local ales. Locals are friendly.
You do need to know that the rooms are not fully ensuite, they have a shower and wash basin but the loo is down the hall. This was not a problem to us. There are only 3 rooms.

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant

Address: Ballygrant PA45 7QR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Ballygrant
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Ballygrant
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ballygrant Inn & Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.