A family run business – originally form 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. 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.
There is a classic menu focusing on local produce, simple and all homemade with a taste of Skye and a sustainable 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.