Melvaig Inn

Melvaig Inn
Melvaig, Aultgrishan, Gairloch, Highland, IV21 2DZ
  • Telephone 01445 771212
  • Opening times Wed–Sun noon–8.30pm. Closed Mon/Tue.
  • Email
  • Website www.melvaig-inn.co.uk

In the last habitation on the road from Gairloch to Rua Reidh Lighthouse, the Melvaig Inn isn't somewhere that relies on passing trade. Instead you're advised to book, particularly at weekends and for groups, for their menu of local fish, venison and steak, with seafood specials on Friday to Sunday and a loaded seafood platter. Unexpectedly quirky, the owners' love of classic rock music dominates the decor, with vinyls and memorabilia alongside the owner's late mother's colourful artwork, a free jukebox and a record player on the bar. Also at the bar, as well as local ales, are the owners' free range eggs for sale, from their nearby croft, as well as books and vinyls. Light lunches are made up of soups and filled baguettes: a visit while it's still light will make the most of the views across the sea to Skye, and the nearby beach is worth a pre-or-post-prandial wander.

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