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New House Ale & Lager

July 2, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

ANOTHER FIRST FOR LOCH MELFORT HOTEL!! After months of research, sampling and negotiation, Calum has secured the agreement of Belhaven Brewery to supply two new beers to our Chartroom II Bistro. Loch Melfort Ale is a creamy but light export  and Chartroom II Lager is a refreshing light beer. Both great pints and 4% alc ...

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Sealife Adventures Update – Minke Whales

June 30, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Fantastic time at sea this last week, we have seen an amazing variety of cetaceans, porpoise, dolphins and whales, this shows that summer is really here, the water is warming up and there are lots of fish in the water for these mammals to feed on. Minke whales are the species of whales that we see ...

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5 Great… Local Distilleries

June 23, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Scotland is the true home of whisky, with a good number of distilleries on our doorstep. Why not visit a few of the below on your next trip to Loch Melfort. All whiskies can also be sampled in our guest Cocktail Bar on return.  1. Oban Nestling beneath the steep cliff that overlooks Oban, and closest to ...

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Sealife Adventures Update

Here is a picture of two of our local Sea Eagles, all spring they have given us great fly pasts  or have looked down on us from vantage points on the hill. These two have again successfully bred with a big strong chick, they are excellent parents and one at least is always around the ...

Sealife Adventures Update

June 4, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Here we are at the start of June and things are getting busy on the boat and at sea. We are generally running two trips every day with a choice of length of trip. We have had our first five hour trips which are really popular as you get longer at the hotspots and more ...

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5 Great… Indoor Activities

May 28, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

1. Kilmartin Museum Kilmartin Museum is situated at the heart of Kilmartin Glen in Argyll. It is a beautiful and ancient place with unique archaeology and natural heritage. The Museum’s mission is to inspire and educate people by interpreting, explaining and conserving the internationally important archaeological landscape, artefacts and natural heritage of Kilmartin Glen.  “How many museums ...

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Bentley Car Club

May 15, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

  Following on from the Rolls Royces, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th May saw 16 members of a Bentley car club stay. During the two days, they visited Ardkinglas Garden, Dunstaffnage Castle and were met by the Duke of Argyll at Inveraray Castle.  

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Rolls Royce Car Club

May 15, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

You are never too young to appreciate the joy of motoring! This weekend we have been privileged to host the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts’ Car Club. With 47 guests and around 20 cars, it was quite a sight! A great place to park outside the hotel and plenty of lovely winding Scottish roads on the doorstep ...

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Sealife Adventures Update

May 10, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Here we are into May already, its been a wee bit chiller than we might like but lots of sunshine and we are now starting to see some changes at sea. There have been a lot more sightings of porpoise which means that their source of food is coming more inshore. Harbour porpoise can be found ...

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Whisky Month

May 9, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Take the quiz – What kind of Whisky are you?! May is VisitScotland’s Whisky month with a whole host of festivals across the country. Nearest to us is the Islay Festival of Malt and Music, 22nd-30th May with 9 distilleries open for special tours plus many more events across various venues in a perfect marriage of music ...

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