Stein Inn -The Oldest Inn on Skye

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"It felt like finding a home, finding friends; this place is truly special. The people who worked there, felt like family.. the coming kept us coming back too, it was like a grateful love letter to dream food.. make my dream food: incredibly fresh and beautiful local ingredients, cooked simply and perfectly. These beautiful langoustines had been caught in the waters just in front of the @stein_inn and delivered to the kitchen just two hours before we ate them. And what a transporting experience it was: they were exquisitely sweet and succulent and, as on all the many other occasions we ordered them, cooked impeccably. I have just never had langoustines like them"


Stein Inn nestled on the shores of Lochbay, overlooks the Outer Hebrides, staring out to sea, since 1790.

A family run business – originally from the Cotswolds and spending most of her life in London, Charlie visited the pub many years ago on her way to wild camp in the Outer Hebrides. After falling in love with the wild nature of Skye and the Inn with a background in hospitality and events this lifelong dream finally came true.  Charlie is a hands-on owner and works front of house and in the kitchen. Her belief and ethos that is shown not only the menu that is inspired by the nature of Skye and offers a taste of Skye, combined with hospitality, being authentic to yourself, a pub with a medley of traditional, modern, cosy and quirky, with log burners, candle lit and dotted with personal items of Charlie’s from her past travels, her folks and childhood, all of which often tell stories.

Everyone is welcome, including children, and dog friendly. Charlie’s two children play a large part, Clémence her teenage daughter in the holidays with her friends, working front of house and her young son Jack who can be seen swimming in the Loch opposite or on skimming stones on the beach, often taking guests out too, often in the day and for an evening swim.

The Inn has five sea facing bedrooms, bar area, various restaurant and snug area, with comfy armchairs, to read or relax and or to have a drink. The bar has many CAMRA awards, specialising in Isle of Skye and Scottish beer, whiskies, gins.

The Menu is a taste of Skye and focuses on sea meets land using local and sustainable produce. All dishes are simple and all homemade with a taste of Skye with a classic menu and shellfish menu of lobsters, crabs, langoustines, mussels from Lochbay opposite.

Throughout the year, the Inn holds various events from music, films, pop ups, weddings.

A garden with tables and chairs, guests can eat and drink whilst been mesmerized by the view of the Outer Hebrides, palm trees, a beach, Loch to swim in or take out canoes, stunning sunsets and often the northern lights.

All Bedrooms with a sea view

All our bedrooms have had a makeover in February 2024 using local suppliers supporting the area and look on to the beautiful sea landscape.
Children and dogs are welcome!

Over 120 Scottish whiskies

Specialising in Isle of Skye and Scottish whiskies, gins and beers

Isle of Skye Inspired Dishes

A true taste of Skye, where land meets sea, featuring fresh local produce and shellfish.


Hotel Rooms




Our Dining

Lunch served from 12pm to 2pm – Dinner served from 5pm to 9pm
The menu offers a taste of Skye, and takes inspiration from the wild, natural surroundings and local sourced produce Skye has to offer.
The From the Sea shellfish menu is delivered daily from Lochbay opposite, focuses on sustainable, lobsters, mussels, langoustines and crabs. This shellfish is some of the best in the world.
The classic menu includes, local fish and meat dishes, small plates, starters and puddings all homemade. 
Children menus are available too.
Subject to availability and shellfish weather dependent. 
For more food photos and to reserve please go to our dishcult page. Whilst on the page please click the clock icon and it will give you the most of reservation time slots. You can also just walk in.

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Events at Stein Inn

Live music and various events throughout the year.

Stein Festival in July
Skye film showing end of March 

Things to do near Stein Inn

Walks and beaches- safe to swim and sail 

The environment - our responsibility

Our business practices reflect a commitment to minimising waste, reducing carbon footprint, encouraging re-use & recycling, and removing unnecessary plastic where possible. 

We believe that we all have a responsibility to preserve the Isle of Skye and all of our environment where we can. We are members of various organisations and committees local and further afield to do so. This includes Stein coastline community committee.


Contact Us


Macleods Terrace, Stein IV55 8GA




Please click on the Dishcult link and click on the clock icon for lunch and dinner times



If your preferred dining time or table size is unavailable please do contact us on  01470 592362 or email us  and we will check availability for you.

Walk-ins welcome too




Lunch Opening Times:

Wednesday  to Sunday 

12:00 pm – 2.00 pm

Note we are closed Monday, Tuesday and Saturday for lunch 


Dinner Opening Times:

Monday to Sunday 

5.00 pm to 9.00 pm 

Bar opening times. We serve coffee and cake too and no need to book for drinks. 

Monday and Tuesday- 5 pm to 12 pm

Wednesday to Saturday- 12 pm to 12 am 

Sunday 12 pm to 11 pm

Please note that the bar closes from 4 pm to 5 pm daily to stock up and clean the bar and restaurant. However, we will endeavour to keep it open all day on days we can. However, drinks can be bought and enjoyed in our snug area in the Inn or outside: