We saw this pretty little hotel on our way up the loch and thought we'd stop for some cake and a coffee. The bar was empty (at 3.30pm) and three of the outside tables had few a couples sitting in the sunshine.
We asked for a coffee and a cake. It was either scones or shortbread - but, the scones were sold out.
When the bar tender asked for the money, we thought she was telling us the time..! Two coffees and two bits of shortbread came to £9.50. When we questioned the price, we were told the shortbread (which was squares of Millionaire shortbread) was £2.50 each...! In shock, we stared at the wee squares, but no, there was no gold leaf or diamonds in or on them.
Once we'd recovered from this (my man had to bring me round from a cost induced coma!!) we sat outside with the other people...who were all German and French. I actually felt ashamed that they had to be screwed over for such a paltry offering. This is Scottish tourism at it's best, people. If you want to sit in the sun beside a busy A road, but with a lovely view of the loch, and drink one cup of coffee and have a wee square of cake..? Well, you can stump up a ridiculous amount for it and lump it.
The bar staff were embarrassed. No wonder.
Good luck with the pricing strategy folks. We don't earn enough money to ever go back.