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The Kilberry Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Kilberry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 21, 2013

A great two night stay at Kilberry, David was the host with the most as always and gave us a warm return welcome on our arrival on Tuesday afternoon, showing us to our room "Arran". Meals on both nights were fantastic and as normal we were spoilt for choice, the Queen scallops for starters and Barnsley chop for main were superb and being originally from Barnsley and having had the original Barnsley chop I should know :-), the meal finished off with a fine red wine. Breakfast on both days fantastic a full breakfast on Wednesday and the salmon and scrambled eggs on Thursday, the best fresh smoked salmon we've ever had!
It's a true reflection of a place and its reputation when mid week in the middle of September, with the nearest population 12 miles away on a single track road that it is full with locals having a meal. The atmosphere is welcoming and David is obliging as ever and will try and satisfy your every need if he can as long as you are prepared to suffer his dry humour.

So to those few critics below, clearly the Kilberry is not the place for you and you're probably more used to the local large chain pub with the cheap beer and microwave food where I'm sure you'll be more at home and let us that appreciate quality, good food, good accommodation and genuine friendly service continue to enjoy this gem. And it really doesn't matter whether you've got an Audi or a Focus you'll get the same friendly welcome and hospitality regardless

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

We are thinking of returning to this wonderful place after an absence of 4 years! We often went to Islay and stopped at Kilberry on our way hame to Edinburgh. Needing a break and thought of a sunshine break or Islay and then.... light bulb moment - ahhhh Kilberry no need for flights or sailings - all we need is time away in a place with warm hospitality and marvelous food... and of course the wit of David and his wonderful makings of bloody mary to accompany the luscious breakfast - believe us breakfast on holiday needs a bloody mary and David makes one of the best!! Hope to see you soon...
The Crawfords - Edinburgh

Room Tip: We take our wee dug - and Kilberry have a great room that accommodates her..
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank pauline c
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We arrived in the afternoon at the Kilberry in, (where we had booked for 1 night) . It's also a restaurant with rooms, and indeed the room is comfortable but not to big and also a small bathroom, but certainly good enough for a night and seen it's a bit far away from everything (which we like by the way) good for us..

The owner, David, after welcoming us, gave us some good advice on what to do nearby and made us even discover a small hidden beach, you would never find it by yourself..

The restaurant, reason why we booked this place : we got our first glimpse when checking in, and confirmed it in the evening, really cosy atmosphere, first drinks at the bar and then shown to a nice table. The food we got was excellent, you can chose out of a few starters and mains and honestly all were great, very good service and affordable wines. (We booked a D B&B, which is really good value for money).

This place was exactely what we were looking for ! We will no doubt definitely return to this place in the future... So much more to discover in the region ..

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank yvakat
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

My partner and I ate at the Kilberry Inn on 2 consecutive evenings this week. The menu changed daily, so we appreciated the variety. Agree with an earlier reviewer, the desserts are good but not outstanding. The service was excellent and it was so good not to be rushed through the meal and given a 2-hour eating slot like we are used to when dining in London. We recommend the lobster, scallops and steaks in particular. Small venue giving a lot of intimacy, including with fellow diners, though some may find this a little too cozy for size. All in all a great and memorable dining experience, thanks to David and his team.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Agnlea
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

First impressions weren't brilliant since when I rang the night before to book in a party of 6 adults and 9 children, we were told that they could only accept a maximum of 10 per booking and that we would have to split up and separate our arrival by 30 minutes.

But I needn't have feared. In the end, we all turned up in the rain, as one large, wet and bedraggled group, only to be made to feel extremely welcome. The children were all allowed to have child-sized portions (reasonably priced accordingly) and service was first rate throughout.

We didn't have starters, but all of us raved about our respective main courses. The local scallops were particularly good, and my 10 year old son was effusive about the pork. Puddings were good, without being outstanding. There was no shortage of quantity, though - the sticky toffee pudding was both huge and excellent.

Overall, this rates as one of the best meals out that I have had for a long time, all at a reasonable price. An average of £18 per head for 5 x main courses (of which 3 were kids), 4 x puddings, a beer and a coffee is not bad at all.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mickery
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We have now stayed at Kilberry on 4 occasions and it never fails to delight in every way. It is such a beautiful area to stay and the Kilberry Inn itself is simply superb. It is made by the combination of David's excellent way with people, he knows how to make you feel welcome, relaxed and at home, and Claire's incredible food. The problem which the menu consistently throws up is what to have. They also have a Front of House team of local residents who are just wonderful under David's guidance. We are booked again for later in the year and cant wait to return to our favourite place

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alan S
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Wife and I arrived on bicycles and stopped here for a welcome break and a beer. Arriving at the bar we were met by the barman. "What have you got on draught", I asked. "Nothing, but we have these", pointing at four different bottles of 'boutique' style local beer. My wife isn't typically too keen on this style of beer so enquired if any of them were 'like a normal lager', we were advised one of them was more lagery than the others. Ok, fine. £4.50 a bottle, not the cheapest but it was a sunny day and we wanted a beer.

So we sat outside and drank our boutique beers - me enjoying mine more than my wife hers. We were joined by a couple who were staying and had a nice chat with them. We did however notice instantly that they were drinking bottles of Peroni (generic 'normal' lager). Perhaps we should have been more direct with our enquiry at the bar to determine beyond all uncertainty their full selection of beverages....but also the barman really wasn't helpful when we asked what beer they had, nor did he take the opportunity to advise that they had Peroni, which clearly would have been much more to my wifes tastes based on her query.

We really felt that we weren't welcome as we were a bit hot and sweaty and wearing shorts and t-shirts and that we were pushed to purchase the most expensive beer they had for committing this grave sin. This was despite an obvious avenue for the staff member to be helpful (i.e. do his job well as a customer service person) and serve my wife a drink she would have enjoyed more.

Nice enough place, but heard from the couple who were staying over that they paid £210 a night for a room!

Won't be rushing back.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Kilberry Inn

Address: B8024, Kilberry PA29 6YD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Kilberry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Kilberry
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kilberry Inn is a small restaurant with five smart bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, situated on the glorious West Coast of Scotland. We are on the B8024, the scenic route between Lochgilphead and Tarbert, Loch Fyne. Only a 2 1/2 hour drive from the centre of Glasgow The Kilberry Inn makes a wonderful base for exploring Argyll as well as the islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha. Good food is served in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, where the emphasis is on using the freshest of local West Coast ingredients. Boasting a 'Bib Gourmand', awarded by the Michelin guide for good food at moderate prices, the Kilberry Inn is a modern Scottish restaurant featuring cosy log fires and stone walls within a traditional whitewashed, red tin roofed cottage. The Inn also holds a Cesar award from the Good Hotel Guide, an entry in the Good Food Guide and was featured on The Hairy Bikers Food Tour of Britain. ... more   less 
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The Kilberry Inn Scotland

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