Crask Inn

Crask Inn
Crask, Lairg, Highland, IV27 4AB
  • Telephone 01549 411241
  • Food served Advance dinner bookings only
North Highland Larder

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Set in the remote Sutherland landscape on the lonely single-track road between Lairg and Tongue, the Crask Inn counts as one of Scotland's more idiosyncratic hospitality experiences. A working croft with a tough climate and little passing trade, it's a place fondly regarded – despite, or perhaps because of, its lack of glamour and contemporary touches – by cyclists a day's ride away from John o'Groats, hillwalkers heading for nearby Ben Klibreck and groups of fishermen. There's a convivial bar with a glowing stove, maps on the wall and a couple of Black Isle Brewery taps, simple accommodation is available, there's room for a few tents on the lawn and food is served by prior booking. In the style of the setting this is hamely fare such as beef stew with dumplings or venison lasagne, with sandwiches for daytime snacks and hearty breakfasts for overnighters.