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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In the middle of the beautiful island of Islay sits Bridgend, in the middle of which sits the delightful Bridgend Hotel. During a whistle-stop one-day visit last year, we passed the hotel several times and were struck by its friendly-looking exterior. When we planned to stay on the island for three days this year, I checked the reviews and, having... More 

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Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments. I think your review must rank as one of the most comprehensive that we have received. I think in your comments regarding Lorna and the rest of the Hotel team you have identified the key to Hotel's popularity and success; their energy and enthusiasm seems boundless, and I know that they really... More 

Jimsloire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On Wednesday 10th August we tried the Bridgend Hotel and were very favourably impressed starting with the warm welcome. We were settled in Strath Lounge for pre-dinner drinks and a look at the menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. The dining room is attractively airy and the public areas of the hotel are well appointed as are doubtless the bedrooms. We... More 

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Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive and kind review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and am grateful for your recommendation. I will discuss with out Hotel manager and others more knowledgeable than I about possible improvements to our wine list - thank you for the suggestion. More 

Manchester England
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84 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were self-catering on Islay so did not need accommodation. We had an evening meal in the dining room (reservations essential). The staff were attentive and the food was excellent. Even though the hotel was very busy serving evening meals our food came reasonably quickly and we were very impressed with the offerings.

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Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I think your helpful comment about the wisdom of making a reservation to avoid disappointment applies not just to the Bridgend Hotel, but to several of the other providers of good quality food and accommodation. At peak times the whole of Islay is very busy. I am relieved that you did not have a long... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bridgend hotel and the surrounding business are steeped in history, well worth a walk around the town. The food in the hotel was impeccable, the service i couldn't fault and the quality of the dishes were outstanding. Great value for money. All of the waiting staff have obviously been guided by a very good manager (Lorna) The way we... More 

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Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and felt welcomed. We are very lucky to have such a good team at the Hotel lead by Lorna. I will make sure that your comments are passed on. Islay and particularly Bridgend is a great place to visit and around which to base a stay. Planning... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two rooms, the standard double was quite small, although the bed was large & comfortable but took up most of the room space. Our superior double at the front was quite large with a nice chair by the bay window. Both bathrooms were pretty small but had plenty of storage shelves and the showers were very good. The... More 

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Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, I am sure potential visitors will find it most helpful. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. The problem that you mention with mobile phone signal and Wi-Fi, is very valid and something of which were are very aware. Most of it is beyond our control, and whilst we... More 

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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner here with family including 3 children. It was fantastic, lovely surroundings in Katie's bar, the tables were set lovely with jugs of water on the table and fresh baskets of bread which I feel are a nice touch. Every course was amazing, special mention for the scallops, they were lovely, just not enough of them! Kids loved... More 

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Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am sorry that you had a wait for your meals to be served but regrettably, as you identified it is sometimes inevitable when the kitchen is very busy. I am very pleased that the quality of the food and the surroundings made up for the delay and that you had an enjoyable meal... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far the best hotel on Islay (Having stayed at many others, I speak from experience) The standard of comfort, the food, the staff and the management are all exemplary. The garden is a peaceful retreat and the dining room is delightful! Eating in the bar from a separate menu is fine too, but nothing really compares with the dining... More 

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Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is very rewarding for me and the hotel staff to receive such praise from appreciative guests; I will make sure that your kind comments are passed on. More 

Berneck, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really loved to stay here!!! We'll come back!! Lorna and her Team were so nice and helpful. The breakfast was great and the dinner too!! A wonderful familyroom with lots of space, every wish was met!

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Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; the thoughts and comments of our guests are important to us. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and felt well looked after. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at Katie's bar, which is simple informal dining, done really well! I had the seafood platter, which was amazing! Such fresh seafood, really delicious, thoroughly enjoyed everything. My husband had the beef pie, which was gorgeous - the meat for so tender and full of flavour. We were taken care off really well by our lovely waitress -... More 

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Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

I an very pleased that you enjoyed your meal in Katie's bar and felt well looked after by our staff. I know that they enjoy having appreciative guests. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, your comments are important to us. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

"Super meal & attentive service" Loved the Islay scallops & garlic butter. We had lunch in the main restaurant but Katie's Bar is less formal & very popular. The hotel has been tastefully decorated with interesting art everywhere but it's the little touches that make the difference. The garden is lovely and on a sunny day I'd definitely go back... More 

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Thank AAdams21
Mark L, Factor for Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

I wholeheartedly agree, on a sunny day the Hotel garden is absolutely lovely; even on a breezy day it is pleasantly sheltered. Thank you for your kind comments; the reviews from our guests are important to us to maintain standards and identify possible improvements. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bridgend Hotel is a traditional coaching inn situated at the heart of Islay. It is ideally situated for exploring the island and provides a welcoming and comfortable place to stay where the aim is to provide the best of Islay produce. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bridgend Hotel

Address: Bridgend, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Bridgend
Price Range: $70 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bridgend Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Bridgend Hotel Islay
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