This was a birthday treat for me from my husband and having deliberated for ages (stay at home or go abroad) I finally chose the Kilberry Inn. And I am so happy that I did. We received a warm welcome from David upon our arrival in the cosy restaurant area and were shown to our accommodation. We stayed in "Arran", a self contained bungalow and it was spotlessly clean and had lovely decoration. The bathroom was huge with a spacious shower (the toiletries in there smelled wonderful). There were home made shortbread biscuits in a jar on the table - anyone who supplies homemade baked goodies gets my vote! The food was lovely and there was a great choice - the crab cakes were just gorgeous and the king scallops delicious and the puddings - a treat. Clare packed us a picnic for our day out on Sunday and this, again, was super - with sandwiches made with home made bread, crisps, fruit, caramel wafers, juice, coffee and home made chocolate chip cookies - even the bottle opener wasn't forgotten. We also had to miss breakfast on our second day due to flight timings (boo) and so Clare organised a breakfast picnic for us. I was so happy when I discovered a slab of the fabulous chocolate brownie in there as well as a stash of home made shortbread and cookies.. I smuggled this home on the plane for my son!
This is a small place and I note there have been some not so positive reviews. But, you have to remember that although it says "Inn", it's NOT a pub - it's a restaurant with accommodation.
The area is very remote, set along a single track road with sea views all along it. It rained when we were there, but it was still a super place. It's ideally placed for lots of walks (weather permitting) and David was willing to share his local knowledge with lots of suggestions about where to go.
My only complaint - I wasn't allowed to stay forever (I would have done the washing up and cleaning!!!)
I would be delighted with the opportunity to make a return visit.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Kilberry Hotel Kilberry
- The Kilberry Inn Scotland