“Town centre pub with a south-facing beer garden”
INVERARAY, ARGYLL & BUTE
Although built back in 1770 by the Duke of Argyll as two private houses, the George has been, since 1860 a hotel owned by the Clark family. Occupying a prime spot in this historic conservation town, it has been sensitively added to over the years, but without detracting from the original flagstone floors and four alluring log and peat fires. More than 100 whiskies and a range of Fyne Ales from up the road at Cairndow are complemented by a menu that includes dressed Mull of Kintyre crab, Scottish smoked hake, and haggis, neeps and tatties. Beer and music festivals are held in May and September.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
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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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