Plockton Hotel

Well run small hotel with wonderful views, very good food with emphasis on local seafood and real ales; bedrooms

The good pub guide review

If you can, grab a table in the sea-front garden of this welcoming little hotel for a view out past Plockton's trademark palm trees to a shore lined with colourful flowering shrubs and across the sheltered anchorage to rugged mountains. The hotel is in the centre of this lovely Scottish National Trust village and part of a long, low terrace of stone houses. Half of the light, bright bedrooms have extraordinary views over Loch Carron, while the others, some with balconies, look over the hillside garden; breakfasts are good. The modern, comfortably furnished lounge bar has window seats with views of the harbour boats, as well as antique, dark red leather seating around neat Regency-style tables on a tartan carpet, and three model ships set into the woodwork and partly panelled stone walls. The separate public bar has board games, TV, a jukebox and background music. The well kept beers on handpump might include Belhaven Best, Glen Spean Red Revival, Isle of Skye Red and Orkney Raven, plus more than 20 malt whiskies, nine wines by the glass and a good selection of Scottish gins. There's a hotel nearby called the Plockton Inn, so don't get the two confused. Disabled access and loos, plus access to one bedroom.

The good pub guide food review

Fresh fish and shellfish play a big role here, with dishes including garlic crab claws, queen scallops and smoked bacon with garlic, sole and salmon parcels with prawn thermidor sauce, and sea bass with roasted butternut squash risotto; they also offer sandwiches, burgers, fish and chips, haggis and whisky starter, a vegetarian dish of the day, chicken breast stuffed with smoked ham and cheese with sun-dried tomato, garlic and cream sauce, venison with cumberland sauce, and puddings.

2021 Awards

Contact Details

Plockton Hotel, 41 Harbour Street, Plockton, Ross-shire, IV52 8TN

(01599) 544274

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11am-midnight