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Crinan Hotel

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

This romantic retreat enjoys a stunning location with fabulous views across the Sound of Jura. The hotel stands at the north end of the Crinan Canal, which connects Loch Fyne to the Atlantic Ocean. For over two hundred years this hostelry has been caring for the community needs of this tiny fishing village, and welcoming travellers. This sense of continuity has been lovingly provided by Nick and Frances Ryan for over 40 years. Relax with a drink in the Gallery Bar on a summer’s evening, or settle in the Mainbrace, a wood-panelled seafood bar which extends to the patio overlooking the fishing boats. The Westward Restaurant’s cuisine is firmly based on the freshest seafood – it’s landed daily just 50 metres from the hotel. Look out for hot Arbroath smokie; risotto of crab with cream cheese and chives, and – if meat is preferred – pan-seared Scottish sirloin steak.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 Dec
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11-11
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-2.30
  • Dinner opening: all wk 6-8.30

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Fyne, Tennent's, Caledonian, Guinness

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From M8, at end of bridge take A82, at Tarbert left onto A83. At Inveraray follow Campbeltown signs to Lochgilphead, follow signs for A816 to Oban. 2m, left to Crinan on B841

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