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The Kilberry Inn - Hotel in Argyll & Bute

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Kilberry, Tarbert, PA29 6YD, Argyll & Bute
Scotland, United Kingdom

Clare Johnson & David Wilson www.kilberryinn.com
+44 (0)1880 770223(landline)

Far-flung restaurant with rooms - well worth the detour. Exquisite food, loads of style and lovely rooms, one with a hot tub

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It's a little like Local Hero, a patch of heaven in the middle of nowhere with vast skies, forested hills and the Sound of Jura pouring past. As for the Kilberry, it stands on the road in this tiny village (cars pass at the rate of one an hour). Outside, the phone box is soon to become the smallest whisky bar in the world. Inside, oodles of rustic charm, with Farrow & Ball colours, exposed stone walls and an open fire that burns most nights. Half-bottles of champagne wait at the bar, as do local ales and excellent malts. In summer life spills onto the roadside for lunch in the sun. And the food here is the big draw. Clare's cooking is some of the best on the west coast, perhaps mussels and surf clams cooked in white wine, rack of hill lamb marinated in honey, then mocha brûlée with coffee ice-cream. Spotless bedrooms have pretty colours, comfy beds, robes in compact shower rooms. Two are bigger; one has a sitting room, the other a hot tub on a private terrace. Elsewhere, sandy beaches, standing stones and golf at Machrihanish. Worth the detour.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Guest feedback
"Visited in August 2013 with my wife, travelled from Cleveleys after reading reviews online. Rarely does anywhere match the image created online or in brochures, but this place exceeded our expectations. Fabulous setting, luxury accommodation, and the food!!! exceptional. The welcome was warm without being false, and the seven hour drive a trivial matter compared with the enjoyment received in exchange. A quote from David still resonates, "life's to short for OK" . Spoil yourself with a stay at the Kilberry Inn, you will be glad you did. "
September 2013

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  • 1 Suite for 2
  • , 4 Doubles
Price:(i) £210 per night

Price includes dinner for two.

Booking info:

Min. two nights at weekends July/Aug.


Lunch from £15. 3-course, à la carte dinner included; non-residents about £35.


Mondays. January & February. Sunday-Thursday in November & December.


Kilberry, Tarbert, PA29 6YD, Argyll & Bute

Hotel 1 Suite, sleeping 2
Price: (i) £ 210 to £ 210 per night
Hotel 4 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 210 to £ 210 per night
Clare Johnson & David Wilson www.kilberryinn.com
+44 (0)1880 770223(landline)