At the north end of the Crinan Canal, connecting Loch Fyne to the Atlantic Ocean, is the tiny picturesque fishing village of Crinan. There you will find one of Scotland’s favourite seafood restaurant – the Crinan Hotel. For over 200 years the centre of this little community has been the Crinan Hotel.
Today the Crinan Hotel is the perfect west coast haven in which to relax and dine on the best of Scottish seafood, local scallops, organic lamb from the Islands, Argyll venison … and jumbo prawns, freshly landed at Crinan’s pier just yards from the hotel.
Crinan’s Westward Restaurant offers superb views out over the loch and is just the place for a relaxing evening meal – a Scottish sunset with a five-course menu and coffee. Crinan’s Seafood Bar has an ‘a la carte’ menu and is perfect for a casual lunch or dinner. On a warm day you can enjoy lunch outside overlooking the canal.
The small public bar at the Crinan Hotel also serves the Seafood Bar menu. This is a cosy place frequented by locals and visitors alike with an impressive ‘highland coo’ looking down over the bar. The bar, known to the locals as The Panther Arms, is a grand place to enjoylocal beers and some fine local whiskies following a day out in Argyll.
Renowned for its world class seafood and dishes of local produce expertly cooked and presented, the hotel boasts an excellent wine list and warm Scottish hospitality.