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. In the hotel during the colder months there are roaring peat and log fires and local musicians regularly entertain the guests with traditional Scottish music, attracting a merry audience.
The hotel has developed a great reputation for it’s Seafood dinners and there are numerous excellent Trip Advisor reviews praising the freshness and the exceptional quality of the local seafood supplied by our great island fisherman who battle all weathers to get the seafood straight to the table that day.
24 hours notice is required for the Seafood Platters.
Iain, the owner (also head chef) works very hard to ensure that all of his guests are well cared for and happy.
The Lochindaal is noted for it’s 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, the lounge bar has a pleasant dining area with tables and seating for up to 24 guests, it is comfortable and cosy with an open fire – 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, indulging in a Seafood Platter 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 9.30pm seven days a week.
Summer opening hours are 12pm until 1am (March – October)
Seafood lunches and dinners can be booked 24 hours in advance.
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.