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Argyll and the Isles Leaflet Drop

March 19, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

A new range of attractive and informative leaflets have recently been distributed by Argyll and the Isles Tourism Co-operative. The range of 8 leaflets includes the following titles; World Class Whisky Distilleries, Prehistoric Monuments, Long Distance Walking, Cycling & Kayaking, Medieval Castles, Clan & Clan Seats, Challenging Golf Courses and Heritage Centres & Museums. These will ...

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New Pattern Cutting Courses

March 16, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

Guests can now enjoy the charm of Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at Loch Melfort Hotel, with the days spent perfecting or learning a new skill. Along with Bill Baillie’s Photography Workshops, local artist Karen Liversedge, is now running pattern cutting and creative experience workshops from her workshop in nearby Kilmelford.  Karen graduated from London College ...

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WSET Level 1 Wine Award

March 15, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

Congratulations to James Strachan, our newly appointed Supervisor, on his score of 87% and subsequent Pass for the WSET Level 1 Award in Wine. Taken in conjunction with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, James is now in a better position to  help guests in selecting the best wine to match each dish in our ...

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March Gourmet Night Menu

March 7, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

The menu and accompanying wines for March 22nd Gourmet Night is now available; Canapés Castillo Perelada Cava Reserva NV, Spain Duck Home-cured Duck Breast, Parmesan Crisp, Rocket Jell, Pine Nut Panna Cotta Chorey les Beaune, Roche de Bellene, France Mackerel Hay-smoked Mackerel Fillet, Pickled Lemons, Crisp Red Onion Seifried Riesling, New Zealand Apple Sorbet Lamb ...

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Busy in the Kitchen

February 21, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

Today, Head Chef Peter Carr is busy working on the next Table d’hôte and A la carte menus for Asknish Bay Restaurant. He will also be finalising the Gourmet Night menu for 22nd March and the Chartroom Bistro menu for the reopening at the end of March. In keeping with our ‘Taste our Best’ awarding ...

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Next Photography Workshop Dates

February 12, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

Our next photography workshop weekends run by photographer Bill Baillie are Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd March followed by Saturday 31st May and 1st June. Bill Baillie is a local photographer based in Kilmartin Glen and well known at Loch Melfort Hotel for his wonderful natural wedding photos. He is also a master at landscape photography ...

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Scholarship Award

February 8, 2014 by Calum Ross

We are delighted to announce Alison, our Reception Supervisor and Marketing Assistant has been awarded an Introduction to Revenue Management Scholarship by Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland. Alison has been with us for 3.5 years and was recently promoted to supervisor in September and deals with a number of aspects of hotel life; from bookings and ...

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New Road Signs

January 27, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

We now have some lovely new brown road signs directing drivers to Loch Melfort Hotel and Arduaine Garden; two big new signs at the turning to Melfort in Kilmelford and at the Ardfern road end, two smaller to replace the originals at the 300 yard point, and a new double-sided one opposite the driveway to ...

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Argyll Spectacular Sunsets

January 17, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

Argyll has become known by our guests as a hot spot for its fantastic sunsets, anytime of year. Here are a selection of our top 4 from 2013. What cold be more romantic than enjoying a pre-dinner drink in our guest lounge or outside decking with these spectacular vistas over the islands of Luing, Scarba ...

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Homecoming Scotland 2014

January 14, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

“Every country has its moment. Its time to shine. When the universe conspires and planets align. Scotland invites you, our stage is set. For one brilliant year we’ll never forget. Homecoming, the Commonwealth Games and The Ryder Cup. A year of surprises. A calendar filled up. We welcome the world to come and to share. ...

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