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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
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £100
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, British, Scottish
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Parking Available, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 31 October 2023 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights - room was absolutely stunning with the most comfortable bed ever. I didn’t want to leave! Staff and owners are lovely and the breakfast is delicious! Will definitely be returning to stay when we next come to Islay!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023 via mobile

Lovely setting. Good atmosphere. Professional and friendly hostess (owner?) but not as we’d hoped. High prices (yes I know it’s 2023) but these need to be justified. Table service not particularly attentive (salt and pepper, other sauces?). Cullen skink at £12 too watery and not...enough fish. Mussels main less than the mussels starter at The Douglas in Brodick (and not as tasty), crusty bread (as alternative to skinny fries) about as crusty as the top of an undercooked rice pudding. So disappointed. This was our last evening after a super week on Islay and Jura. Better chef or just a cook more acquainted with what the menu offers? Sacrilege - but try the Port Charlotte hotel up the road.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023 via mobile

Delighted to meet ye yesterday at the match . Really enjoyed the chat . Looking forward to seeing ye the end of the summer hopefully. Yours Armel Whyte

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 19 July 2022

Good food well priced and quiet, with friendly staff, the fish and chips is superb as are the dessert options

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022

We had our last meal, while on Islay last week, what a find, nothing pretentious, great food, good choice of whiskies, & Ian the best landlord I’ve ever met.throughly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 19 March 2022 via mobile

I had one of the most amazing seafood meals ever and super value for money. To start langoustines then crab claws (lots), a bottle of Prosecco. Hubby chicken goujons then scallops plus salad chips and bread. Lovely ambiance, all the locals drinking, eating and chatting..., really nice server . Definitely the place to eat in Port Charlotte.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 24 February 2022 via mobile

Great wee find in Islay, been a few years since I visited last but the welcome was just the same, kind and friendly. The host Ian is a gem and nothing is too much trouble. The food is good ,freshly cooked and served from staff...who make you feel at home.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 22 January 2022 via mobile

Given a Seafood Platter voucher for my birthday,in October 2021. Has been so worth the wait to experience Ian’s so fresh, locally sourced extensive platter which included 2 whole lobsters; absolutely delicious and very friendly, efficient family team.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 29 October 2021

Warning: this restaurant has recently been taken over and many of the great reviews reflect the previous owners and not the current ones. My wife and I had the seafood plate at £30 a head and it turned out to be a poor decision. The...crab claws and langoustines were clearly overcooked and did not taste at all fresh. The scallops were fine, though. If you choose to eat here, avoid the seafood and go for a cheaper option. The staff were not particularly welcoming or friendly which was unusual for Islay in my experience. That was something I could have overlooked had the food been adequate. Try Port Mor Community Cafe along the road for a cheaper and more cheerful alternative.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 9 October 2021 via mobile

Visiting since Ian opened the seafood kitchen after extending his business empire (lochindaal hotel) . Ian the owner is a wonderful welcoming man as is Paula a great Geordie waitress. Seafood 🦞 always fresh and bang on the money.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 20 August 2021 via mobile

Friendly, obliging staff, just what we needed for a family meal out. The food was lovely, and the lounge area where we ate was very comfortable. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

We stayed at the Lochindaal hotel in port Charlotte in July 2021, the hotel room was very comfortable, large comfy, extra sofa style bed, fridge and large tv. The bathroom was beautiful also! Staff very accommodating and helpful! The seafood restaurant is part of the...hotel- situated just as you enter port Charlotte. We had to go here for breakfast each morning it is just a 5 minute walk from the hotel. We were spoilt for choice! The breakfast was delicious and Paula who was serving us was so friendly and helpful. We also went for dinner to the seafood kitchen when’re we ordered the seafood plate! All good was so fresh and delicious! Paula had to show us how to eat some of the seafood!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 17 July 2021

The gas cooker had failed on my camper van, and when I called to order my evening meal, I was told the kitchen was too busy for a 'collection'. After letting the restaurant know that I'd be going hungry, the team were really helpful and...took my order. Thank you again .. it was appreciated.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 10 June 2021

Eating out has obviously been very limited over the past year so it was a real pleasure to have lunch at the Lochindaal. Good fresh fish and efficient and friendly service

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 27 April 2021

Had a lovely meal here with my husband, staff were great, fast service and very friendly environment , meals were very tasty and nothing was too much trouble, highly recommend, will definitely return .

Date of visit: April 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5