Where to eat along the road in Argyll and Bute and the Isle of Mull

It’s not always easy to find a place to eat while on the road, especially since lots of places close early in Scotland. While on the Isle of Arran we stopped at the Ormidale Hotel for hot drinks and a sticky toffee pudding. The pub was busy and had an open fire place, which was much appreciated in this weather.

Ormidale Hotel @Brodick

sticky toffee pudding and tea @Ormidale Hotel

Overnight we stayed at the Corrie Hotel, a bit north of Brodick. The Victorian house  from 1851 was fabulous and had very friendly owners. But it also had an amazing restaurant. I had a local beer in the common room and later haggis with neeps and tatties for dinner at the restaurant.

Corrie Hotel @Isle of Arran

local beer @Corrie Hotel

Haggies with neeps and tatties @Corrie Hotel

Breakfast the next day was included with the overnight stay. Besides a small sideboard with the essentials I ordered soft boiled eggs with buttered toast soldiers. Lovely way to start the day. The porridge with cream and honey looked also enticing.

Soft boiled eggs with buttered toast soldiers @Corrie Hotel

porridge with cream and honey @Corrie Hotel

We stopped in Campeltown on Kintyre at Food for Thought for sandwiches and something sweet. Excellent little coffeehouse with very friendly service.

sweet snacks @Food for Though

In Oban we had dinner twice. The first time was at the Oban Inn, which is right at the harbor. The Oban Inn was a boisterous pub and full of tourists (or so it seemed), but luckily we snagged a table in the corner. I ordered the steak & ale pie, which was actually quite tasty with a buttery crust. The seasonal vegetables were of course peas, but at least not the mushy kind.

steak & ale pie @Oban Inn

The second dinner in Oban happened directly in our hotel for the night, both of which I cannot recommend. The dinner was rather awful and the Muthu Alexandra hotel overcharged us, but that’s a different story.

On the Isle of Mull we stayed at the Western Isles Hotel in Tobermory, where we also ate dinner. In this case I can wholeheartedly recommend both. For dinner I ate deer with red cabbage and mashed potatoes. This and the Gin Tonic I ordered worked nicely.

dinner at the Western Isles Hotel @Tobermory

Gin Tonic @Western Isles Hotel

Breakfast the next morning happened in the same room, but now we had a gorgeous view on the bay below. Breakfast was á la carte, something I appreciate more and more over the years. Yours, Pollybert

breakfast tea with a view @Western Isles Hotel

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