Lochside Hotel – a privately owned hotel with a bustling restaurant and a lounge that has been recognised as one of the great whisky bars of the world. With 12 newly refurbished ensuite bedrooms available all year, the lochside really is the heart of bowmore.
All of our rooms have been newly refurbished to the highest of standards by renowned Scottish Designer Ronald MacColl and are complete with all amenities and luxuries, including stunning ensuite bathrooms, televisions and telephones.
Five of our rooms overlook the stunning Loch Indaal to the back of the hotel and boast some of the most breathtaking views on Islay.
- All Rooms En-Suite
- Free WiFi
- Beverage Tray
From full Scottish breakfasts to dinners of Islay scallops washed down with a bottle of sauvignon blanc, the Lochside kitchen is open all day. Non-residents are welcome for breakfast. The lunch menu — featuring soups, sandwiches and snacks as well as more substantial fare — kicks in from 12pm. Dinner is available from 5-9pm.
Local crab, langoustines, scallops, mussels and oysters all feature regularly on the Lochside’s summer menus, alongside halibut from the neighbouring island of Gigha, prime sirloin steaks, racks and shanks of lamb, as well as old favourites like fish and chips and Steak and Islay Ale pie.
As well as being a great base for a tour of Islay’s distilleries, the Lochside is also the perfect spot to deepen your knowledge of all things Malt. The bespoke bar in the whisky lounge is home to an extensive collection of fine and rare Islay whiskies.
Want to study the difference between spirit produced in bourbon, claret or sherry casks? Wonder what the acclaimed whisky produced at Port Ellen distillery before its closure in 1983 tastes like? Did you miss out on any of the special bottlings for the annual Malt and Music Festival?
20 Shore Street,
Isle of Islay.
Telephone: 01496 810244