The Lochindaal Hotel in Port Charlotte is one of Islay’s most traditional hotels. It is a family run establishment, having been in the MacLellan family for well over 100 years. Iain and Katie and their 5 children are the latest generation of MacLellans to have the privilege of running this lovely old pub. Over the years the pub has played host to many characters; friendly locals, holidaying visitors and many a famous face. They all leave with a tale to tell about an evening at ‘The Lochindaal’.
The hotel also boasts an impressive collection of rare and unusual Islay and other malt whiskies which can be viewed from both bars. During the colder months the log burners keeps the bars cosy and warm.
The hotel has developed a great reputation for it’s infamous Seafood Platters and during the summer months (April – October) these are now served in our restaurant also located in Port Charlotte; Lochindaal Seafood Kitchen (www.lochindaalseafoodkitchen.co.uk / 01496 850000).
24 hours notice is required for the Seafood Platters so we can ensure the seafood is a fresh as possible.
The Lochindaal is noted for its friendliness and humour, our staff are welcoming and accommodating.
The hotel consists of two bars; the public bar has a pool table and a dart board – this is a dog friendly area where guests may bring their pooches to eat.
The lounge bar has a cosy dining area with tables and seating for up to 24 guests, warm and comfortable with a log burner – this is where most meals are served.
Fresh bean to cup coffee is served all day in both bars.
There is free WiFi available to all guests whether they be in for a quick drink, have dinner or staying overnight, please ask the bar staff for the WiFi Key code.
Winter hotel opening times are 3pm until 1am. (October – March)
Toasties and soup can be served all day upon request.
Lunches can be served to order from March until October from 12.30pm – 3pm
Evening meals are served from 6.30pm until 9.00pm six days a week. (Closed on Sunday)
Summer opening hours are 12pm until 1am (March – October)
We recommend that bookings are made for evening meals due to the high demand and the limited capacity of tables within the lounge bar where meals are served. Two sittings are common in the busier months allowing for later dining, we can therefore accommodate those guests arriving on Islay off the evening ferry with prior notice.