“Delightful views and good home-cooked food” - AA Inspector
OBAN, ARGYLL & BUTE
Cuan Mor means 'big ocean', clearly a reference to the Atlantic, which stretches a finger called the Firth of Lorn towards Oban. Restaurant and bars make effective use of reclaimed Ballachulish slate and timbers from the old lighthouse pier. There is a constantly changing selection of Scottish real ales, 16 wines by the glass, and a hundred or so single malts and special blends – read the Brewery Bar's Whisky Bible for guidance. As you overlook Oban Bay enjoy Isle of Mull scallops, creamy mash with black pudding, cheddar and chive sauce; or braised Moroccan-style lamb, chickpeas, tomato and sweet potato mash.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Open all year
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About the area
Discover Argyll & Bute
This is a county that’s all about awe-inspiring landscapes and unique island cultures. Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney put the area on the map when he wrote Mull of Kintyre, recorded in 1977 with the local pipe band backing his group. Kintyre is a long, thin peninsula that points south from the mainland, sheltering the mouth of the Firth of Clyde from the open sea. It’s very nearly an island, with just a narrow isthmus connecting it with Knapdale, to the north.
Tucked away at the end of the Firth of Clyde, Bute has been the holiday playground for generations of Glaswegians and is home to some of the finest golden beaches anywhere on the west coast. It may not boast the wild mountain grandeur of some of Scotland’s other islands, but Bute is blessed with swathes of heathery moorland and a range of low, fertile hills, perfect for walking and studying the local wildlife. Such is the variety of landscapes that make up this county.
To experience the sights and sounds of the area, visit Dunoon in late August for the Cowal Highland Gathering, when more than 150 pipe bands from all over the world compete for prestigious trophies.
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