The Galley of Lorne Inn
The Galley of Lorne Inn has gained a reputation as one of Argyll’s best restaurants for its excellent food and drink, showing imagination and tradition side by side. Tucked away in the pretty village of Ardfern, just over half an hour’s drive from Oban, the inn sits on the waterside at Loch Craignish and enjoys breathtaking views over the sea to the misty isle of Jura on the horizon. The inn’s menu covers all of their dining areas, the public bar for a traditional setting, the lounge bar where traditional meets modern, the restaurant which presents a relaxing and informal atmosphere with the most wonderful views along Loch Craignish, and finally the beer garden and sundeck for those who prefer to eat alfresco. Their use of fresh local ingredients has proven to be very popular, especially their range of meat and fish dishes. They also grow seasonal produce in their polytunnel; at least one ingredient in every dish will have come from their home grown supply during the main season. Dishes to look out for include their crock of fresh west coast mussels with delicious home-made bread, their home-smoked meat platter with bread and herb dipping oil, the Galley Burger, which takes some eating, and their niçoise- style Seabass Salad. Wash your meal down with one of their eclectic mix of real ales or a crisp glass of wine. Great spot for lunch, too, with plenty of parking on site. For full details and menus, visit www.galleyoflorne.co.uk or call 01852 500284.