The Bellachroy Hotel
“Dishes from sea and moorland” - AA Inspector
DERVAIG, ARGYLL & BUTE
Look out for sea eagles while travelling the seven miles from Tobermory's brightly painted houses to the whitewashed cottages of Dervaig, and Mull's oldest hotel, dating from 1608. Overlooking the pretty inlet of Loch Cuin is the bar, which a sign suggests is known as the Bear Pit. The chefs here take full advantage of produce from the isle's coastal waters and surrounding moors, as shown by starters like smoked trout and smoked salmon salad; and house-smoked venison. Further options might involve crab or mackerel, for example, or maybe salt beef brisket bun with mustard mayo, gherkin, slaw and fries; red Thai chicken curry; and roast cauliflower korma with rice and flatbread. Bramley apple and custard millefeuille with oat crumble is a tasty dessert, Isle of Mull cheeses with oatcakes and chutney another. Children and vegetarians have dedicated menus.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £13.50
- Closed: false
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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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