The Pierhouse Hotel & Seafood Restaurant
“Relaxed family-run bar/restaurant on a sea loch shore” - AA Inspector
PORT APPIN, ARGYLL & BUTE
The piermaster once lived in this distinctive whitewashed building on the shores of Loch Linnhe but, although he has moved on, nothing has altered the grand views across the channel of water called the Lynn of Lorne to the islands of Lismore and Mull. Belhaven ales, 50 malt whiskies and dishes like their langoustine platter and Highland game pie help to make the Ferry Bar a popular spot in this pretty little fishing village. In the award-winning, loch-facing restaurant a three-course dinner might begin with West Coast scallops, then roast saddle of Scottish venison; or seared salmon fillet and langoustine-baked fishcake. For dessert, try the clotted cream and lemon cheesecake. Stay overnight in an individually designed bedroom with superb loch views.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £1
- Closed: 2
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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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