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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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Homemade Ice Cream and Sorbets

April 30, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Our Chartroom II Bistro now has pots of homemade ice creams and sorbets for sale. Choose from Clotted Cream, Chocolate Fudge, Honeycomb or Raspberry Ice Cream or Raspberry, Blackberry, Passion Fruit or Bramley Apple Sorbet. Perfect on a hot day!              

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The Hiking Song – Islands of Scotland

April 23, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

With Oban known as the gateway to the Isles, Loch Melfort is in a perfect position to act as a stop off before visiting a good number of islands. One of our current guests learnt the below song as a child and has always wanted to visit all of the 15 islands listed. Our Reception ...

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Thank you from Angela

April 14, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

We celebrated Receptionist Angela Milton’s retirement, after 46 years service, on Sunday with a surprise get together of friends, colleagues and ex colleagues. We were inundated with  with messages of good wishes which we were inundated with from guests and staff, which brought back many memories for Angela – thank you to everyone who took ...

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5 Great… Wildlife

April 4, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Scotland is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Being by the the sea, and with a coastline longer than France’s, Argyll is a great place to spot sea wildlife you may not see elsewhere.  1. Golden and Sea Eagles: The golden Eagle is the UK’s 2nd largest bird of prey with a wingspan of 2 ...

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5 Great… Argyll Castles

March 14, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

1. Kilchurn Castle One of Scotland’s iconic castles, Kilchurn sits at the northern tip of Loch Awe. Built around 1450 by Sir Colin Campbell, first Lord of Glenorchy, Kilchurn’s architecture started to change in 1690s. In 1681, Sir John Campbell of Glenorchy was made first Earl of Breadalbane and spent much of the 1690s converting Kilchurn Castle into a modern barracks capable ...

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Mother’s Day Lunch

March 1, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

Sunday 15th March 2 courses £19.50 per person, 3 courses £25.95 per person Terrine Ham and Foie Gras Terrine, Warm Toasted Sourdough, Plum Chutney, Crisp Salad Leaves Salmon Scottish smoked Salmon and Brown Crab Roulade, Lemon Dressed Salad, Horseradish Cream Soup Potato and Organic Spinach Soup with Croutons *** Beef Roast Sirloin of Scottish Beef, roast ...

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The Long Way Around The British Isles

February 26, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

We are honoured to offer ex-serviceman Richard Long a room tonight as he takes part in his 4 year walk (the length of the First World War) around the coastline of Britain with a seven stone bag on his back The “Long” way around the British Isles. Initially he started his journey to help himself cope ...

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Scholarships Awarded

February 9, 2015 by Alison Norfolk

After our post on 27th November about three of our team submitting applications for Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland Scholarships, we are delighted to announce that Head Chef Michael and Supervisors Alison and James have all been awarded scholarships and will shortly be off on their prospective courses. Michael will be attending a two day Patisserie and Sugar ...

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