Had lunch at this dated hotel before getting the ferry (not much choice at ferry terminal!).
Food was good (excellent fish and chips and steak pie) and waiters were very nice and helpful. However, it was very off putting hearing the manager complaining loudly to her friends and berating her staff for cleaning the tables 'the incorrect way'. I felt very embarrassed for the waitress and think that it would have been more appropriate to deal with any staff training issues in private.
- 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