Port Askaig Hotel
There was an Inn at Port Askaig four hundred years ago. This is now incorporated within 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.
The hotel employs some local Islay staff who can speak Gaelic.
Port Askaig is a charming hamlet clustered round the pier. There is little else apart from the Hotel, the Shop, the Post Office and a road which winds up the wooded hill to the rest of the island. The distillery villages of Caol Ila and Bunnahabhain (which produce some of the finest malt whisky for which Islay is so justly famous) can be reached via two side roads, approximately one mile and four miles respectively from Port Askaig. Both short journeys offer magnificent views of Islay and to the neighbouring islands.
High above Port Askaig is the Dunlossit Estate. Here are situated the beautiful lochs of Ballygrant, Lossit and Allan. All are easily approached by road and well stocked with excellent trout. The charges for fishing, which include the use of a boat, are very reasonable.
Port Askaig Hotel is listed in Lodging World
All day meal & bar service - Local & home garden produce - Full central heating - Free wifi - Ample parking - Dogs welcome in the public bar - All bedrooms on first floor - Residents' lounge