We called in here for a drink and a bite to eat while we waited for the ferry to Jura.
The hotel has a nice little bar and we sheltered from the rain.
It's a habit of mine to order Cullen Skink if it's on the menu and I'd had a few during our trip, so seeing it listed as a main course here at £7.50 I ordered it wondering what a small pub could do to Cullen Skink to make it worth so much compared to the other one's I'd had.
To my disappointment I discovered a below average bowl of the soup in a serving which most places would have served as a starter.
A nice little pub which I left drier, but feeling ripped off.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Port Askaig Hotel is a picturesque, family run Highland Inn on the shores of the Sound of Islay, overlooking the pier at which daily car ferries berth on arrival from the Scottish mainland. Due to its proximity to the ferry, it offers easy access to Jura, Colonsay and the mainland. Our Starboard Restaurant offers Bistro style dining, with a full meal service in both bars and hot snacks available out with main meal times.Menus feature the best of Islay's Larder from both land and sea with 'catch of the day' fresh from the harbour here a speciality.Our hotel garden provides organic vegetable and salads to compliment your choices. Our Port Bar is the oldest licensed premises on Islay and features an excellent selection of Islay Malts and a display of old and rare bottles. In season live traditional music is oftenplayed in the Old Port Bar. Enjoy a beer or a malt whisky in the garden- relax and watch the boats sail by. Islay and it's goodbye to care ...... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Port Askaig Hotel Islay