Ardfern, by Lochgilphead, Oban, Argyll & Bute, PA31 8QN
Family owned and run, The Galley of Lorne Inn is one of the highest rated Inns on Tripadvisor for the Argyll area. Whisk yourself away to the award winning 17th Century Drovers Inn nestled on the lochside in the picturesque village of Ardfern, on Scotland's dramatic west coast.
What makes a stay at The Galley of Lorne Inn unique?
With a homely traditional public bar, a lounge bar where modern meets traditional, a panoramic restaurant with one of the best views for dining, not forgetting their seven comfortable and tastefully decorated bedrooms, there's something to meet everyone's needs. Spend your days exploring castles, beaches and gardens. Perhaps take a woodland walk or discover a Hebridean Island or two from nearby Oban Harbour. Make Ardfern your base for exploring mid-Argyll, the Inner Hebrides and the west coast of Scotland. After a full days adventure, relax on the lochside sundeck perhaps with a fine wine, whisky or real ale whilst contemplating whether to have the freshly landed seafood or the wonderful meat or game for tonight's dinner.
What style cuisine is on offer at The Galley of Lorne Inn?
The Galley's use of fresh Scottish ingredients has proven to be very popular, especially their range of meat and fish dishes. Seasonal fare is also incorporated into their menus. They also grow seasonal produce in their own polytunnel. At least one ingredient in every dish will have come from their home-grown supply during the main season.
What is the signature dish at The Galley of Lorne Inn?
Local hand dived scallops, pan seared accompanied by black pudding, bacon and micro salad.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Galley of Lorne Inn?
The Galley of Lorne Inn has 7 comfortable and well appointed bedrooms with a range of modern technology and tastefully decorated. All rooms have Colour LCD TV with FreeSat channels, iPod Dock, free WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities. Pets are welcome for a small extra charge. In addition to the wealth of features the rooms have central heating, a back-up electric heater, spare blanket, electric blanket (winter only), double glazing, travel plug and plenty of storage space.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Oban area?
From a gentle walk along the peninsula, to seeing the Corryvreckan (the world's third largest whirlpool) right on the Inn's doorstep, to stalking, to a day trip to Mull, Iona and the spectacular Fingal's Cave on Staffa and much much more, it can all be done with The Galley of Lorne Inn as your base. The Galley's website has a full and comprehensive list of things to see and do in the area.
The Galley of Lorne Inn is part of the following Travel Ideas:
"In the 17th century, when drovers were transporting livestock along the west coast, reaching this inn meant a warm bed and a well-deserved dram at the end of a long day. Now, most of us might arrive by car but it’s still a relief to arrive here. By the loch in the pretty village of Ardfern, it welcomes sailors, pets – everyone in fact. A great base to explore the Hebridean islands, there’s a popular bar and a superb restaurant."
Information on The Galley of Lorne Inn , Ardfern , by Lochgilphead , Oban
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Types of room: 2 Twin, 5 Double (extra beds available)
|Room rates guide:||
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed: Christmas Day & Boxing Day
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome (cots & extra beds available in bedrooms on request)
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (£8.00 per night charge applies)
Romantic Details: romantic West Coast lochside location, log fires, cosy bedrooms, coastal & forest walks and fantastic food
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access Details: full access
Accreditation/Awards: Winners of 'The Award Of Excellence for Quality & Service Retreat of the Year 2008 - 2009' awarded by The Shires Magazine
Clock/radio, Flat screen LCD TV, Freeview, Wifi internet access, Luxury toiletries, Tea & coffee making facilities
Lochview restaurant, Lounge bar, public bar, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions for up to 130 guests (larger parties can be accommodated in the marquee), Meeting facilities
Golf, Diving, Sailing, Cycling, Fishing, Horseriding, Walking, Wildlife & bird watching
|Local directions:||Situated on the breathtaking West Coast of Scotland (two hours by car from Glasgow), Ardfern is a short way down the leafy B8002 off the main A816, 24 miles south of the bustling market town and ferry port of Oban and 14 miles north of Lochgilphead, gateway to Kintyre.|
Nearest major city:
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Nearest railway stn:
GLASGOW (103 miles)
Glasgow International (2 hours)
Oban (40 mins)
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