A brisk stroll from here on the waymarked Great Glen Way heads towards the shoreline of the renowned loch. This place, under new ownership, is a hive of activity and there’s always an event of some kind going on. The modern menu is based on top Scottish ingredients – haggis and lamb koftas; or Applecross Bay prawns as starters, followed by pan-fried venison steak; or east coast haddock. All this will build an appetite for a loch-side ramble to famous Urquhart Castle. Unusually, a range of Scottish distilled gins is available at the bar – Boe and Caorunn being just two.