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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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Tipi Wedding Preparation

January 10, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

With a wedding booked for August taking place in three large tipis for 170 guests, exciting activity started today whilst we are shut during January. The top lawn just above the car park is being levelled to accommodate such a large structure. Who knows, perhaps we will then be able to boost we have our ...

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Christmas 2013

December 22, 2013 by Alison Norfolk

The gingerbread house has been built, the Christmas cake and mince pies have been made, the trees have been decorated and the Nativity set. With the majority of our guests arriving Christmas Eve, we are on course for another perfect Christmas on the picturesque West coast. For those of you who will not be joining ...

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