Yes it is a bit old fashioned and a little tatty, but the welcome is warm and the craic is good. The food we had was excellent from a large and varied menu, mostly local produce, and the wine was good too. Room was a bit cramped but the bed was comfortable and clean. It's not cheap but it was fun to stay there. I am not a whisky buff but I can imagine that it would be great if you were! And I thought Jim did a good job. Some Brits just don't like Americans, do they? I am not one of those.