Port Askaig Hotel is situated on the shores of the Sound of Islay, overlooking the pier at which daily car ferries berth on arrival from the Scottish mainland. Due to its proximity to the ferry, it offers easy access to Jura, Colonsay and the mainland. Our Starboard Restaurant offers Bistro style dining, with a full meal service in both bars and hot snacks available out with main meal times. Our Port Bar is the oldest licensed premises on Islay and features an excellent selection of Islay Malts and a display of old and rare bottles.
There was an Inn at Port Askaig four hundred years ago. This is now incorporated in the Hotel as the public bar and is the oldest licensed premises on Islay. Live music is often played in here, so why not come in and meet the locals? The rest of the building dates back to the eighteenth century and has been extensively adapted to provide a comfortable standard with modern kitchens. Great care has been taken to preserve the character and peace of a bygone age with the use of fine antique furniture and other items of interest. Our "Port" Bar is the oldest continually licensed premises on the island (dating from the 16th Century) and carries an excellent selection of Islay Malts in addition to a display of old and rare bottles, which may interest the visitor. We also sell a good selection of blended whisky at only £1 per dram.
We offer 2 of our std rooms eg 1 dble 1 twin as pet friendly - we also allow pets in our apt rooms - 2 twins if let on b&b basis - otherwise as self catering let. Dogs must sleep in a basket or on own bedding. Dogs are not allowed in diningroom or snug bar but may be taken into the old (public) bar where we do serve food. Dogs must not be left unattended for long periods.
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