Applecross Inn

Isolated pub on famously scenic route on west coast, with particularly friendly welcome, real ales and good seafood; bedrooms


Accommodation available
Speciality beers
Cask ales
Craft beers
Live Entertainment
Separate restaurant
Disabled access
Smoking area
Pub games
  • Separate restaurant
  • Sandwiches sold

Bar food times: 12-9

Typical main dish: local prawns

Typical main dish price: £22.00

Average two course evening meal price: £25.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales (up to six)
  • Craft beers (3)
  • Whisky (50+)

Price of cheapest bitter: £4.20

Name of cheapest bitter: McEwans

Live music typically held on Thursday evening or Sunday afternoon.

  • Live music
  • Pub games
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

Number of bedrooms: 7

Price of a bedrooms starts at £0.00

  • Children allowed in the bar

Child restrictions: Accompanied under-16s allowed in the bar or outside until 9pm

  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

Pub pets: Dogs allowed outside and in selected bedrooms.

The good pub guide review

A popular spot, this inn is always packed with customers from all over the world and the atmosphere is lively and genuinely friendly; if you wish to stay here, you'll have to book months ahead. The exhilarating west coast drive to reach the inn is over the Bealach na Bà (Pass of the Cattle) and is one of the highest in Britain; do not attempt it in bad weather. The alternative route, along the single-track lane winding around the coast from just south of Shieldaig, has equally glorious sea loch (and then sea) views nearly all the way. The no-nonsense bar has a woodburning stove, exposed-stone walls, upholstered pine furnishings and a stone floor. There's Applecross Inner Sound and Sanctuary on handpump, over 50 malt whiskies, 25 gins, ten rums and a good, varied wine list (all are available by the glass); background music and board games. Tables in the shoreside garden enjoy magnificent views; there's an outdoor eating area for summer use and a retro food truck (Applecross Inn-Side Out) selling fish and chips and Applecross ices. Getting to this remote little gem is part of the experience and a memorable time awaits on arrival. Some disabled facilities.

The good pub guide food review

Most people opt for the first class fresh local fish and seafood, which includes squat lobsters, creel-caught prawns, oysters, hand-dived scallops, fresh haddock, langoustines, a seafood platter and curried crab with mango, but they also offer sandwiches, local haggis flambéed in Drambuie topped with cream, duck breast with soy and honey marinade, beef chilli with rice, gammon and egg, spinach and potato curry, and puddings such as seasonal fruit crumble with custard and raspberry cranachan with almond praline.

2021 Awards

Name of Licensee

Judith Fish

Contact Details

Applecross Inn, Shore Street, Applecross, Strathcarron, Ross-shire, IV54 8LR

(01520) 744262