Bridgend Hotel, Isle of Islay

Bridgend Hotel, Isle of Islay – Located at the “Heart of Islay” offering excellent facilities for the more discerning traveller. Opened a century and a half ago, they aim to provide the original Islay experience to all customers, offering a warm, friendly and professional service; not only to those staying here, but also to those dining or enjoying a drink in one of the Bars.

The Hotel is an ideal base for business or pleasure. Resident guests have complimentary access to bank fishing and preferential rates for boats on Islay Estates’ famously fertile trout fishing lochs, with boats on several lochs including the renowned Loch Gorm and the historic  Loch Finlaggan,  once the seat of power of the Lords of the Isles.


Katie’s Bar, named after our retired 80 year old barmaid,  offers a warm, welcoming, relaxed atmosphere, whether you are calling in to relax in front of the wood burning stove and sample the wares of our well stocked bar or wanting a more informal surrounding for lunch or dinner after a day’s activity on Islay. Katie’s Bar provides a delicious bar menu of reasonably priced local and seasonal produce and our bar has a selection of house wines,  Islay Ales,  draft and bottled beers, local whiskies and Islay’s own dry gin – The Botanist – distilled just along the road at Bruichladdich Distillery.  Our helpful and friendly staff are keen to offer a relaxed and informal service and children are welcome with their parents up until 9.00pm.

We welcome well behaved dogs in Katie’s Bar.

As our dining areas are popular with locals as well as visitors to Islay, we would recommend reserving a table in advance.  Please call 01496 810212


Each of our eleven ensuite bedrooms is individually decorated using a high standard of fabric and furnishings, providing a relaxing and harmonious environment with your utmost comfort in mind.

All our rooms offer:
  • Comfortable beds with fresh linen
  • Soft, fluffy towels
  • Local toiletries from “Spirited Soaps”
  • Tea/coffee hospitality tray
  • Complimentary local tablet from “An Gleann Tablet”
  • Hairdryer
  • Freeview flat screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary wireless internet access
  • Iron and ironing-board are available on request
  • Room service is available from the hotel dinner menu –  a tray charge of £5.00 applies
  • Free ample parking at the front and rear of the building
  • All rooms are NON-SMOKING

Our Family Suite offers a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom, with separate bunkbeds (for children only) and shower room. We welcome children here at the hotel. Cot, divan bed(s) and highchair(s) are available. Please request at time of booking.


Islay Hotels & Accommodation


Bridgend Hotel,

Isle of Islay,

PA44 7PB

Telephone: 01496 810212


Our Address:

Isle of Islay, PA44 7PB