Hogmanay 2015

There can be few days in the year in Scotland as important as New Year’s Eve, or Hogmanay, as it is traditionally called. As the sun sets on 2015, we invite you to welcome in 2016 with an unforgettable stay at Loch Melfort Hotel and a traditional Scottish celebration of the New Year.

Loach Melfort Hotel, Oban, Loch view
30 December

Arrive at your leisure and make yourself at home.

The Chartroom II Bar and Bistro will be open all day for meals and snacks. Relax with a winter cocktail or wee dram in front of the fire and enjoy the spectacular view from the lounge.

We have a mouth-watering 4-course gourmet meal for you in store which will be served in our Asknish Bay Restaurant, followed by coffee next to the log fire in the lounge.


31 December – Hogmanay

Spend the day exploring the beautiful landscape around the hotel or if you are feeling more adventurous, our reception staff will be more than happy to book many of the activities on offer in the area: cruises, tours, horse riding, to name but a few.

If you need to replenish your energy after an active afternoon and before the evening’s festivities, The Chartroom II will be serving delicious bar lunches including our legendary langoustines, scallops and mussels.

Before dinner, our guests are heartily invited to the cocktail lounge for a complimentary cocktail and canapés.

Our magnificent seven-course Hogmanay Banquet will then be served in the Asknish Bay Restaurant from 6.00 – 9.30pm, offering a variety of our finest produce from the region, prepared with expertise, care and innovation by our Head Chef Michael Knowles.

From 10.30pm a local band will set the scene with traditional Scottish music and at midnight a piper will pipe in the New Year – a stirring event which you are sure to look back on fondly for years to come. We will toast your health with a complimentary black bun and a dram “for auld lang syne”. Welcome 2016!

Our New Year celebrations usually develop in their own way here at Loch Melfort, but dancing some Scottish reels is usually part of the program so remember to bring your dancing shoes!


Hello 2016!

Happy New Year!!

After a long lie, you can begin the first day of the New Year with a lavish buffet brunch to replenish your energy levels from the night before served between 10.00am and 12pm.

Blow the cobwebs away with a gentle stroll or bracing walk, taking in the spectacular scenery of Loch Melfort. Non-residents are more than welcome to join us and perhaps take advantage of  The Chartroom II, which will be open as usual, serving informal lunches, drinks and light refreshments.

In the evening, we will round off your stay with a delicious seafood buffet to remember, served in The Asknish Bay Restaurant from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

Tariff 2015 per person per stay:

Master Suite £575
Junior Suite £575
Main House Double/Twin £465
Cedar Wing Superior King £465
Cedar Wing Classic Double/Twin £450
Non-resident Hogmanay Banquet £75

For those who wish to recharge their batteries between Christmas and New Year, we have a special Twixmas Offer:
Book to stay 2 nights between Christmas and Hogmanay and only pay for one night!
Book one night Bed and Breakfast from £74 per person, stay another night B&B free!

We hope you can join us for a memorable start to 2016.

To make a booking for your Hogmanay Short Break 2015 at Loch Melfort call us on 0843 886 0233 or mail us at reception@lochmelfort.co.uk

Hogmany 2015

Amuse Bouche
Argyll Langoustine Bisque, Sea Lettuce Crisp
Game Terrine
Warm Argyll Game Bird Terrine,
Pear and Saffron Chutney, Warm Soda Farl, Coriander Salad
Smoked Salmon
Scottish Smoked Salmon and Dressed Crab “Cannelloni”
Sea Wasabi Pesto, Sea Salt Breadcrumb, Sea Lettuce Gel
Black Cherry and Kirsch Sorbet,
Dark Chocolate Garnish
Duo of Wild Scottish Venison, Rosemary Polenta,
Broad Beans, Foie Gras, Port Jelly, Port Jus, Pea shoots
Whisky and Clootie Dumpling Parfait,
Tobermory Whisky Gel, Tablet Crumb
Three Mull Cheddars, Fennel and Parmesan Biscuits,
Damson and Meadowsweet Quince, Apple, Grapes and Celery